As for Miami and Boston, is there REALLY enough traffic for these routes? It doesn't seem to be a good time to launch new US-Arab flights, and even in the good times, Boston? Miami? Can't see it myself.
Not right now, but in 2005/2006, I think Miami and Boston are very plausable. Remember, Emirates isn't launching these flights to fly people between the US and Dubai. They are launching them to connect to thier Dubai megahub. There is quite some heavy traffic between Miami and the Middle East/North Africa, and, while I cannot speak for Boston, it would not surprise me if the case was the same. If Emirates grow to thier full potential in the United States, I could imagine a network that by 2010 may include:
JFK, EWR, BOS, ORD, LAX, SFO, IAH, IAD, MIA, DTW
That is ofcourse assuming American consumers welcome Emirates with wide open arms as a premier trans-Atlantic carrier the way they love Lufthansa, Air France, and British Airways.