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Emirates First Class Malta-DXB-USA First Class one way for under $3K

Emirates First Class Malta-DXB-USA First Class one way for under $3K

Old Jan 1, 17, 4:15 pm
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Emirates First Class Malta-DXB-USA First Class one way for under $3K

Searching for a way to avoid BA this week and I stumbled on this interesting EK deal. Not a steal but cheaper, more miles and less stressful that CAI.
MLA-DXB-JFK for $2,935 and most everywhere else in the US (LAX/SFO/SEA/IAD/BOS) for $3,535 one way.
RT for $4,676 and $5,617 respectively.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 4:53 pm
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great find!
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Old Jan 1, 17, 5:09 pm
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Also from ATH.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 5:30 pm
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So, for AS MVP's, given that the routing is MLA-LCA-DXB-JFK, this would earn 575% routing in A and 53,854 RDM? Fare rules suggest it's cancellable for 75 EUR.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 5:41 pm
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Biz is also available for €1755, which is angle-flat on the ~6 hour flight from MLA-DXB through LCA (in the early evening) and then obviously lie-flat on the 380 from DXB-JFK.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
Searching for a way to avoid BA this week and I stumbled on this interesting EK deal. Not a steal but cheaper, more miles and less stressful that CAI.
MLA-DXB-JFK for $2,935 and most everywhere else in the US (LAX/SFO/SEA/IAD/BOS) for $3,535 one way.
RT for $4,676 and $5,617 respectively.
Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
Biz is also available for 1755, which is angle-flat on the ~6 hour flight from MLA-DXB through LCA (in the early evening) and then obviously lie-flat on the 380 from DXB-JFK.
Good finds. Also, I can't help chuckling about the understandable desire to avoid BA.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Thunderroad View Post
Good finds. Also, I can't help chuckling about the understandable desire to avoid BA.
LOL ^
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Old Jan 1, 17, 9:39 pm
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Lol I'll take a routing on BA F via LHR any day over a routing over DXB... come on lads let's be serious here haha
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Old Jan 1, 17, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
Biz is also available for 1755, which is angle-flat on the ~6 hour flight from MLA-DXB through LCA . . . . .
Not necessarily (although pretty good odds for now). The latest EK 77Ws have a new J seat which is fully lie flat.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:12 am
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Good find. For me it's not about avoiding BA, but rather avoiding LHR. I really, really hate that airport.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by Lack View Post
Also from ATH.
And even cheaper.
ATH-JFK is $2,787 OW or $4,464 RT.
ATH-LAX is $3,097 OW or $4,930 RT.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
And even cheaper.
ATH-JFK is $2,787 OW or $4,464 RT.
ATH-LAX is $3,097 OW or $4,930 RT.
Have used this fare for several years now. It's fantastic, however sometimes they downgrade the aircraft to 2 class on the DXB-ATH-DXB legs.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by sonomawine View Post
Have used this fare for several years now. It's fantastic, however sometimes they downgrade the aircraft to 2 class on the DXB-ATH-DXB legs.
Even better, you should get a 75% discount for the downgrade ;-).
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Old Jan 2, 17, 1:38 pm
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Even better, you should get a 75% discount for the downgrade ;-).
i have had no such luck! I asked for compensation, and EK call center told me to ask for it at the airport (DXB) and it was a waste of time.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 1:48 pm
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File it with the relevant EU aviation authority.
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