Dubai-based Emirates Air Line is one of the world's largest users of fifth-freedom flights. All over the world, Emirates currently has 15 fifth-freedom tag flights that operate as a continuation of a service originating in Dubai to a third country. By flying on Emirates fifth-freedom routes, you can experience the excellent Emirates service without ever going to Dubai. … [Read more...]
Emirates is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As a partner of Qantas, you can use Qantas frequent flyer points to travel on Emirates.
When travelling with Emirates, you may be able to upgrade to business class. Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
Emirates has started unbundling its Business Class fares with the launch of its new "Business Special" fare concept. Emirates' Business Special fares are a little bit cheaper than the Dubai-based airline's regular tickets. But they also exclude many of the perks that traditionally come with a Business class ticket. What you'll get on a discounted Emirates Business Special … [Read more...]
Emirates and Qantas are both cutting back their complimentary Chauffeur Drive services from next month. These services are currently offered to Business and First Class passengers flying with Emirates on most routes, as well as Qantas Business Class passengers flying to or from London. No more Emirates Chauffeur Drive on award tickets From 1 March 2019, Emirates will stop … [Read more...]
Emirates will axe its popular Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai route from June. As part of Emirates' latest schedule shake-up, Perth will also lose one of its two daily flights to Dubai at the end of March. The final Emirates Sydney-Bangkok flight will depart on 1 June 2019. After this, both the Sydney-Bangkok and Bangkok-Dubai legs of EK418 and EK419 will be permanently axed. This will … [Read more...]
As part of Qantas' agreement with Emirates, eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer members are entitled to Emirates Lounge access when flying with Qantas. There are some restrictions; for example, flights to the Americas and South Africa are excluded, and you should be travelling on a Qantas-issued ticket. But, in general, access is available to Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent … [Read more...]