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Reunite with family and friends with Emirates special fares

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Emirates Airlines are offering special reduced rates to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Having launched on Thursday 26th and running until Monday 6th November 2017, Emirates sale is offering incredible prices on fares to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, making it easier to meet family and friends in time for winter.

The sale includes Economy Class fares from London Gatwick to Mumbai (from £369), Birmingham to Islamabad (from £419) and Newcastle to Dhaka (from £455).

The destinations these flights depart from include; London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow to a range of major cities across Asia.

The travel dates on offer from London Heathrow are all 31 October – 7 December 2017 and 31 December – 22 March 2018, with travel to Mumbai and Delhi both at £395.00, while Bangalore is priced at £429.00. Travel to Islamabad and Lahore are both priced at £435.00 while Dhaka is £469.00, these prices are for economy class.

Again, the travel dates from London Gatwick are the 31 October – 7 December 2017 and from 31 December 2017 – 22 March 2018. Prices to Mumbai start at £369.00, while fares to Delhi and Bangalore are £365.00 and £399.00 start from respectively. Fares to Islamabad and Lahore both start at £405.00, while Dhaka starts at £439.00, these prices are for economy class.

Birmingham’s dates also match the London Gatwick and London Heathrow dates and all prices shown are economy class only and are what the fares start at. Prices to Mumbai start at £385.00 and Delhi £379.00. Fares to Bangalore start from £415.00 while both Islamabad and Lahore start at £419.00. Fares to Dhaka start at £455.00.

Manchester’s fares are also economy class and the same dates previously stated for the other destinations. Prices to Mumbai start at £399.00, Delhi £395.00, while prices to Bangalore start at £429.00 with Islamabad and Lahore at £435.00, prices to Dhaka start at £469.00.

Newcastle’s prices shown are also for economy class and for the dates which have been previously stated. Prices to Delhi start at £379.00 while Mumbai starts at £385.00. Bangalore and Islamabad both start at £415.00. Lahore is £425.00 while Dhaka prices start at £455.00

 The final destination which is offering these special fares is Glasgow and as was the case with the other ones all fares shown are for economy class and from 31 October – 7 December and 31 December 2017 – 22 March 2018. Delhi starts at £395.00 while Mumbai starts at £399.00. Bangalore starts at £429.00, Islamabad starts at £435.00 as does Lahore. Dhaka starts at £469.00.

 *Terms and conditions apply. Book by 6th November 2017. Featured fares include all taxes and charges, subject to availability. Economy Class fares valid for travel between 31st October – 7th December 2017 and 31stDecember 2017 – 22nd March 2018. Featured fares are based on payment by debit card. Emirates applies a charge for credit card and PayPal payments. Date exclusions apply. Changes before departure are not permitted. After departure, 1 free of charge change is permitted on the inbound journey. The ticket is non-refundable. Terms and conditions apply.

Emirates and seven other airlines banned from electronic devices in carry-on luggage for US-bound flights

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Passengers travelling to the US on flights from eight different countries will be banned from carrying laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in their carry-on luggage. The reason for the ban is not immediately clear.

The ban was revealed on Monday and will effect nine airlines travelling non-stop to the US from ten international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The ban includes devices bigger than a mobile phone or smartphone from cabins, with no end date for the ban announced.

Medical devices are excluded from the ban, everything else would need to be packed in checked luggage.

A US government official said such a ban has been considered for several weeks.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly phoned politicians over the weekend to brief them on aviation security issues that have prompted the impending electronics ban, according to a congressional aide.

The ban begins just before a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Washington on Wednesday 2nd March. A number of top Arab officials are expected to attend the State Department gathering.

Brian Jenkins, an aviation security expert at US-based think tank Rand Corporation, says the nature of the security measure suggests it is driven by intelligence of a possible attack. He says there could be concern about inadequate passenger screening or even conspiracies involving insiders, airport or airline employees, in some countries.

Jeffrey Price at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, says there are disadvantages to having everyone put their electronics in checked baggage. Thefts from baggage will skyrocket, as when the UK tried a similar ban in 2006, he says, and it is easier to detect battery fires in the cabin than in the cargo hold.

Most major airports in the US have a computer tomography (CT) scanner for checked baggage, which creates a detailed picture of a bag’s contents. They can warn an operator of potentially dangerous material, and may provide better security than the X-ray machines used to screen passengers and their carry-on bags. All checked baggage will be screened for explosives.


The nine airlines affected


Etihad Airways

Turkish Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Kuwait Airways

Royal Jordanian

Egypt Air

Royal Air Maroc

Qatar Airways


Mid-air death: OAP dies on board Emirates flight from Dubai to Manchester

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UNSUSPICIOUS DEATH: The cause of death is not yet confirmed but there are reports that the man was not well before he boarded the flight

UNSUSPICIOUS DEATH: The cause of death is not yet confirmed but there are reports that the man was not well before he boarded the flight

A 71-year-old passenger died mid-flight on a plane that was bound for Manchester from Dubai.

The man passed away on a Emirates Boeing 777 passenger plane on 20th June.

Emirates confirmed this after a medical team rushed to meet the plane, which landed around 7.30am at Manchester airport.

An airline spokesperson said: “Emirates can confirm that a passenger on board today’s Emirates flight EK 21 from Dubai to Manchester passed away during the flight. Emirates expresses its condolences to the family.”

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed but there are reports the man was already ill before getting on the flight.

A Greater Manchester Police statement said: “A 71-year-old man travelling on a flight from Dubai to Manchester Airport was found unresponsive by the cabin crew.

“Despite the best efforts of the cabin crew and paramedics at the scene, the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

“There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

It is understood passengers got off the flight before the body was removed.