Use Visa Checkout to Save up to $1,000 on Emirates Flights

Oct 24, 2016

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Planning on booking an Emirates flight soon? Good news: The airline and Visa are partnering up again to offer between $50 (economy) and $1,000 (first class) off your next Emirates booking when you use Visa Checkout.

Here’s how it works: Now through November 24, use Emirates’ Visa Checkout promotion page to book flights between October 24 and July 24, 2017. If your flights satisfy the requirements, you’ll get $50 off economy tickets, $250 off business-class tickets or $1,000 off first-class tickets.

Save $50 up to $1,000 off upcoming Emirates flights with this new promotion.
Save $50 to $1,000 off upcoming Emirates flights with this new promotion. Image courtesy of Emirates.

As with most offers, there are some terms and conditions to keep in mind: You must purchase at least seven days before departure. The savings is only off of the base fare — but not carrier-imposed charges — so you might not save $50 off all discount economy flights. And, if you’ve got a huge group, the discount is limited to nine passengers per booking.

Also, the promotion doesn’t include codeshare flights, so your travel must originate at one of the following airports:

  • Boston (BOS)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) — starting December 15
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • Washington DC (IAD)
Select the Visa Checkout option at purchase to complete the purchase with any card.
Select the Visa Checkout option at purchase to complete the purchase with any card.

Since it’s called “Visa Checkout,” you’d imagine that only Visa cards are allowed to be used. Thankfully, that’s not the case. Visa Checkout allows you to pay with whichever credit card you like, so make sure to use one that earns additional points on airfare purchases.

Top choices are The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Doctor Of Credit

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