Emirates just announced direct flight to Porto - the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Flights will operate 4x weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays). The flight timings are tailored so as to connect Porto to the Emirates global network. It means … [Read more...] about Emirates Launches Service to Porto
Credit Cards in UAE I had previously discussed how UAE banks have a very well developed credit card business. Please find the post here. There are tons of credit cards and it means there are some sign-up bonuses as well. However, sign-up bonuses in this part of the world … [Read more...] about [UAE] Understanding T&C for Credit Card Signup Offers!
A RECAP In the previous posts - Part 1 and Part 2, I had covered the value of Etihad miles if used for upgrade or direct redemption on Etihad. In part 3 of the series, let us look at the third option i.e. using your miles for redemption on Etihad partner airlines. Etihad has … [Read more...] about Etihad Guest Redemption – the ULTIMATE guide (Part 3 of 3)
Dubai airport was shut down between 10:13 am and 10:45 am local time today due to suspected drone activity. In the last 2 months, this is the fourth instance of drones disrupting a major commercial airport (Gatwick, Newark and Heathrow). Fortunately, it seems that in this … [Read more...] about Dubai airport (DXB) disrupted due to drone!
Finally, the day of reckoning is here. After weeks of deliberations and rumors, Emirates has confirmed that it will be substantially reducing A380 orders. No one is surprised at the slightest. This formally signals end of the A380 program. You can find the Emirates press … [Read more...] about Emirates removes life-support to A380s, and signals new regional strategy