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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…]

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Emirates has just announced their new route from Dubai to Panama City which will take over the first place for the ‘Longest flight in the world’ by distance.

EK DXBPTYThe flight is operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in 3-class configuration (First, Business, Economy). Reservations opened August 13th 2015 with the first flight being Feb 1st 2016. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Emirates launched Your World Rewards partnership past November (read more here and here).

SPG Emirates Your World Rewards 1,000 Bonus Points For Linking Accounts

This partnership allows SPG Gold and Platinum members to earn one Starpoint for every USD spend on Emirates flights and Platinum members get some benefits at the airport such as priority check in and boarding. [click to continue…]