Update: It looks like some city pairs like are pricing out as low as $179!!!
Update: Sometimes it looks like Vayama is doing it now too? I’d search Kayak.com and just pick the cheapest purveyor of Emirates tickets for your chosen itinerary.
It looks like Expedia is forgetting to add fuel surcharge on Emirates flights. I started to write this about a Washington, DC to Mauritius flight, but it looks like tons of other destinations are also in play… everything from Seychelles to Hong Kong, to everywhere!!!!
Right now, you can book Washington, DC to Mauritius for $627 round trip via Expedia (sample dates that work for me are Nov 13 to 21).
Interestingly, it looks like it’s only available via Expedia, as the price on Emirates.com is higher.
It’s pretty clear when you look at the Expedia breakdown:
…and the breakdown of what the fare is supposed to look like, that Expedia is dumping the fuel surcharge by mistake (the “YQ” line item).
This flight would be mileage-run worthy if you could find a program to credit your miles that earns 100% mileage on a “L” class economy fare with Emirates. Alaska earns only 50% which would make this more than 8 cents per mile.
If you want to book this, I’d get on it ASAP! These types of fares don’t last long!