Emirates holidays

Old Feb 20, 16, 6:46 am
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Emirates holidays

Anyone ever booked one? Anyone know what fare bucket they give you is saver/flex etc?
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Old Feb 20, 16, 10:49 am
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My dad booked one earlier this year, it was ISB-DXB-MXP, there was a 4 day stop in DXB, sponsored by Emirates Holidays, all the tickets were J Flex.
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Old Feb 21, 16, 3:56 am
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When booking economy , they give you the cheapest seat with the most restrictions
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Old Feb 21, 16, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by jamjaruk View Post
When booking economy , they give you the cheapest seat with the most restrictions
I'm talking j or f
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Old Feb 21, 16, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
I'm talking j or f
We'd expect nothing less
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Old Feb 21, 16, 11:24 am
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I went to the Maldives in 2013 and booked it with AMEX, who subcontracted it to Emirates Holidays. It ended up being almost 20% cheaper than booking it directly. MBNA now has an Emirates card that gets you an additional 10% off Emirates Holidays, so it's worth looking at if you're spending a lot of money.
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Old Sep 10, 16, 3:05 pm
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Do Emirates Holidays bookings earn Tier Miles on flights? I can see in the blurb on the website that it does earn "miles", but not clear if this also include Tier Miles?

I need to squeeze in a set of flights to get to Gold (I do a lot of Y-only flights for work) and figured a quick venture to the Maldvies or similar for a few days as an Emirates Holidays booking seem to kill a few birds with one stone for me.
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Old Sep 10, 16, 3:33 pm
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Do Emirates Holidays bookings earn Tier Miles on flights? I can see in the blurb on the website that it does earn "miles", but not clear if this also include Tier Miles?

I need to squeeze in a set of flights to get to Gold (I do a lot of Y-only flights for work) and figured a quick venture to the Maldvies or similar for a few days as an Emirates Holidays booking seem to kill a few birds with one stone for me.
I cant imagine it would be Tier Miles. Only miles based on the spend?
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Old Sep 10, 16, 4:49 pm
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You get tier miles, but iirc Emirates Holidays bookings go into Special/Saver so, not many.
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Old Sep 12, 16, 1:57 pm
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Used them just last month for a package.
Yes, you get tier miles.

Interestingly, looked at same flights on Emirates website before booking holiday - only flex fares available for dates i wanted. Booked whole holiday with Emirates Holidays and flights came through as Savers......
Told rep i wanted to pay for flights in full there and then as the 'deposit' so i could get the actual tickets issued by the airline, not just a 'virtual' PNR that would not allow me to select seats. (And understand what the seats element of the holiday actually cost me....)
Flights were considerably cheaper than the website quote i got, so looks like they get genuinely cheaper seat allocations from the parent company.

Hotel choice is rather thin though.
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Old Sep 14, 16, 9:50 am
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Thanks for the confirmation on tier miles. It's a bit unfortunate they only go into saver bookings but I guess we can't have our cake and eat it!

I've decided to save my money this time round as I reminded myself that I need to cut down on personal travels this year!
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