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Don’t forget that you can upgrade to first class too…

When it comes to flying business class between Europe and the USA, there’s an endless array of lovely options, but there’s one that’s just a bit “extra”. Perched on the upper deck of the Airbus A380, Emirates business class offers an amazing seat, one of the best bars in the sky and an extreme level of refinement throughout. Right now, it’s on sale, about as low as Emirates ever sells it.

emirates a380The Emirates A380 Deals

Leaving Milan, you’ll get to depart in the early afternoon, which makes a welcome glass of champagne totally ok. With over 8 hours in the air, there’s plenty of time to dine, relax, sleep and still have time to wander over to the bar. There’s nothing quite as “golden age of travel” as sitting at a bar on a plane.

A fun side part of these deals, is that they’re upgradeable using Emirates Skywards miles, American Express Points or Capital One Venture Miles. You’d need 39,000 points from any of those currencies to experience the dreamy first class suites, which also afford you the chance to shower at 33,000 feet. It may sound odd, but it’s life changing.

a city with a body of water and cloudsThe Dates You Can Travel

These deals are handy, because they cover one of the most expensive times to travel! They’re available in July, August and September of this year, for departures on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday. You’ll land the lowest prices if you stay at least 5 nights, but there are plenty of shorter possibilities available for the same price if you poke around.

a bar with drinks and shelves in a planeHow To Book Business Class

These deals are easy to find on Google Flights, and can be booked directly with Emirates too. Long story short: they’re easy to book. Here’s an example link on Google Flights, and here’s the link to book directly with Emirates. If you want to book with Emirates direct, to make upgrades easier, here are some sample dates you can depart from Milan, like…

  • July: 18th, 23rd, 25th.
  • August: 8th, 13th, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 29th.
  • September: 8th, 10th, 12th.

Oh, and here’s everything to avoid in New York, and the 10 best things to do. If you time it well, you can even get there in time for some US Open Tennis, or Fashion Week! Just please don’t have pizza in Times Square. There are better places : )

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Great deal! I see also that coach is available for only $740 RT. Can you use Skyward points to upgrade this to business (or two upgrades to first) How many would it take? I have more Membership Rewards points than I know what to do with, and I’d probably rather save cash.

    Thanks for the tip:)

  2. Hi…
    Kuwait Airways is offering a combo of Economy & Business from BLR/JFK/BLR..
    Outbound in Economy & Inbound JFK/BLR (via) Kuwait …travel dates may 25th also in June 9 & 10th… for a total price inclusive of all Taxes $ 1585…
    Is Kuwait Airways is a good Airlines to experiment on a 777-300 ER..wch Airlines you Suggest for JFK & EWR from BLR…on a business Class…pl Advice..
    ThanX in Advnce…

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