Ever since United started a ticketing agreement with FlyDubai, its been pretty reasonable to fly United to Dubai and then to the rest of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus on FlyDubai.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 6th – 14th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – 30th or January 10th, 2015 – March 10th, 2015. Must purchase at least 60 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: iad dxb
- Destination: TBS
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dxb iad
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- United: K
- FlyDubai: V
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- LAX – IAD (Washington D.C.) – DXB (Dubai) – TBS (Tbilisi) – DXB – IAD – LAX. The segment between Dubai and Tbilisi will be operated by FlyDubai
- Not permitted
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Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.
- 2014: 21,226 miles or 3.5 cents per mile. The segments between Los Angeles and Dubai will earn 18,714 miles or 4.0 cents per mile with United. The segments operated by FlyDubai will be non-mileage earning.
- March 1st, 2015: 3,255 miles or a difference of 11,013 miles.
How to Book:
- Book via Hipmunk link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- On the From field, enter LAX::IAD DXB
- On the To field, enter TBS::DXB IAD
- It will link you to United.com to book.
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