Emirates Will Begin Charging Advance Seat Selection Fees for Some Economy Fares

As of October 3, Emirates will begin charging fees for seat selection before check-in on select economy fares. The new fee structure was announced on Emirates’ “agent” website, and while it hasn’t yet been posted on the carrier’s site, it seems it will look like this (dollar values converted from AED): Flight Route Fee Short Haul…

Exciting New Routes for August 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change based on…

Deal Alert: New York to Milan from $449 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency,…

Get Up to $1,000 Off Your Next Emirates Flight

Thanks to a new promotion from Visa and Emirates, you can save up to $1,000 on a round-trip Emirates flight through June 15, 2017. To claim your discount, use Visa Checkout to purchase your flight by September 8 and use the promo code USAVISA when completing your purchase. After entering the code, you’ll automatically receive $50…

Emirates Crash Landing Survivor Wins the Lottery Six Days Later

Yup, you read that right. On August 3, 2016, an Emirates Boeing 777 burst into flames as it was making its final approach into Dubai International Airport (DXB). Even though the investigation into the exact cause of the crash landing hasn’t yet been completed, the carrier was able to verify that all 282 passengers and 18 crew members on board had survived. In…

5 Things to Remember During a Crash Landing — With Tips from TPG’s Flight Attendant Insider Carrie A. Trey

In light of an Emirates plane’s crash landing yesterday in Dubai, we’ve got travel safety on the brain. While the images we saw on the news of the fiery plane looked absolutely terrifying, the Emirates crew did everything right, kept everyone aware and up-to-date during and after the situation and confirmed that there were no fatalities…

Deal Alert: US Cities to Dubai from $698 Round-Trip on Emirates

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…