rajtravels
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Emirates To Seattle. How are they doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:01 am

With Summer season started, lookes like EK is filling up the 200LR very quick from Seattle.
 
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Emirates To Seattle. How are they doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:31 am

Quoting rajtravels (Thread starter):

With Summer season started, lookes like EK is filling up the 200LR very quick from Seattle.

Do you have any information? The last 'load factor' thread on this flight was more pessimistic. But... there was *nothing* but opinions in that thread. I'm very curious how the route is doing.

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Emirates To Seattle. How are they doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:58 am

Took a friend to the airport Sunday, and went on up to Seattle for a few things. Saw the Emirates landing and take off from the east west freeway, just to the north of the runway. Fun. It looks great.
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Emirates To Seattle. How are they doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:06 am

I fly this flight in a month. Should be very interesting to see how full the flight will actually be after all the discussion on here.

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Emirates To Seattle. How are they doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:20 am

I still think EK should sponsor the Seafair this summer. That would definitely get the word out. Also, the UAE has been involved with the Hydro races for a few years now. Tim Clark...are you listening???
 
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Emirates To Seattle. How are they doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:43 am

Flying DXB-SEA on may 4th.... in J. loads look moderate........... return on may 18th is quiet full.........
 
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RE: Emirates To Seattle. How Are They Doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:15 am

I am sure coach does well...

It's first and business that makes me wonder...
 
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RE: Emirates To Seattle. How Are They Doing?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:41 pm

It's too bad that AS didn't add EK as an "elite qualifying" partner. That might have helped a bit.

Does anyone have a feel for how easy it is to redeem miles for flights on EK? Say, if one wanted to redeem AS miles to fly from SEA to Africa or Asia, how is EK's availability? Is it pretty good, or is EK a total joke like DL (a.k.a. the old bait-and-switch game) when it comes to aware availability?
 
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RE: Emirates To Seattle. How Are They Doing?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:00 am

I was at SEA on Tuesday. Took the tram ride to S terminal. Went up to check out the 777 and couldn't help but thinking to my self "that's the load?" I saw around 70-90 people waiting to board. Ground crew had all containers on-board the plane and all doors shut before passengers even started boarding.

Granted, I don't know about cargo or even the inbound flight. I sent a couple messages to friends, informing them this is a great airport to non-rev from!
 
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RE: Emirates To Seattle. How Are They Doing?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:26 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 7):

You get EQM but they pull the BS of giving half miles unless it is full fare Y or better redemption I have heard will be starting soon, but I can see it costing a lot of miles, EKs skywards program blows as they require a lot of miles and sock you with the YQ fee. Unless you have a massive amount of AS miles I would not count on flying F on them soon.
 
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RE: Emirates To Seattle. How Are They Doing?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:46 am

I saw an EK 77L taking off over UW's seattle campus. I never truly realised how much of a marketing plus the big, red "EMIRATES' titles on the belly of the plane is.
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RE: Emirates To Seattle. How Are They Doing?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:10 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 7):
if one wanted to redeem AS miles to fly from SEA to Africa or Asia, how is EK's availability?

Redemption of AS miles for EK travel is supposed to be starting late 2012. No word yet on what it'll cost you in miles. We're planning a trip to SE Asia for this fall....wait for possible J on EK or take CX? Tough call....

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