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Emirates Airline's Decision to Cancel Flights to the United States Because of Administration Policies Will Reduce Income and Jobs Here

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/21/2017, 12:00 AM

A sharp reduction in foreign tourism will do far more economic harm than can be offset by corporations adding American jobs here and there....

Emirates Cuts Flights to U.S., Citing Drop in Demand

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/20/2017, 4:00 AM

The Dubai-based Emirates airline is reducing the number of flights it offers to the United States.  As a reason for the change, the carrier cited a drop in demand among consumers following "recent actions taken by the U.S. government," including a ban on carry-on electronics affecting flights from certain Middle Eastern and Northern African nations, as well as efforts by the Trump administ...

Passenger Suing Airline Over "Spillover" from Overweight Seatmate

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/27/2016, 4:00 AM

A passenger is suing Emirates because he says a nine-hour flight operated by the airline was ruined by the "spillover" of an overweight person seated next to him.  The guy doing the suing—an Italian lawyer named Giorgio Destro—says he asked the flight crew to help him find another seat on the July flight from Cape Town to Dubai, but they couldn't because there were no other seats available...

Video: Passenger on Emirates Gets Free Upgrade to $21,000 Seat in First Class

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/21/2016, 4:00 AM

When YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat was recently upgraded for free to first class on an Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to New York City, he did what YouTube vloggers do and documented the entire 14-hour experience. And wow, is it ever luxe. Ensconced in an enormous private cabin costing more than $21,000, Neistat shows viewers the embarrassment of perks he's treated to, including w...

The Sky Isn't Falling But Airfares Are: Air Pricing Sees the Biggest One-Month Drop in 20 Years

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/21/2015, 11:15 AM

  For months, the second most popular travel question that's been lobbed my way (after "is X, Y or Z safe?") has been: "Why, with the cost of gas so low, haven't airfares dropped". I always took the cynical road, pointing out that in this age of monopolies, the airlines had no reason to drop their prices since so many of them fully controlled hubs and routes within the United States. ...

To La Dolce Vita! Airfares from the US to Italy Just $438 in April and May

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/11/2014, 11:15 AM

Thanks to the Points Guy for spotting this excellent bargain. It seems that, on a number of dates this spring, airfares from New York's JFK to Milan are being prices at as little as $438 round-trip. There are some catches: You'll have to fly Emirates or Alitalia. And you'll have to bring your significant other along, as this is a deal for doubles not solo travelers. For complete d...

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