Emirates has a Memorial Day sale from ten USA airports for global flights booked by May 27 for flights August 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Flights from the West Coast are not low fares compared to fares seen over the past month, but they are competitive fares and the best feature is a free stopover in Dubai. Tickets require minimum stay 7 days, maximum stay 6 months. One free stopover in Dubai and additional stopovers for $100.
Emirates US gateway airports
- Boston BOS
- Chicago ORD
- Dallas DFW
- Houston IAH
- Los Angeles LAX
- New York JFK
- Orlando MCO
- San Francisco SFO
- Seattle SEA
- Washington IAD
Los Angeles to Male MLE, Maldives = $1,109 round trip.
October 4-13, 2015. Earns 6,300 miles in Emirates Skywards.
Emirates Skywards First Flight 2,500 Bonus Miles within 6 months of joining Emirates Skywards.
SPG elite members earn 1 Starpoint for every dollar in Emirates fare. On this $1,109 Emirates ticket price, $401 is fare and $620 fuel surcharge for 1,021 Starpoints.
In price comparison, China Eastern offered this LAX-MLE route for $877 last weekend as the lowest fare I have seen since March 2015.
Loyalty Traveler – SFO or LAX to Male, Maldives $877 to $901 China Eastern (May 17)
San Francisco – Mauritius MRU $1,257.40 October 3-13, 2015.
Best time to visit Mauritius is September to December.
Flights from New York JFK are listed with fares starting from $899 to Male MLE Maldives and $949 to Mauritius MRU. There are many other destinations in Africa, Middle East and Asia with these sale fares. Mauritius and Male are the places that see fewer sale offers.
$100 Weekend surcharge applies for Outbound travel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Inbound travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Inbound blackout dates for all USA online gateways:New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Boston (BOS), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Washington DC, Orlando (MCO) and Chicago (ORD) are August 05, 2015 through September 05, 2015, January 01, 2016 through January 10, 2016.
Outbound blackout dates for all online USA gateways:New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Boston (BOS), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Washington DC. Orlando (MCO) and Chicago (ORD) are December 10, 2015 through December 24, 2015 only.
Reservation changes permitted before or after departure at a charge of $200 per change.
Cancellation before departure permitted at a charge of $300 per person, non-refundable after departure.