I’ve now got a one-way ticket to Dubai, but nothing back. It’s time to get creative.
My first thought was to fly Kuwait Airways in first class back to New York. This was a flight option that Ben and I toyed with last year for our trip. Unfortunately, the price of the ticket has shot up dramatically. Since Kuwait Airways is not easily achievable with points, I don’t see great value in paying a huge sum to sample it.
I’ve never flown Air India before and thought about flying home via Delhi or Mumbai. But in light of the bed bug incident and generally poor maintenance, I have no desire to fly on Air India at this time.
Aeroflot is another option, but I’d want to stop in Moscow and don’t have the time (or even the visa yet). I also see no cheap business class ticket from Dubai.
So that leaves me with a few viable options. I just published an Emirates First Class review and could look into flying home in Emirates Business Class.
Another option would be taking a flight to Delhi or Mumbai and then take United home. I wouldn’t necessarily review it, but United now has the 777-300ER on the Mumbai to Newark route and I’m chasing 1K status this year. I could also review Jet Airways or Emirates on the shorter flight to India.
Lastly, I could travel down to Abu Dhabi and give Etihad a try in business class. Etihad is under severe pressure to reduce expenses and I’m curious to see if business class service has been cutback.
What do you think? Emirates, Etihad, United, or something else? Help me find a cheap business class ticket from Dubai!