Travelling Emirates First Class with loyalty points and paying Rs 4400 taxes
(Date of Visit – 22 June, 2019)
Travelling Emirates First Class with loyalty points was in my bucket list. I choose a short distance flight between Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Accra, Ghana. The duration of flight was only 1hr 5 min and I opted the route as this consumed least Emirate miles for First class route. The regular price of Emirates First Class for this sector is Rs 1,04,000/ which can we availed by 18750 Emirates Miles plus part payment of taxes with 19350 Emirates miles. Total for 38100 Emirates Miles and taxes of Rs 4400/, I got the First Class ticket. For two of us total spent was 76200 Emirates Miles and taxes of Rs 8800/. The lowest price for economy travel in this sector by any airline was approx Rs 16000/ per ticket, so we got an excellent deal with Emirates First Class.
The lounge access was a regular airport lounge at Abidjan and check-in was quick as we were the only traveller in First Class. The private cabin was a real luxury with best in class amenities including mini bar, in cabin luggage storage, Leather diary with pen and Byredo amenity kit. Due to short duration of flight the meal options were limited.