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Round-trip flights on Emirates from multiple cities in the US to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia are on sale as part of the airline’s Memorial Day promotion. Fares in Emirates’ economy class start at just $469 round-trip.

Sale fares are available from all US destinations served by Emirates. Fares vary greatly by departure city. Additionally, most of these fares are only available from September through December. To view all promotional fares, visit Emirates’ official website and navigate to the special fares landing page.

Emirates economy class might not be as luxurious or sought after as the airline’s business and first class cabins, but is among the world’s top economy products. All fares include seat assignments, carry-on bags, checked luggage, and inflight amenities. Check out our review of the product in an Airbus A380 across the Atlantic.

All promotional fares are available via Emirates’ website. To search for promotional fares, head to either Emirates’ website or Google Flights,which allows travelers to search numerous dates and cities much quicker than on Emirates’ website.

Airline: Emirates
Routes: BOS/IAD/IAH/JFK/MCO/ORD to BOM/DXB/JNB/MXP
Cost: $469+ round-trip in economy
Dates: select dates from May 2019 – February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $469 round-trip + nonstop on Emirates:

Chicago (ORD) to Dubai (DXB) for $799 round-trip + nonstop on Emirates:

New York (JFK) to Dubai (DXB) for $799 round-trip + nonstop on Emirates:

Orlando (MCO) to Dubai (DXB) for $799 round-trip + nonstop on Emirates:

Houston (IAH) to Mumbai (BOM) for $799 round-trip on Emirates:

Washington D.C. to Johannesburg (JNB) for $779 round-trip on Emirates:

Boston (BOS) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $779 round-trip on Emirates:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image of Emirates A380 economy class by Jean Arnas/The Points Guy

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