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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Emirates launched reciprocal elite benefits back in 2014 (read more here) where members can earn bonus Skywards miles and Starpoints among other benefits after linking accounts.


When I had a look at my SPG account this morning, there was a deposit of 500 Starpoints made yesterday implying that it was thank you points for having merely linked the accounts at some points in time (I have not taken advantage of the partnership). [click to continue…]

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When I was flying on the Emirates A380 from Singapore to Melbourne last night and was browsing my Facebook, there were quite a few mentions to the new ad featuring Jennifer Aniston (the Friends star).

Emirates had its first campaign featuring Jennifer year ago and you should start seeing the commercial above hitting the airwaves soon. Etihad uses Australian actress Nicole Kidman to promote its inflight services and their A380 first class cabin. [click to continue…]

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Emirates flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) to Dubai (DXB) on August 3, 2016, caught fire after an attempted go-around went wrong.


The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority just released the preliminary accident report detailing what happened. The further findings will be revealed when the final report is released some months down the road. [click to continue…]

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When watching the burning Emirates Boeing 777-300 airplane at the Dubai airport and what little was left of it once the fire was put out, it is quite remarkable that none of the passengers died. It was unfortunate that one of the firefighters passed away, however.

EK Crash

It was little troublesome when I was watching CNN last night seeing passengers dragging their carry-ons while evacuating from the aircraft. In some other instances, this may have led to casualties. [click to continue…]