Emirates launches fare sale from US gateways

Dubai-based Emirates airline is offering bargain fares for flights from ten U.S. gateway cities for travel from Sept. 1 through April 30, 2016.

Travelers departing from Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD), Orlando (MCO), or New York (JFK) can book bargain fares through Sept. 6 for both Business Class and Economy Class travel.

Emirates first flight arrives in Seattle
“These special fares from all ten of our U.S. gateways provides our customers with savings and access to some top destinations in our vast global network,” Hubert Frach, Emirates SVP for Commercial Operations West said in a statement announcing the fare sale. Routes with special fares include economy seats from DFW and Orlando to New Delhi for $956 and $1,158, respectively. Dubai is also on sale, with economy fares of $1,106 from Houston and $1,166 from Boston. Farthest afield, travelers can fly from New York or Los Angeles to Cape Town for $1,199 and $1,328, respectively.

Terms and conditions of the bargain fares require that they be purchased through Emirates.com/us at least seven days in advance of travel, and include a minimum 10-day stay and a maximum stay of six months. Blackout dates also apply around Christmas and New Year’s and are outlined in the fare conditions.

Information about specific destinations and flights is available at Emirates’ website under “Featured Fares.” Bargain fares are organized by the U.S. gateway city and show available destinations organized by the destinations’ world areas such as The Middle East, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific.

Frequent fliers can earn and redeem miles through Emirates Skywards frequent flier program. Reciprocal opportunities to earn and redeem miles are also available through JetBlue’s (NYSE:JBLU) TrueBlue loyalty program, Alaska Airlines’ (NYSE:ALK) Mileage Plan, and Virgin America’s Elevate mileage program.

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