Cairo is probably the best city in the world out of which to find cheap premium cabin airfares. Early last month they got even cheaper, when Egypt devalued their currency, meaning those buying tickets in foreign currencies were paying even less.
While we see specific fare sales out of Cairo all the time, at the moment Emirates seems to have incredible business class fares from Cairo to just about anywhere, valid for travel over a wide range of dates. You’re best off using ITA Matrix or Google Flights to search these fares.
For example, you can fly from Cairo to Hong Kong for ~$790 roundtrip:
Or from Cairo to Tokyo for ~$955 roundtrip:
Or from Cairo to Seattle for ~$1,154 roundtrip:
Or from Cairo to Los Angeles for ~$1,354 roundtrip:
Or from Cairo to Rio de Janeiro for ~$1,610 roundtrip:
Or from Cairo to Melbourne for ~$1,819 roundtrip:
This is just a small sampling of what’s available, though there are a ton of great fares available to cities around the world.
There are even some very reasonable first class fares. For example, you can fly roundtrip from Cairo to Hong Kong for ~$2,067:
Or from Cairo to Tokyo for ~$2,284 roundtrip:
Fares out of Cairo have always been incredible, but the past few weeks we’ve seen deal after deal. Perhaps it’s time I station myself out of Cairo for some amount of time to take advantage of these deals?
Even if you don’t live in Egypt, it could make a lot of sense to position yourself to Cairo to take advantage of these deals.
While you can of course credit your miles to Emirates’ own frequent flyer program, my preference would be to credit miles to Alaska Mileage Plan. Travel on Emirates earns both elite qualifying and redeemable miles with Mileage Plan, at the rate of 125% before any elite bonuses:
If you do take advantage of one of these business class fares, I’d do everything in your power to book on an A380 rather than a 777 for the longhaul flight. Emirates’ A380s feature fully flat beds with direct aisle access in business class:
Meanwhile their 777s feature angled seats, with seven seats per row:
Anyone tempted by one of these great ex-Cairo fares on Emirates?
(Tip of the hat to Potreroflyr)