Cheap Flights to Milan: $440 All in on Emirates JFK-Milan (Good Deal Alert)

by on February 6, 2014 · 29 comments

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TPG reader Julie passed on a promo she received from Emirates where two round-trip tickets from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) are going for just $880 including all taxes and fees – that’s just $440 per person roundtrip!

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You must book travel by February 8, 2014 with an outbound departure date up to and including February 28, 2014. To find the fares pricing out correctly, when searching, you must look for two tickets. If you price out a single ticket, it will come up at around $685, so this deal is really aimed at two people traveling together.

The pricing is also coming up on the ITA Matrix, for several departure dates in February – the key seems to be that you must return on a Monday or Wednesday to qualify for the lowest fares.

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 10.50.16 AMSo you’ll have to make a long weekend out of it, but that could be a good thing because you could take a romantic Valentine’s Day trip that leaves on the night of February 13 and return on President’s Day, Monday, February 17.

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The flights are aboard Emirate’ 777-300ER’s, which are nice, new planes, and Emirates coach is supposed to be a really good product. There is seat back entertainment in every seat, power points, good food, and WiFi, and the flights are only about 7 hours and 45 minutes, so that’s not too bad either.

Earning Miles

I wouldn’t call this mileage run material because these fares are pricing out into the L fare class. On Emirates, that means you earn 3,750 miles and tier points total. And if you want to bank to Emirates’ main US partner, Alaska, you would only earns 50% mileage – about 3,995 miles. So your per-mile cost is about 11 cents.

I’m not seeing this fare price out from any other cities but New York JFK, including those serviced by Emirates’ codeshare partners, but if you find low fares from other gateways, be sure to share them here.

The JFK-MXP route is also one of the main competition routes between Emirates and Delta/Alitalia. Delta and Alitalia aren’t price matching the fares just yet according to ITA or Orbitz, but that could change later today, so keep your eye out.

Delta/Alitalia aren't price matching just yet.

Delta/Alitalia aren’t price matching just yet.

Still, if you’re looking for a quick, easy mid-winter getaway at a low price, this is a pretty good deal to hop over to Europe. I visited Milan myself last May and had a fantastic time staying at the Park Hyatt and eating in wonderful restaurants.

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  • nsfw

    nothing like milan in Feb. ;-)

  • losonn

    After a few off peak trips I’ve started to think of the off season as hotel mega-upgrade season.

  • shay peleg

    I am israeli can i fly with them?

  • Apple

    This deal is showing up in the Chase UR search too – booked it for a little more than 70k UR points for 2 people all in. Thanks!

  • Ven

    I’m pretty sure whisking away your girl on a surprise valentines day weekend in Italy would make you huaband/boyfriend of the century.

  • Ash

    Thanks for the heads-up! Just booked a flight for a long weekend at the end of Feb/ early March. Now to find a hotel

  • Robert

    How come this flight does cost some $200 more when checked on Expedia or directly on Emirates??

  • Sherman

    this is probably less than fuel surcharges that BA would charge you. Ain’t that ironic!

  • rabbi schmuly

    Hey Dan, can these flights be used to get to Israel for pesach?

  • aradisc


  • Ven

    Your passport only matters at passport control and no one in NYC or Italy will care.

  • thepointsguy

    Haha so true!

  • thepointsguy

    Seems to be a direct Emirates promo, though some have had luck booking via Chase UR travel so I’d keep checking

  • thepointsguy

    Park Hyatt is pretty snazzy if you can get it on points

  • Ash

    Alas, no Hyatt availability that weekend… plus i don’t have points. We booked the Hilton. Hopefully that will work out.

  • Todd

    I just tried to book and it says that the promo code is not
    valid. This booking is for next weekend
    so either the offer is gone or it’s sold out next weekend now.

  • Dean

    Ironically of the 16 meal options they had (back in 2010), none were kosher.

  • Dean

    Can absolutely vouch for Emirates coach. Flew them in 2010 and the seats were comfortable, food was quality, and the entertainment top notch.

  • jerrymandel

    How about AA for JFK-MXP?

  • jerrymandel

    Islamic Halal is the same as Kosher. No pork.

  • Ash

    If you leave on thursday and come back on monday, it is still available. i didn’t enter a code when i booked it.

  • Dean

    Maybe has the same effect, but the two aren’t exactly the same. There’s much more beyond “no pork” to both.

  • jerrymandel

    Best Western Madison hotel is great. Only 2 blocks from the huge main terminal. Roll your bags. Big rooms. Very clean. Breakfast is a banquet-hot and cold. Hop-On-Hop-Off bus picks up in street in front of park in front of terminal. Cross the street to get it. Take nonstop airport bus, not rail, to/from airport/main terminal. Look up HOHO bus and hotel and street map on internet.

  • confusedathiest

    pretty much this i don’t understand why there is much strife in the world when all the Abrahamic religions are pretty much the same thing worshiping the same god.

  • Penny

    says offer code doesn’t exist when I click on the link

  • paul5795

    The seat reviews on Skytrax for Emirates Boeing 777-300 economy class seats are uniformly awful. Folks seem to hate the 3x4x3 layout, where Emirates has squeezed in an extra seat across in comparison to some of its competitors, who are using a 3x3x3 seating arrangement. Can you say something about these poor reviews? Thanks!

  • thepointsguy

    I’ve never flown emirates coach so can’t comment personally

  • Izzy

    Thanks for the heads up. Booked a trip for the wife and I. What is the best FF# to use for points from this trip. I put in Virgin American but wondering if I should put Jetblue instead? Any difference in how many miles we can earn via codeshare?

  • hehe

    haha… so true, but for a good price, and depending on the reason you want to go someplace, it can be fun. It’s not for everyone. Like a cheaper rate at a top luxury hotel for a romantic weekend, or great sales on winter Italian fashion, museums, etc. Paris is also a miserable place in the winter, but I took my mother there for a weekend in January two years ago… she loves to shop, and loves art museums…. we had a great time and it was 50% off normal prices. It just depends on what you want to do, and who you are going with.

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