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There have been quite a few stories in the past year about valuables going missing from carry-ons stored in overhead compartments during flights.

Emirates Cash Thief

This has especially plagued flights to/from China where people tend to carry plenty of cash and other valuables with them on-board. There are rarely stories that the thief has been caught, however. Yesterday, Bangkok Post ran a story where the thief had been apprehended during the flight. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines jacked up the number of miles required for business and first class Emirates awards by up to 100% yesterday (read more here) without any prior notification to its members.

Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Emirates Awards Update

Alaska Airlines has been actively selling MileagePlan miles that many members have then in turn used for awards on can you guess which airline? Emirates! [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines is an airline that has partners with number of airlines from various alliances while remaining outside of one. The beauty of this is that you can use their miles on number of airlines including Emirates.

Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Emirates Awards

Alaska Airlines have increased the number of miles required for awards on Emirates flights by up to 100% overnight without giving any prior notice to its program members. [click to continue…]

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Hong Kong Flight Attendants working for Emirates Airlines are not amused over a new directive mandating them to wear a China Flag pin next to their Hong Kong flag as part of their uniform.

EK A380 Uniform

Crew wears these pins to signalize their heritage but also their language capabilities, signaling passengers that they are able to assist them in their native language. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has announced that they will discontinue the route from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Dubai (DXB) effective January 23rd 2016 after losing a key contract from the U.S. Government.

UA B787As part of the ‘Fly America’ rule, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded the contract to Jet Blue which however only codeshares the flights that are in reality operated by Emirates. [click to continue…]

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Malaysia Airlines announced yesterday that they have signed an extensive codes-hare agreement with Emirates to channel Europe and US bound passengers via Dubai.

Malaysia Airlines Drops Amsterdam & Paris U

Emirates in turn will code-share some Malaysia Airlines flights around Asia and Australia. Malaysia Airlines discontinues Kuala Lumpur to Paris and Amsterdam flights leaving London the only city it serves in Europe. [click to continue…]

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After being charged close to 300 euros for in-flight WiFi on recent Iberia flights (read more here), I was glad to be on three Emirates F segments recently with far more reasonably prices internet (free really).

Fabulous Fridays OnAir Internet On Emirates

Emirates made an announcement year ago (access here) that they would eventually be offering complimentary WiFi for all, but would initially charge $1 for 600MB after 10MB that is completely free. [click to continue…]