Emirates "Special Fares"

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  1. huwcar

    huwcar Intern

    Jan 16, 2009
    Special Fares | Special Offers | Destinations & Offers | Emirates

    Book before 20 Apr, depart between 20 Apr and 30 Jun.

    From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to:

    European destinations = $1250*
    Middle East / African destinations = $1290*

    *All advertised airfares include the fuel surcharge; however taxes need to be added.

    The highest possible combination of taxes as at 26th March 2009 is as follows. These will change depending on your departure point, chosen destination and flown route.

    Travel to Europe from AUD 72 (One way) and AUD 237 (Return)
    Travel to the Middle East & Africa from AUD 72 (One way) and AUD 165 (Return)
    Travel to Asia & the Pacific from AUD 99 (One way) and AUD 192 (Return)
    Travel to America from AUD 164 (Return)

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  2. Flashback

    Flashback Senior Member

    Oct 29, 2006
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    So all in, about the same as the sale QF and SQ had.
  3. huwcar

    huwcar Intern

    Jan 16, 2009
    A few differences I suppose:
    - More destinations look to be available at the special prices
    - The "fly out" date is more restrictive
    - It's available now (I don't think the others still are?)
    - You earn miles (SQ fare was non-points earning), plus bonus miles for booking via the Emirates website. I think it's a 50% bonus (but I stand to be corrected)

  4. stryker

    stryker Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    But where? Emirates FF scheme (Skywards) isn't particularly good, and they have very few partners.
  5. anat0l

    anat0l Enthusiast

    Dec 30, 2006
    I thought Emirates was in kahoots with DJ and the Velocity program, so they share partners that way.

    In any case, you could credit the points to Velocity instead of Skywards. Probably the value will be less but at least you have a more practical set of points to play with / build up.

  6. futaris

    futaris Established Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Still the fares to NZ are pretty good, and are still eligible for upgrades using Skywards Miles.
  7. Hi there

    Skywards has an Points + Pay offer from AUS-DXB for $600 round trip + 9000 Skywards points.

    Might be tempted to spend a week in DXB soon :rolleyes:

  8. futaris

    futaris Established Member

    Jul 21, 2006
  9. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    For those wanting fares to Australia, EK has some good deals from London with a 1st class return for approx GBP3200 ($6600 )

  10. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Brisbane / Sydney
    I credit all my EK flights to UA MP which is one of the better *A programs. Only counts towards RDM though, then again I'm not aiming for status on MP so it works out as the RDM might come in useful for something... eventually.
  11. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Almost tempting to take up the offer from AKL in F...
  12. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    I just booked an EK special for LON-AKL with stopovers in DXB and SYD

    Cost for r/t in first (A class) was a total of $6700 . The fare also included the normal chauffeur drive for pick up and drop off at all stops during the journey plus there is now another special deal running such that if booked in business or 1st class, can get 3 nights at a 5* hotel in DXB if deciding to do a stopover. The hotel booked had a normal rate of USD350 a night

    If travelling before 30 June, they also have triple miles offer too

    Was an excellent value deal

  13. Evan

    Evan Established Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    SIN / MEL
    Thats amazing value Dave ! for F, and F on EK is something very special, much different proposition than the cheap whY fares.
  14. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    I thought it was a doozy of a fare. Effectively a LON-SYD r/t with a side trip SYD-AKL thrown in as a freebie ( fare LON-SYD was same as LON-AKL ). The cream on top ofthe icing on the cake ( for me ) was that I could also fly from LGW rather than having to fly from LHR.

    This fare is quite valid for use on the A380 services too as long as A is available.

  15. pauly7

    pauly7 Established Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    What was the J equivalent Dave, much difference?
  16. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    about GBP800 cheaper at GBP2400

    The J fare also gives entitlement to chauffeur drive and 2 nights hotel in dubai

  17. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
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    But there is a significant difference in the product between EK First and Business Class :!:
  18. Alanslegal

    Alanslegal Senior Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Kind of bumping this thread but this is worth a mention;-

    ex-CHC to BKK return in business class for NZ$3050 all inclusive (~AU$2400) - flying 777 ER though - for travel period 5 June through to 10 September 09.

    (Was thinking QF may have secretly matched those fares but its not to be, QF reveals ~NZ$5000 rtn)
  19. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

    Feb 13, 2005
    Perth, WA
    On another forum, someone mentioned the following:

    "If you can get to/from KUL then Emirates are having a sale from 1,300MYR return to LHR which ends up being around $465 AUD. After looking through a couple of dates on the website ~1600MYR is a more realistic price that is available but that is still only ~$600 AUD."

    Has anyone looked into these? Are they related to this current EK sale?
  20. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2002
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    Yes and I also looked into seats to AMM for 1000MYR inclusive (to couple with QFF redemption on RJ to Europe). But I left my run too late (indecision on these things is not a good).

    I can tell you that both LHR and AMM (along with various other middle eastern destinations) were quite open up to 31 May. Very difficult to find any availability since then - the limiting factor being the return flight DXB-KUL, with most of the lower economy classes showing as closed on this flight, for most dates in the near future. (to be honest I wasn't really looking seriously until 31 May when a similar sale ex-SIN finished, but when I woke up the following morning a lot of the availability ex-KUL I had seen the night before had disappeared (and I might add the booking class changed), despite being on sale until June 30.

    Nevermind I have just got back tonight from a $400 SGD SIN-MEL-SIN trip on EK. Only complaint was problems with IFE but other than that OK, and perfectly adequate for $400. Better than JQ via DRW which on the same dates was nearly double the price. And opened yet another FF account, as fares did earn Skyward miles.

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