Emirates launches the world shortest A380 route

Emirates Airbus A380
Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates has announced that from December 1, 2016, they will start operating the Airbus A380 once daily between Dubai and Doha, Qatar.

Emirates is already operating 9 daily flights between Dubai and Doha, and it is one of those who now gets upgraded to the A380.

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ADCB 150.000 miles promo ending today.

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the new promotion for ADCB credit card, and this promotion is coming to an end today.

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Etihad 24 hour sale is on!

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Etihad has just announced their 24 hour worldwide sale, at it comes with some great deals on certain destinations, and incredible availability.

I have tried to make a few mock bookings, and all destinations I searched had available flights on the dates I selected, and at the price that was advertised! I quite often find it hard to find the promotion fares, but this time it was not the case, availability is everywhere.

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Qatar Airways announces flights to Luxor, Egypt, and Mahe, Seychelles.

New routes between Doha and Luxor, and Doha and Seychelles
New routes between Doha and Luxor, and Doha and Seychelles

Qatar has recently announced another two new routes they are going to start up this year, and both has been expected for a while.

The first route to start is Doha to Luxor, Egypt. This will initially be a daily service, operated by an Airbus A320. As Qatar Airways  has 2 different types of seating configuration in their A320 aircrafts, I am not sure which one they will operate on this route, but they both come with 12 business class seats, and 120 or 132 economy class seats, depending on the version.

Qatar Airways services on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday depart Doha at 7:10 am and arrive in Luxor at 9:35 am. The same day return service departs Luxor at 13:30 to arrive in Doha at 17:10. This flight is quite good timings for people who wants to have a quick get-away to see the sights of Luxor, and you get good use of the day for both flights. On Tuesday, Friday or Saturday flights depart Doha at 21:35 to arrive in Luxor at 23:59, with the return service to Doha’s HIA operating shortly after at 1:30 am (the next day) on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday to arrive back in Doha at 5:10 am.

Entrance of Luxor temple
Entrance of Luxor temple

The 2nd route they have announced, will connect Doha to Mahe, the capital of the Seychelles, a beautiful island off the coast of Africa.

Seychelles
Seychelles

Seychelles has for a long time been on the list of places I want to visit soon, and this new schedule should hopefully help me getting closer to visiting this beautiful Island.

Also this route will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, with 12 business class and 120 or 132 economy class seats.

The flights are set to leave Doha at 02:40 in the morning, arriving Seychelles at 08:50, and the return flight leaves Seychelles 19:25 and arrives Doha at 23:30. The flying time in both directions are just above 5 hours, which I personally find to be on the limit of what I can do in a narrow-body aircraft, but considering the great timings of the flights I guess I can live with it, the schedule makes it possible to get away for an oval weekend and basically get 3 or 4 full days out of it (depending on how oval you can make your weekend.)

Etihad to increase capacity to Madrid, Dublin and Dallas.

For illustration only, the A380 will not operate any of those routes
For illustration only, the A380 will not operate any of those routes

Etihad Airways has recently announced an increase in capacity on several of their more popular destinations.

Etihad is slowly increasing the amount of new aircraft deliveries, and as such they seem to be increasing capacity on popular destinations before they are announcing any new destinations.

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Etihad to fly its 787 Dreamliner to Tokyo from December 1, 2016.

Tokyo skyline
Tokyo skyline

According to a press release from Etihad Airways, they will start operating their Boeing 787 Dreamliner on their route to Tokyo from December 1, 2016.

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Transfer miles to Etihad with a 20% bonus

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For the remaining part of October Etihad Guest members can transfer miles from partner programs to their Etihad Guest account with a 20% bonus.

This promotion has been run a few times before by Etihad Guest, and is a good opportunity to get rid of miles in other programs that you are anyway not able to spend on anything, but I am not sure if I would do it if I was planning to use those miles for something within the original loyalty program, or if you don’t have any plans to spend miles with Etihad in the next couple of months.

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Beam Shake-shake promotion is back!

Beam Terminal
Beam Terminal

A while back Beam had a shake-shake promotion, where you would get free credit for shaking your mobile phone.

Now the promotion is back, but with a slightly different twist. This time the promotion will run for 10 weeks, and each weeks there is a different category, and you have to meet a minimum spend at the category to be allowed to participate in the promotion.

This weeks category is ‘Fuel’, and you simply have to spend 100 dirhams on fuel, using your Beam App to pay for it, shake the phone, and you will win a prize, ranging from 5 dirhams to 1 majoy prize each weeks. This weeks main prize is free fuel for a year, which can, of course, be wort quite a bit of money.

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Emirates to start daily service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Emirates Boeing 777-200
Emirates Boeing 777-200

Emirates has announced that they from December 15, 2016, will start a daily service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-200, which features 8 first class suites, 42 business class seats and 216 economy class seats.

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Etihad Cargo starts twice weekly flights to Copenhagen, Denmark

Etihad Cargo Boeing 777F
Etihad Cargo Boeing 777F

Etihad Cargo has announced that they from today, October 20, will start a twice weekly freighter flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, to their hub in Abu Dhabi.

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