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It’s back. Emirates’ Valentine’s special is their 2-for-1 deals. A few years ago, I took advantage of this deal and brought my family along to Europe. We flew from JFK to Milan on a roundtrip ticket with Emirates and we paid $399 per person. We used Milan as our base and traveled on to Florence, Pisa, Lake Como, Venice, and then off to Paris. That was back in 2015, and I have since seen the special come around a couple of times since then.
Flying Emirates, even in Economy, was an experience I’d never forget. The service, the food, the comfortable seats. It’s one of the airlines that I vow to fly again hopefully in the near future.
Emirates special from airports across the US
While the sweet spot lower fares are available in New York and Newark, Emirates added more departure cities. The 2-for-1 deal has been expanded to more locations across the US.
- New York JFK
Central and Midwest
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
What destinations are included? As I had mentioned, when I first saw this deal a few years ago, I had only seen JFK-MXP (Milan). But, this time around, the deal is now extended to different parts of India and the Middle East. Travel period is between February through early December 2018. There are certain black out dates. You have to book by Friday, February 17. You can click here for a direct link to the Emirate’s special.
Here’s a sample from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP), this one comes out to $392 per person. Imagine that…on Emirates!!!!
Here’s another sweet spot deal from Newark (EWR) to Athens later this summer for roughly $492/person.
The deal now includes flights coming from the West Coast as well. Here’s an example of a direct flight from San Francisco to Dubai for $820 per person. That’s amazing. Direct flight to Dubai on Emirates. I also checked from Los Angeles to Delhi, the Emirates flights that I saw were all flying with Emirates Airbus A380-800 to Dubai, and continue on to Delhi via Emirates Boeing 777-300ER.
Get those extra points
So go check out Emirates’ website and find a deal that will work for you and your family. Make sure you use the right credit card that will allow you earn travel points such as your American Express Platinum which could give you 5x rewards. Make sure you book your trip by calling Amex travel or Emirates). Or, if you have other cards that give you 3x per dollar such as your Chase Sapphire Reserve, or 2x per dollar such as your Chase Sapphire Preferred, this is the time to utilize the right credit card that will garner you the most points.
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