Emirates Mixed Class fares to Europe

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  1. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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  2. Dalescott

    Dalescott Member

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    We are going in march, and paid $5360 each. Try booking it online thru EK website. In the end gave up after six attempts, and booked it thru TA. It does not include access to the business class lounge in Dubai. You can also have trouble with the baggage allowance at airports on the way back. Some of the desk staff are not aware of the 40kg allowed.
     
  3. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I thought it gives lounge access on the way back when departing in business class

    There is a paid lounge available in DXB if wanted for the outbound Lounge Service

    The baggage allowance should be clearly shown on the eticket in case there are any issues

    Did you use the multi city search and use the appropriate cabin for each leg?
    Just having a try on the website, using the multi city search I have managed to get the fares to price up ( SYD-LGW for $5730 including A380 to DXB - v nice J)

    Also, from checking the online booking have seen that it counts as a busines saver fare for mileage accrual so AU-UK (for example) will earn 31,500 Tier Miles ( 25,000 required to attain silver status ) plus if you sign up for the mileage accelerators available on the route , as a base member can earn 52,100 Skywards spending miles if booked online or 39,500 if booked over the phone/with a TA etc

    Changes permitted free of charge ( other than after no-showing for a flight)
    Change fee after no-show $300
    Cancellations before departure $300

    As an aside... in relation to another thread about whether Australian fares are higher than those from Europe, a business class (all the way) r/t from Europe to Australia can be obtained for cheaper than the ex-AU special plus be eligable for full rather than saver miles/tier miles

    Dave
     
  4. Dalescott

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    I speak from experience, as to both the booking, and the desk staff at Glasgow (Superviser clarified it).As to the Lounge access, I was speaking about going, not on the return. It is not a problem as my wife has gold, and I have silver. Plus we have EK Citibank cards. Also have noticed that Air China, and JAL have deals going for the or around the same price for full business, but by a indirect route.
    Still EK is direct and service is good, and we use them four or five times a year.:)
     
  5. Dave Noble

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    Ah well.. I had no probs with finding valid booking online tho and never flown from GLA :)

    With another 31,000 TMs will it be 2 x gold members afterwards? :)

    Ah. I assumed you meant that there was no lounge access on the inbound ( which would have lined up with the description of the deal on the website where it only advertises lounge access in Australia .

    EK is definitely nicely direct and I do like their service; nice business class and a delightful 1st class

    Dave
     


  6. MelUser

    MelUser Established Member

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    Although this airline doesn't help most of us addicted to Qantas or AA points and/or Status Credits.

    Best QF comparison is a Premium Economy Ticket to London with a fingers crossed points upgrade into Business Class!
     
  7. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    There is a lot to be said for taking jam today vs jam tomorrow. Guaranteed business class with a top product vs a lottery to spend 120,000 FF miles to upgrade from premium economy to business. Earn 60,000 points from the trip rather than spend 80,000 ( after earning 40,000 approx ), plus of course if not going to London or Frankfurt needing an extra connection

    On the upgrading front, if there is availability in I class, can buy 2250 miles for USD56.25 to add to the 30,000 earned from AU-UK to upgrade to business class on the way back leaving the only leg in economy being the DXB-Europe

    Dave
     
  8. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Not at all. QF premium economy to europe is one of the biggest airline ripoffs going around. $4.5K puh - you can get all the way in J on some airlines for not a lot more than that if you're not addicted to QFF points!

    But sticking to QFF (or AA) It's not too hard to find similar arrangements to those that EK offer (but reversed in terms of the J sector, and alas not on a single ticket all the way through) - economy to Asia and business class from Asia on a oneworld airline for around $4.5K. Just have to be a little creative.
     
  9. garyjohn951

    garyjohn951 Active Member

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    For approx $6500 a combined CX/AY fare is business all the way, with FLAT bed to HK, then QF style to Helsinki and Euro Bus to whereever in Europe you wish to go.

    Lounges all the way there and back, J SC's, 100+120+40 x 2 = 520 for the trip. NOT far from Gold and saving the Qpub yearly cost.

    That was from MEL, if from Sydney then thru BKK.
     
  10. Budley

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    Must say that I couldn't contemplate spending $5-6,000 on a business class ticket to Europe.

    But all my travel comes out of my own pocket and I do not run a small business or have an employer who picks up the tab.

    However I still do fly an awful lot in international business class, but don't pay top dollar for it.
     
  11. G'day all

    Was looking at booking a mixed class fare from Perth to London (via Dubai) return. Perth-Dubai leg return would be business, Dubai to London economy class.

    Last week on the website I went through the booking process and it came to about $5,600... roughly in line with the starting price advertised from Perth ($5,529).

    I'm now ready to book but the price has jumped to $6098.

    Do the fares change reguarly and do I just have to wear the $500, or would you recommend waiting it out a little while? A call to Emirates said that the $6098 was the lowest fare they had going at the moment.

    Cheers
    Josh
     
  12. ozmille

    ozmille Established Member

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    From SYD I take BA fully flat to BKK then AY new fully flat to HEL and on to BRU
    120SC + 140SC + 60SC *2 = 640SC and SG renewal in the pocket
     
  13. stryker

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    I think that fare is an absolute rip-off (just my take on things).

    For the same cost (approx $6,500) I can fly to Europe 4 times in Y class and maintain my EK Gold status. I won't tell you how it's done, as airlines have a habit of closing loopholes once they become too well known. You will need to do your own research, but it's not that hard.

    And don't forget oil prices are on the way up, so airline prices will only be heading north.
     
  14. casanovawa

    casanovawa Established Member

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    I have to say spending $6000 on about 24 hours of flying does do my mind in a bit (out of my own pocket at least)... even worse if its only half way to Europe and back... and for the J class flat bed, if you lay flat and fall asleep that's a pretty expensive sleep, for that price i would want to stay awake the whole time!!! :)

    you could get a minimum 3 Y flights back and forth to Europe/US and probably 4 depending on your loopholes or just which airline you pick at what time of the year...

    i think the only way i will fly J is on one of those AA awards or so... i am just not rich enough to put all that money into one flight when i could take several whilest admittedly slightly more cramped (some of those good Y seats on the A380 look more comfortable... and have room over to pay for a few nibbles/drinks even at airport prices even if i didn't want to invest in QP membership...

    good to see we all vary though, be nice when i am richer or if i ever get into a company that wants to splurge a little...
     
  15. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    Buy separate fares to somewhere in South East Asia and fly from somewhere in South East Asia? It's only ~$1000-$1250 return to Europe from Indonesia. $1500-$2500 would easily buy 4 return trips between Perth and Jakarta (on Jetstar)...

    That being said, flying 50,000 EQM every year for Skywards Gold doesn't sound like a great deal especially with the measly 50% bonus rate.
     

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