Category: Emirates

Emirates now a Virgin America partner

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As a points-based frequent flyer program, Virgin America’s Elevate doesn’t usually provide the best value, especially when compared to the legacy airline programs which are based on miles instead of points.  However, the San Francisco-based airline has been slowly building up its partner roster, and recently announced that Emirates will now join that growing list.  Members will be able to both earn and redeem points on Emirates flights. (more…)

Airport lounges: How do you get in?

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Airport lounges: How do you get in? - Featured Image

When you’re walking through the airport, do you ever see people disappear behind frosted glass doors?  Do you wonder what luxury and glamour lies behind those doors, and how to get inside?  You’re not alone – airport lounges are both a valuable travel asset and also widely misunderstood.

The truth is that airport lounges vary widely. (more…)

Discounted business class airfares

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I love combining the words “discounted” and “airfares” in the same sentence.  I’ve taken many unplanned trips because I found a killer airfare, whether Rome for $500 or Singapore for $450.  With fares that low, you’re already getting a great value, and an upgrade is icing on the cake.  But great airfare deals aren’t restricted to the economy cabin.  Sometimes airlines will offer business class fares that are too good to pass up. (more…)