Sometimes airlines publish good fares out of certain markets, and Colombo, Sri Lanka is one of them. For a while now they’ve had great paid first and business class fares to the US, one of which I took advantage of in January when I flew from Colombo to Singapore to Dubai to London to Seattle, all in first class on Emirates and British Airways.
Anyway, I get a lot of questions about this fare, so I did want to clarify that as of a week or so ago the fare is no longer bookable in Emirates first class. Understandably Emirates probably didn’t want their first class selling for so cheap. That being said, it’s still possible to book first class on a bunch of other airlines, or Emirates business class, for that matter.
Sad news for sure, as I may very well have had my last in-flight shower (at least for the time being), though figured I’d provide the update for those of you that are wondering why Emirates first class is no longer pricing on ex-CMB fares.