Good deals to fly in Emirates‘ first class are rare and hard to find. It may be that Emirates wants to compete with Lufthansa’s and SWISS’ first class deal from Stockholm. Since the Emirates first class is supposed to be one of the best first class products in the world, the price point is a bit higher but nonetheless very interesting! The pricing starts at €3,044 with flights to Bangkok.
All interesting destinations:
- Bangkok from €3,044
- Shanghai from €3,329
- Singapore from €3,330
- Hong Kong from €3,330
- Kuala Lumpur from €3,439
- Seoul from €3,588
- Tokyo from €3,782
- Denpasar (Bali) from €3,961
From Stockholm to Dubai, Emirates uses a Boeing 777. The onward journey will either be operated through a Boeing 777 again or with an Airbus A380 that features an on-board bar and showers. Some destinations offer both airplane options. We would recommend going for the A380 option if possible so you can experience aforementioned amenities.
Emirates’ First Class
Living up to its reputation as a Skytrax 4-star airline, Emirates overwhelms with a luxury first class cabin. Ameneties include chauffeur service, finest champagne, a bar within the cabin, comfortable suites, outstanding catering, showers within the airplane and much more!
You can read a review of this magnificent product here.
Search & Book
A minimum stay of 5 days is required according to the fare rules. A maximum stay of 12 months is permitted. You can do a free stopover in Dubai with this fare. Tickets must be booked at least one week in advance and are good for travel commencing from now until December 12, 2018. The inbound flight can be much later than that. The fare rules do not state an expiry date.
Finding suitable fares is not as straightforward as usually. Google Flights does not display the fares in the calendar, however if you try different days in the calendar the cheap fares will appear in the search results. And that’s how we would suggest finding these fares. After finding these fares you can either book directly via Emirates or go through our Travel-Dealz flight search to book with the cheapest online travel agent. We would however recommend booking directly with Emirates.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
As expected, mileage accrual is great with these tickets. Flights are in booking class A and with Alaska Mileage Plan you will accrue the most miles.
- 24,080 Award Miles on TAP Miles&Go
- 24,080 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 18,062 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 18,062 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 18,062 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 18,062 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 18,062 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
Emirates Skywards uses a revenue based reward system.
Cover Picture: © Emirates