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Emirates to operate the A380 on Dubai–Mumbai route from July 21, 2014

A few days back I wrote about the announcement of Emirates to fly their A380s into Mumbai, close on the heels of Singapore Airlines launching their A380 services in India this past weekend. We now have a firm date for this move. Emirates will switch flights EK500 and EK501, which used to operate on the B777ER, to a three-class A380 from July 21, 2014. Here is how the new schedule of Mumbai operations looks like for Emirates: EK504 DXB0330 – 0810BOM EQV DEK506 DXB0935 – 1400BOM 773 DEK502 DXB1300 – 1730BOM EQV DEK508 DXB1610 – 2035BOM 772 DEK500 DXB2155 – 0230+1BOM 388 D EK501 BOM0430 – 0600DXB 388 DEK505 BOM0945 – 1115DXB EQV DEK507 BOM1515 – 1645DXB 773 DEK503 BOM1900…

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Emirates to start A380 service to Mumbai in July 2014

Emirates is surely stamping their foot and thinking how it missed the opportunity to be the first to fly their A380s to India, and Singapore Airlines will get that piece of marketing from here on. Anyhow, they’ve now announced they will move in to become the second carrier in India to fly the A380s, and they will deploy the A380s to India by upgrading one of their flights from Mumbai in July 2014. Quite interestingly, this information issued by the airline is not backed by the facts yet. Just like they are trying to act as if they had similar plans like Etihad Residences, and making noises, this is noise too because SQ recently held a press event in Delhi…

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Republic Day Deals: Cathay Pacific, Emirates & Air France/KLM offering special fares

26th January is a great day for airlines to roll out offers for Indians travelling around the world, and this year is no different. I tried summarising a few offers for all of you in this post: Emirates is offering 10% to select destinations across the world from India for booking it up by 26 January 2014 and travel upto 10th April 2014. Destinations include Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Nice, Prague, Seychelles & Cape Town. Etihad is offering business class deals to Africa, Europe & the UAE, and is valid for booking till 28th January 2014, and travel till June 30, 2014. Virgin Atlantic is offering special fares to London and onwards to the USA from Mumbai and Delhi which…

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Emirates launches a new Platinum tier

Emirates, India’s unofficial national airline (for carrying over 11% of India’s international traffic!) has announced a new Platinum Tier on Tuesday, as it gets ready to roll the red carpet on its new partnership with Qantas. Emirates’ Skywards program already had a Blue, Silver & Gold tier which one could qualify on achieving 25K Tier miles (Silver) & 50K tier miles (Gold). However, the new Platinum Tier is a significant uptick and will be only awarded to members who earn 150K Tier Miles per annum, and will be launched on April 1, 2013. The benefits include the following: First Class check-in and baggage delivery Access for member and a guest to the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai and Emirates…

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Another Emirates Global Sale till January 9th 2012

Across 100 destinations where Emirates operates, this airline is offering a global sale which is going to last till 9th January 2012 local time, and valid for economy, business as well as first class seating. Members of the Skywards program get added discounts via promocodes they may have received already. The minimum stay required is 3 days, and you can book a free stopover in Dubai either ways. So, this looks like an attractive promotion if you are looking to travel between 22nd January 2012 and 30th June 2012. Here are the countries where the promo is being made: The offers look good but are capacity controlled. For instance, a return trip between New York and India (coach) would cost…

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Free First Class Upgrade on Emirates and 10% off sale (15th/16th Nov 2011 only)

Emirates is one of the Asian airlines trying to become a preferred airline for the world, what with its huge orders of the Boeing 777s and the Airbus A380s. India is a key market for the Emirates and they just brought out two great offers for Indian flyers: MasterCard 2-day Sale from India to the World (valid 15/16 Nov 2011) You could be booking up a ticket to the entire route network of Emirates, which includes good connectivity to Europe, USA, Middle-East and Africa, and offers you upto 10% off using the promo code INMST11. This offer is valid only for air tickets booked on 15th and 16th November 2011 (for travel between 15th Nov 2011 to 22 Dec 2011)…

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