Team shortlist20 Apr 2016 AT 04:17 PM

So this is the best way to get cheap flights on Emirates

How to fly to London, New York & Milan at a fraction of the cost
Team shortlist20 Apr 2016 AT 04:17 PM
So this is the best way to get cheap flights on Emirates

According to Emirates, if you want to get your flights cheap you need to book them far in advance. The airline’s ‘Emirates Early Savers’ fares are available to those who book at least 45 days before they fly.

After this time threshold prices can shoot up as airlines often teat passengers purchasing tickets less than 30 days in advance as last-minute business travelers – who can usually afford to pay in the inflated premium.

If you’re organised enough with your annual leave, to book on the ‘Emirates Early Savers’ deal you can snap up one of these fares from AED1,175 in economy, flying to popular destinations like Istanbul, Vienna, Milan, Barcelona, Zurich, Manchester, Newcastle, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

Business class fares starting from AED6,105 are available with this offer to the likes of London, Bangkok, Athens and Hong Kong. It’s quite a price hike between the economy and business fares, which may explain why many celebrities have been spotted in coach. Even the Emirates Airline Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed, has been spotted in economy, trying the route from Auckland to Dubai. "I have tried it [the new route] - 17-18 hours in economy," he said while speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai. He added that he "likes to be close to the people".

As you’d expect, the most expensive fares are during peak times – mainly summer (June to August) and the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year.

Another top tip is to use the ‘Hold My Fare’ feature, which lets you hold a reservation at that price for up to 72 hours (for a small fee). The charge is calculated based on the booked route or destination and applies to every passenger except infants.

So if you see a low fare and haven’t had your time off work approved, hold the fare and get on the phone to your boss quickly to make sure you secure the cheap seats before they go.

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