Emirates – Starting at $696 : United States – Africa. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Last week, we posted an Emirates sale to South Africa where you can go to Johannesburg for as low as $685. In addition to Johannesburg and Durban, the sale is also available to the following:

  • Abidjan [ABJ]
  • Abuja [ABV]
  • Accra [ACC]
  • Addis Ababa [ADD]
  • Algiers [ALG]
  • Dar es Salaam [DAR]
  • Dakar [DKR]
  • Entebbe [EBB]
  • Harare [HRE]
  • Lagos [LOS]
  • Lusaka [LUN]
  • Nairobi [NBO]

Emirates services the following cities in the United States:

  • Boston [BOS]
  • New York [JFK]
  • Washington D.C. [IAD]
  • Orlando [MCO]
  • Houston [IAH]
  • Dallas [DFW]
  • Los Angeles [LAX]
  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • Seattle [SEA]
  • Chicago [ORD]

While not as cheap as Johannesburg for $685, the fares are still pretty good. The next cheapest is Nairobi at $746 before discount or $696 after discount from New York and then increases from there for other destinations. Expensive destinations like Lusaka and Harare are cheaper than normal.

While Emirates only service those 10 cities above, through its partnership with jetBlue and Alaska airlines, it offers fares from jetBlue and Alaska cities for usually not much more.

Nairobi, Kenya - Photo: ninara via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Nairobi, Kenya – Photo: ninara via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York to Nairobi
  • March 14th – 21st, 2016

Fare Availability:

  • If you are using the USJET16 coupon: Valid for travel from January, 2016 – April, 2016 with 7 day minimum stay for Sunday through Thursday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure.

  • Emirates Promo: Valid for travel from January, 2016 – mid May, 2016 or late August, 2016 – early November 2016 with a 7 day minimum stay for Sunday through Thursday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and by December 28th

  • 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:

  • The best way is to plug your dates on Emirates and then select “My Dates is Flexible” to see pricing. Emirates does not let you enter the promo code USJET16 and have “My Dates is Flexible” at the same time. So find your dates first using “My Dates is Flexible” first, then go through the booking process without “My Dates is Flexible” with the USJET16 promo code to book on the “Book” tab, then select “Search for flights”. You should then see the “Promotional Offers” textbox to enter the USJET16 promo code.

Fare Class:

  • X


  • JFK – DXB (Dubai) – NBO (Nairobi) – DXB – JFK



Emirates is an Alaska Air partner. Mileage earning when crediting to Alaska is as follows:

  • Flown Miles: 18,086 miles or 3.8 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,043 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 9,043 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Emirates link to book. See the above “How to Search Availability” section for finding availability with the USJET16 promo code.



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