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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Emirates Business Class Space from Newark to Athens for 87K Points

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There’s nothing like flying on Emirates to start and end an adventure, and the airline just released award space to Athens, Greece, when you redeem points. Better yet, there’s inventory for both economy and business class — here’s how to book.

Award Deal — Details

Award availability can quickly disappear, so if this fits your travel itinerary, be sure to book sooner rather than later. And even if you’re not based in New Jersey (or the greater New York City area), it may be worth taking a positioning flight to Newark to take advantage of this deal.

  • Class: Economy and business
  • Route: Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH)
  • Cost: 38,750 points + $54.00 in taxes and fees for economy or 87,000 points + $106.00 in taxes and fees for business
  • Travel Dates: August 2024 to March 2025
  • Award Seats: Up to 9 passengers per route in economy; up to 3 passengers per route in business

How To Book

Emirates flies this fifth-freedom route between Newark (EWR) and Athens (EWR). There’s plenty of availability through the 9-month span, so be sure to play around with the dates to find the best itinerary and pricing for you.

Emirates A380 at New York JFK
Image Credit: Daniel Ross

At the lowest, Emirates is charging 38,750 miles for a one-way economy ticket with modest taxes & fees at $54 per person.

And, you can transfer several different credit card rewards points and miles directly to Emirates, including American Express Membership Rewards, Capital One Miles, and Citi ThankYou Points at a 1:1 ratio.

Emirates Award Search
image Credit: Emirates

For the famous Emirates business class, you will be looking to spend 87,000 points + $106 in taxes and fees for a one-way ticket per person.

Hot Tip:

Transferrable credit card rewards for large credit card issuers are arguably the most valuable rewards to earn. These rewards, including Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards, give travelers the ability to transfer points directly to their needed loyalty programs for their next travel booking.

Final Thoughts

You’ll want to take advantage of this great deal before award availability disappears. Emirates is one of the best airlines to fly in the world, and this fifth-freedom route is one of the best ways to get to Europe with points and miles in business class.

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About Brett Holzhauer

Brett is a personal finance and travel junkie. Based out of Fort Lauderdale, he’s had over 100 credit cards and earned millions of credit card rewards. He learned the tricks of the trade from his mom, and has taken many steps forward. He wasn’t exposed to much travel as a kid, but now has a goal of reaching 100 countries in his life. In 2019, he sold all of his possessions to become a digital nomad, and he says it was one of the best decisions he ever made. He plans to do it again at some point in his life.


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