All posts tagged: Emirates

Emirates resumes flights to Singapore from 17 Jun

Emirates expands list of destinations served to 29 cities as UAE starts accepting transit passengers again Middle East carrier Emirates will commence flights to an additional 16 cities starting 15 Jun, as the country starts opening up its airport to transit passengers again, paving the way for connecting passengers between Asia and the rest of the world. At the height of the coronavirus situation, the airline maintained a handful of destinations from UAE, although these links mainly serve foreigners who with to leave UAE and return to their home countries. Full list of destinations served from mid June Since this week, Emirates has begun slowly reintroducing flights to some destinations, including Pakistan, the Philippines, with the largest lot of 16 other cities from 15 Jun. The full list of destinations that Emirates will serve after 15 Jun, is as follow: Asia/Australasia Middle East Europe Americas Currently operating MelbourneSydney FrankfurtLondon-HeathrowMadridMilanParis ChicagoToronto From 8 Jun LahoreKarachiIslamabad From 11 Jun Manila From 15 Jun Hong KongJakartaKuala LumpurSeoulSingaporeTaipeiPerthBrisbane Bahrain AmsterdamCopenhagenDublinManchesterViennaZurich New York JFK Emirates operating to Singapore three times …

Standard Chartered Bank offers 100% bonus for transferring points to Emirates Skywards

Limited time promotion runs until 8 March. Standard Chartered bank is offering a 100% conversion bonus for its cardmembers for transferring points into Emirates Skywards miles from now until 8 March 2020. While the promotion is targeted at the X Infinite Visa cardholders, as long as you have a Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) credit card that allows you to earn points, you are eligible for the promotion. Emirates Skywards programme Emirates Skywards miles aren’t usually good value due to the number of miles required for redemptions and the fuel surcharges that come with it. Moreover, Emirates doesn’t belong to any alliances, so your options are pretty much limited. However, with this offer, the awards become a lot more sensible. you can make a number of redemption options that are comparable to what you might normally spend on Singapore Airlines’ Krisflyer. If you have been converting your SCB 360 Rewards points to Krisflyer all these while, your effective mpd of 1.2 for Krisflyer is now worth 1.7 mpd if you are converting them to Emirates Skywards. …

Changes to Emirates and Qantas chauffeur drive service

Emirates and Qantas both offer a chauffeur drive service to their business and first class passengers for the longest time, but this is now set to be tightened from 1 March 2019. Emirates changes Emirates will no longer offer complimentary chauffeur drive service for customers on any redemption tickets after 1 March 2019. This includes tickets redeemed using Emirates Skywards, or any other frequent flyer programme such as Qantas Frequent Flyer or Alaska Mileage Plan. The service will also no longer be given to those who use miles to upgrade economy class tickets to business class. Qantas changes Qantas changes are a little more complex. From 1 March 2019, they will no longer offer chauffeur drive service to business and first class customers in Singapore and New Zealand, meaning that customers departing and arriving in these two countries will have to arrange their own transport. This also includes customers transiting in Singapore, who will no longer receive the service. The service will also be scaled back in London to a 50-mile radius, down from 70 miles. …

FLIGHT REVIEW: Emirates B777-300ER Business Class, Dubai – Singapore

I was back at Dubai International Airport at Terminal 3 barely 20 hours after touching down the night before from London to catch my connecting flight back to Singapore.

Emirates provides four shuttles on the seven-hour hop between Dubai and Singapore each day. Of the four flights, two are A380 services that terminates in Singapore, while the other two are B777-300ERs that operates onwards to Melbourne and Brisbane.