May142015

Emirates $1,699 for two to Africa from 9 US airports, buy by May 17.

Emirates has a 3-day Find Adventure in Africa sale with deeply discounted fare at $1,699 all-in for two passengers flying together from nine U.S. gateways to five cities in Africa. Business Class is $7,999 for two passengers.

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi, and Dar Es Salaam.

The deal here is $1,699 ticket price for California departures from Los Angeles or San Francisco is the same fare as departures from New York or Boston.

  • New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington DC (IAD), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Orlando (MCO) and Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) to Cape Town (CPT), Dar Es Salaam (DAR), Durban (DUR), Johannesburg (JNB) and Nairobi (NBO) only.
  • Fare shall only be applicable to tickets purchased from 00:01 EDT on May 14 through 23:59 EDT on May 17, 2015.
  • July outbound and August inbound are blackout months. Travel must be completed by December 10, 2015.
  • One free stopover in Dubai allowed.

Emirates Africa Sale May 2015

There have been deep discount fares around $700 round trip from LAX and SFO to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi in the past week with Delta-KLM.

The destination that stands out to me is Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. There have been no discount fares to Dar Es Salaam DAR that I have seen in the past couple of months, although Delta/KLM can get you there for around $900 on some dates. Most round trip fares to DAR from California are around $1,150 to $1,300.

Tanzania has seen several major chain brand hotels open in the past couple of years. This is a location of international history and colonialism and a land of wildlife and beauty that has attracted lots of hotel eco-tourism development. Park Hyatt Zanzibar and several Hilton brand hotels like DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dar es Salaam – Oyster Bay and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar – Nungwi. Marriott has five Protea hotels in Tanzania with their acquisition of the African hotel chain last year.

Emirates San Francisco – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

$1,699 for two economy class passengers ($850 each)

Sep 8-22, 2015

SFO-DAR $850 Emirates

Emirates Africa Sale Terms

Economy Class:

  • Economy Class fare of $1,699 is applicable for two (2) passengers, traveling round trip together on the same itinerary in the same booking record (PNR) from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington DC (IAD), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Orlando (MCO) and Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) to Cape Town (CPT), Dar Es Salaam (DAR), Durban (DUR), Johannesburg (JNB) and Nairobi (NBO) only.
  • Fare shall only be applicable to tickets purchased from 00:01 EDT on May 14 through 23:59 EDT on May 17, 2015.
  • Commencement of outbound travel from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington DC (IAD), Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) shall be between May 21 and November 30, 2015 only.
  • Commencement of outbound travel from Orlando (MCO) shall be between September 01 and November 30, 2015 only.
  • Travel must be completed on or before December 10, 2015.
  • Promotion is applicable utilizing Emirates operated flights only (no codeshares apply).
  • Minimum stay: three (3) days or first Sunday.
  • Maximum stay: three (3) months.
  • Ticketing time limit is 24 hours from the time of booking.
  • No redemption necessary.
  • Blackout dates: outbound blackout dates are between July 1 and 31, 2015 and inbound blackout dates are between August 1 and 30, 2015.
  • For outbound/inbound travel on weekends, a surcharge of $100 per direction per passenger applies (outbound is Friday through Saturday and inbound is Friday through Sunday).
  • Advance Purchase required: seven (7) days.
  • Reservation changes permitted before or after departure at a charge of $200 per passenger. Changes must take place for all passengers in the itinerary at the same time.
  • Cancelations before or after departure are not refundable.
  • No-show is subject to a fee of $400 per passenger.
  • No refund on partly-utilized tickets.
  • Stopovers permitted in either direction at Dubai, one complimentary in Dubai, thereafter $100 per stopover for each passenger.
  • Eticket revalidations are subject to a fee of $200 per passenger.
  • Ticket reissues are subject to a charge of $200 per passenger.
  • Child/Infant fare: None applicable. Child/infant pay the applicable adult fare.
  • All changes must be done for both passengers and the journey must be together.
  • The offer is combinable only with fares of the same Fare Basis Code (XCMPRUS4)
  • Fares include all applicable government taxes and fees.
  • Fares are subject to availability at time of booking on emirates.com/us.

Business Class:

  • Business Class fare of $7,999 is applicable for two (2) passengers, traveling round trip together on the same itinerary in the same booking record (PNR) from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington DC (IAD), Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Orlando (MCO) and Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) to Cape Town (CPT), Dar Es Salaam (DAR), Durban (DUR), Johannesburg (JNB) and Nairobi (NBO) only.
  • Fare shall only be applicable to tickets purchased from 00:01 EDT on May 14 through 23:59 EDT on May 17, 2015.
  • Commencement of outbound travel from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington DC (IAD), Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) shall be between May 21 and November 30, 2015 only.
  • Commencement of outbound travel from Orlando (MCO) shall be between September 01 and November 30, 2015 only.
  • Travel must be completed on or before December 10, 2015.
  • Promotion is applicable utilizing Emirates operated flights only (no codeshares apply).
  • For outbound/inbound travel on weekends a surcharge of $200 per direction per passenger applies (outbound is Friday through Saturday and inbound is Friday through Sunday).
  • Minimum stay: three (3) days or first Sunday.
  • Maximum stay: three (3) months.
  • Ticketing time limit is 24 hours from the time of booking.
  • No redemption necessary.
  • Blackout dates: outbound blackout dates are between July 1 and 31, 2015 and inbound blackout dates are between August 1 and 30, 2015.
  • Advance Purchase required: seven (7) days.
  • Reservation changes permitted before or after departure at a charge of $600 per passenger. Changes must take place for all passengers in the itinerary at the same time.
  • Cancelations before or after departure are not refundable.
  • No-shows are subject to a fee of $1,000 per passenger.
  • No refund on partly-utilized tickets.
  • Stopovers permitted in either direction at Dubai, one complimentary in Dubai, thereafter $100 per stopover for each passenger.
  • Eticket revalidations are subject to a fee of $600 per passenger.
  • Ticket reissues are subject to a charge of $600 per passenger.
  • Child/Infant fare: None applicable. Child/infant pay the applicable adult fare.
  • All changes must be done for both passengers and the journey must be together.
  • The offer is combinable only with fares of the same Fare Basis Code (XCMPRUS4).
  • Fares include all applicable government taxes and fees.
  • Fares are subject to availability at time of booking on emirates.com/us.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Unable to get fare prorated for 3 passengers via EK website though ITA/Matrix prices it at $853 ppax for 3 pax for IAD/JNB whereas it is $1126 ppax at the EK website.

  2. Called EK – no help. Special fare is applicable only of there are even number of pax in the party. Overall it would be cheaper to buy a separate ticket for the odd person. Fare rules from Expert Flyer seem to confirm this as well:

    ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL SECTORS IN SAME COMPARTMENT
    BY AT LEAST 1 PASSENGER IN XCMPRUS1 FARE CLASS. NO
    MORE THAN 1 ACCOMPANIED PASSENGER PERMITTED FOR EACH
    XCMPRUS1 TYPE PASSENGER.

    VS has comparable fares for odd number of pax in booking — or for that matter even for a single pax $866.60.

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