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Emirates is expanding its free WiFi connectivity for all eligible flights starting immediately the airline announced on November 4, 2014.

Emirates Free WiFi November 2014

Due to the system limitations in place right now, the first 10MB will be free and the next 600MB will cost just $1. The eventual goal is to offer free WiFi fleet-wide. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Emirates are about to launch “Your World Rewards” frequent flier/guest partnership similar to what SPG already has in place with Delta.

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Starwood Preferred Guest Gold members will receive one Starpoint per USD spent on Emirates flights and Platinum members will receive additional benefits such as priority check in and boarding. It is unclear what Emirates Gold and Platinum members will get from this partnership. [click to continue…]

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JW Marriott Dubai (the old one close to the airport) has an offer for 1,000 bonus Etihad, Emirates or Saudia miles per weekend stay between October 5 and December 28, 2014.

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The weekend night in the Middle East is considered Thursday to Sunday and the Saudia offer requires minimum of two nights stay. [click to continue…]

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Emirates has announced a codeshare and frequent flier partner with Jetstar, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Qantas with whom Emirates started to cooperate in 2013.

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Emirates will codeshare 27 routes and Skywards members can redeem miles on all Jetstar operated services starting at 7,025 miles one-way starting on March 1, 2014. [click to continue…]

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It wasn’t that long ago, when airlines had smoking sections in the back of the plane. It is very bad idea, however, trying to puff away nowadays, as this German passenger found out.

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An Emirates flight that was on its way to Brisbane, Australia, from Singapore had one passenger trying to smoke and later became hostile towards the cabin crew according to media reports. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt Gold Passport has a new Emirates Skywards promotion for 1,000 miles (normally 500) for stays at participating hotels in Europe, Africa, Middle East and India between December 7, 2013, and January 31, 2014. You need to make the booking by January 24.

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You need to request offer code EKWINT at the time of making the reservation and make sure that the property posts the stay as miles instead of Hyatt Gold Passport points. [click to continue…]