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Flights to Europe just seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper, as low-cost carriers like Norwegian and WOW Air lead the charge with the super-discounted fares. But from time to time it’s possible to also find cheap fares on some of the world’s leading airlines. Right now, Emirates is running a promotion where you can fly its New York to Milan route (serviced by the A380) for under $400 (roundtrip).
The promotional fares are available for each different cabin class and there are two different types of promotional fares. The first is the companion fare, so you’ll need to purchase two tickets to qualify and the second is the single-traveler fare which isn’t quite as lucrative but still a great deal.
Here are the rates for the companion fare.
Here are the Single Traveler fares:
- Economy Class from $449
- Business Class from $2,499
- First Class from $5,999
Not bad, right?
Considering that Emirates offers a great economy product. Those seats come with 32 to 34 inches of pitch and 18 inches of width. Compare that to United’s new 777-300ER which offers 31 inches of pitch and 17 inches of width, similar to what low-cost carrier Norwegian offers on its 787s. In economy, that extra inch of width and pitch can go a long way.
There are a number of restrictions to be aware about for this promotion. Most notably you must book by tomorrow, August 24th.
Here are some other key terms:
- Travel must be completed on or before June 30, 2018
- Advanced Purchase: 7 Days
- Inbound Blackout dates: December 20, 2017 through January 02, 2017 & March 31, 2018 through April 9, 2018
- Minimum stay: 7 days
- Maximum stay: 6 months
- Weekend surcharge of $100 applies for outbound travel (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and Inbound travel (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Overall, if I were going to fly economy to Europe, I would highly consider this option. For such a great economy product, the fare really is amazing. It’s also not a horrible business class rate at around $2,250 per person roundtrip and even first class is much cheaper at $5,000 roundtrip.
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