Emirates' Intriguing Rebooking Policy - One Mile at a Time

I’ve written about Qatar Airways’ potentially lucrative rebooking offer, as the airline will let you rebook travel to an alternative destination within 5,000 miles at no cost if traveling in 2020.

Qatar Airways isn’t the only airline to have a potentially lucrative rebooking offer — Emirates has one as well, which some people may like even more.

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Emirates’ generous rebooking offer

If you book an Emirates ticket you can potentially travel to anywhere in the same region within 24 months without paying a change fee or fare difference. Let’s take a closer look at how this works.

Let me note upfront that I’ve carefully read through the promotion terms and also the advisory to travel agents, but I can’t personally guarantee this will work as it should. After all, sometimes companies don’t even honor their published terms.

Emirates has a very generous rebooking policy

Dates to book & travel by

This flexibility is offered to people who have tickets issued by June 30, 2020, and have itineraries where at least one segment in scheduled to be flown by November 30, 2020.

Who is eligible for this rebooking offer?

This special rebooking offer is available to those who have a ticket or booking impacted for any of the following reasons:

  • Flight Cancellation: Emirates flight is cancelled for a specific date or route is suspended for a continuous period of time
  • Travel ban: Where there is an explicit government notification that prohibits travel from either point