(EXPIRED) Excellent Availability In Emirates First Class From US To Dubai For 2 People

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If you’ve been dreaming about the chance to experience Emirates First Class, there’s currently excellent availability for two people between Dubai and Washington Dulles, Houston and San Francisco.

Greg enjoying Emirates First Class while on the Maldives GUC trip with Nick last year

Availability is good from August to November 2022. For example, when searching for a week-long round trip from Dulles to Dubai in September, here are the results with +/-3 flexibility:

Emirates First Class Award Availability IAD-DXB

Note that Emirates displays the total mileage and taxes cost for the entire trip for all passengers for whom you’ve searched. In the above example, 545,000 miles sounds pricey, but that’s because it appears to be pricing out at 136,250 miles per person each way, with taxes of $181.20 per person to Dubai and $219.47 per person back to the US.

Emirates First Class Award Availability IAD-DXB breakdown

My wife and I flew Emirates First Class from Chicago to Dubai in August last year. That was booked literally at the last minute and was on their 777-300 which meant we didn’t get the full First Class experience with showers. Most (or all) of these flights should be on their A380 which means you would get to have a shower in the sky, along with sleeping in their suites.

Although booking these awards via Emirates Skywards isn’t cheap, the ability to book these award flights is made easier by the fact that Emirates is a transfer partner of all the transferable currencies:

  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Citi ThankYou
  • Capital One
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Brex
  • Bilt

Most of those transferable currencies transfer instantly, with the definite exception being Marriott Bonvoy which can take ~3 days, although we don’t know how long transfers from Bilt take.

Considering how unusual it is to have this much First Class award availability, it’d be best to book ASAP if you’re interested in case it either all gets booked up or Emirates decides to turn off the tap.

h/t Thrifty Traveler via View From The Wing

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AG

Thanks, managed to book for 3 (!) from DXB-IAD.

JustSaying

Book these NOW? PLEASE>>>>>>>>>>>

Josh

tempted to book this, but COVID has me not pulling the trigger. How is the cancellation policy?

Lu........

I just came back from Dubai on Emirates. Their cancellation policy is very liberal.. They don’t seem to be worried about you wanting to get out of a committment to flying with them. You’re the one missing out, lol.

Tomas

Any idea if it’s possible to book a mixed cabin itinerary by calling in? (First/Biz) I’m flying to Nairobi on Q suites at the moment, but would happily break the piggybank open to switch to EK First to Dubai and Business onto Nairobi. (Looks like there’s currently no F availability on Dubai-Nairobi.) Thanks!

GEORGE

i am curious as well? you can mix cabin for R/T but one way is not possible online…

Gilbert G

But do they have any Best Westerns?

mbh

what about availability via Alaska miles? Any idea what they have access to? I’ve been saving those miles for this flight.

Lantean

Alaska miles cannot book Emirates F, only coach and biz.

mbh

You’re kidding! Has that always been true? I’ve been saving these miles for nothing? Back to looking for that elusive F to Australia I guess.

Mark

Alaska and Emirates are no longer partners. If you booked your ticket before June 2, 2021 you can still earn miles for the trip.

Lantean

Drat, you are right, I totally missed that… I guess after they lost Emirates F they were not interesting for Emirates awards anyway.