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Emirates and Flydubai, both airlines owned by the Emirates government via investment vehicle, today announced deepened co-operation in the form of cosdeshare, schedule and network optimization initiatives.

Emirates Flydubai

Emirates only operates widebody planes while Flydubai serves short/medium-haul destinations in the Middle East/Asia using Boeing 737 single aisle aircraft. [click to continue…]

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Emirates and Turkish Airlines passengers can again travel with their laptops and large electronics to the United States effective on July 5, 2017, after Dubai and Istanbul airports implemented enhanced screening methods.

Reader Question Emirates

Etihad Airways passengers traveling from Adu Dhabi have been able to travel with their electronics since July 2nd (read more here). [click to continue…]

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There are extensive reports coming from Emirates passengers who were forced to pay a high fee or leave baggage/duty items behind after the airline now weighs carry on baggage in transit.

Emirates allows a 10KG carry on baggage but also counts duty free purchases into this allowance which leads in many cases to the limit being easily exceeded. [click to continue…]

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An internal email of Emirates Airlines was leaked to the public where the Uniforms Division instructs all Taiwanese crew members to take off their Taiwanese Flag pin and replace it with the Mainland China pin.

Even though the Emirates manager who sent out the email has back paddled and apologized over the email after an outrage of affected crew members, this matter caused quite a ruckus. [click to continue…]

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SPG & Emirates launched few years back Your World Rewards program where Emirates elite members would get SPG Gold light type benefits for their SPG stays and SPG elite members would get some airport benefits when flying on Emirates.

SPG Emirates Your World Rewards

This partnership also allows SPG elite members to earn Starpoints when flying on Emirates and Skywards elite members to earn bonus miles when staying at Starwood properties. Seems that Starwood has now launched targeted bonus offer for Your World Rewards members. [click to continue…]

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British & South African dual national didn’t get the warmest welcome in Dubai when transiting from London to Johannesburg early May to attend a party.

Emirates First Class Upgrades Half Price

Cabin crew thought that the lady had been using drugs due to touching of her nose during the flight on her business/first class seat (unclear which from the reporting) and had informed the ground. Police was waiting for her in Dubai. [click to continue…]

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Bloomberg News run an interesting piece yesterday about how petty Delta can be sometimes when trying to compete with ME3.

Delta DNATA

Emirates 777 in Seattle needed a spare part that Delta provided. HQ in Atlanta, however, reversed the decision and requested the part to be removed. Alaska (Emirates partner) came to the rescue and the flight took off six hours late. [click to continue…]

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Emirates has quietly introduced paid access to its’ business and first class lounges in Dubai. Some members have received emails from Emirates offering lounge access for cash.

Emirates Business First Class Lounge Dubai Access By Cash

The cost to access the business class lounge is $100 per person and $200 for the first class one. Those that have access to business class lounge can pay $100 supplement and access first class one instead. [click to continue…]