Dubai is a city of contrast — new and old, have and have nots. Worth the visit to see the dichotomy.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample with United
- November 3rd – 10th
- Delta: Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – December 12th or January 10th, 2015 – March 31st, 2015. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
- United: Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – December 12th or January 10th, 2015 – March 31st, 2015. Must purchase at least 7 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: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: iad
- Destination: DXB
- Return Advanced Routing Code: iad
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For Delta availability, replace iad with atl on the advanced routing code fields)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 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
- Delta: V
- United: L
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – IAD (Washington D.C.) – DXB (Dubai) – IAD – SFO
- Delta: Not permitted
- United: Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
United and Delta will be revenue based mileage earning in 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K / Diamond level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United / Delta fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United / Delta flyers.
- 2014: 18,966 miles or 5.8 cents per mile.
- January 1st, 2015 (for Delta– United is March 1st, 2015): 5,030 miles or a difference of 13,936 miles.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Delta or United
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- Currency: Emirati Dirham (AED). $1USD = 3.67 AED
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