Welcome to our Emirates student discount guide. This award winning airline is one of the best connected in the world and can jet students at competitive flight prices.
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London – Bangkok from £409
London – Singapore from £429
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Emirates now fly to hundreds of destinations worldwide and is the perfect choice if you’re heading out for a summer holiday or gap year.
There is a contents box below so if there is a specific section that interests you then click on it an you’ll smoothly scroll to that section.
There’s lots of different results when you try to look for student discounts and there are lots of different cards offering different reductions with different brands.
Never fear though, the mighty Squirrel is here to explain all.
1. Is there a Emirates Student Discount?
Unfortunately there is is no Emirates student discount. But don’t worry, we’ve found some cracking ways that students can get cheap flights.
The first thing you can do is check out our savings section in this guide. We update this regularly and have the latest Emirates Airlines cheap flight sales, promo codes and offers.
Also, did you know there is a special flights offer page on emirates.com? This lists the current deals so check it out.
There is tons more advice on how to save though, so keep on reading!
2. The Emirates Best Price Guarantee
Did you know that Emirates has a scheme that will guarantee students ‘best online fares only at emirates.com’ when you see the symbol.
This means that if you see an online flight fare for more than £10 cheaper, Emirates will refund the difference.
The Student Squirrel loves the peace of mind this gives you.
2. Is there a Emirates NUS, Unidays or Student Beans discount?
NUS, Unidays, Student Beans; these are the 3 big student discount schemes in the UK. We get asked a lot whether there is a Emirates student discount through these schemes.
So while you’ve been revising (or down the union pub, ahem) the Squirrel has been doing the hard graft and researching. And the results are in.
Emirates NUS Discount?
There is no NUS Emirates scheme at the moment for students to save. This includes not being included in the NUS Extra card scheme.
Usually this would be listed on the nus.org but there is no entry there.
Emirates & Unidays?
At this time of writing (July 2018) there is no tie in with Unidays.
Not to worry though, check out our savings section to see the latest ways that you can save and any available promo codes.
Are there EmiratesStudent Beans Discounts?
Nope, there is no association between Student Beans and Emirates.
Usually you would be able to get a unique student discount code to use at the online check-out but there is none.
Make sure though that you do check out the offers page though as all the deals should be located there.
The savings don’t stop there though students. Read on to get some more excellent savings tips!
4. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts
So unfortunately there isn’t a Emirates student discount NUS code, but there are short term promo codes that this fantastic card maker releases every so often. Take a look at our savings section which will list them all there.
The great thing about the voucher codes is that you don’t need NUS id to prove your student status. They are available to all. You just shop on the site and when you come to the online checkout, just pop in the discount code and you’ll receive your special saving.
Easy peasy, just the way we like it here at Squirrel Towers.
Previous promo codes have included:
- Discounts of student flights
- Cheap flights
4. Emirates Sales Diary & Alerts
As there are no student discounts, the biggest savings that students can make is when there is a big Emirates sale on. We keep our squirrel eyes open so any sales will be in our fabulous savings section. Take a look and see how much you can save.
The biggest sales happen around the same time each year. Check the dates below as if one if coming up it might be best to hold on.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Emirates joined in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. There were some great offers such as Dubai for £329, Bangkok for £469 and Perth from £589.
No NUS id required and it all ends on 28th November.
Boxing Day & January Sales
There are not a big flights sale around the Christmas Day and Boxing Day sales like the retailers have, but booking cheap student flights around this time of year is possible.
Take a look out at the offers page for the latest deals.
5. Airline Overview & Student Flights
It’s said that rather than upgrade your seat, you should upgrade your airline – and Emirates is the perfect airline for the job! A subsidiary of the Emirates Group, the airline is wholly owned by the government of Dubai and operates primarily out of Dubai International Airport. It is well-reputed as a premium airline offering fantastic service in the skies. Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, dedicated for use by Emirates, is the second largest building in the world by floor space.
The biggest airline in the Middle East, and the world’s fourth largest overall, Emirates operates 3,600 flights a week and has more Boeing 777 planes than any other airline; boasting 130 of them in their fleet. Emirates flights travel to 141 cities in 81 countries across six continents, so wherever it is you want to globe-trot to, you’re bound to find it on an Emirates route!
Emirates brilliant service is a result of the business’ diversification into so many of its own suppliers, allowing them complete control over the experience their customers receive. This includes owning and offering their own airport customer services, engineering, catering and tour operator operations. All subsidiaries offer employees profit-share to motivate staff, and the company hires over 40,000 staff who as a result are entirely bought into the company’s ethos and objectives.
In the UK, Emirates flies from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted and London Manchester. Many of these airports have specific airport lounges dedicated for Emirates customers, where you can grab a drink and snack before you board.
Even in Economy Class, you’ll find exceptional service that’s unrivalled by any other company. Wi-Fi is free, so you can post away across social media as you travel and keep in touch with those you’re leaving behind and meeting while you’re away.
There’s over 3,000 channels of entertainment for you to watch and listen to (you won’t go bored, no matter how long your flight is) and meals served are inspired by the local cuisine of your destination. You’ll have a head-start on the culture before you even arrive. Amenity kits are supplied for free to all customers and include a toothbrush and toothpaste, eye shade, socks and ear plugs, all in a reusable bag. This gives you the chance to freshen up nicely before you step off the plane, arriving fresh and looking great even if you’re feeling a little jetlagged.
What’s more, if you’re flying with children, or just don’t like them being sat around you, there’s no need to worry about travelling with Emirates. Kids are all well looked after by cabin crew and will be entertained for the whole journey – no seat-kicking or continual screaming on these flights!
Top Student Buy: Fly London Stansted to Dubai – from £319 Economy Class
The home of the Emirates Airline, Dubai has a unique culture and landscape that’s hugely different to anywhere else in the world. The largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, this isn’t just the destination for a city break, but also ideal for a beach and lounge-around-the-pool type holiday. It’s not the cheapest place in the world for a vacation but is full of opportunity and when you shop sensibly, you’ll find it comparable to London for costs.
Top Student Buy: Fly London Stansted to Bangkok – from £429 Economy Class
Thailand is the must-go travel hotspot for students, be it in a gap year or between term times. Bangkok is the capital and makes for a great base for you to travel on further if you wish, or to experience the diverse and rich Thai culture from the city. Flying to Thailand isn’t the cheapest travel in the world but once you get there you’ll find prices considerably cheaper than those you’re used to; including beers for about £1, bus tickets for about 80p and cinema entry for £4. It’s a bargain once you’re there, so you can seriously indulge and soak up the new culture!
Top Student Buy: Fly London Gatwick to Johannesburg – from £529 Economy Class
Somehow South Africa doesn’t seem to make it to mainstream student travelling destination lists, but those who have had the wanderlust to visit will always recommend it. The largest city in the country, it isn’t actually one of South Africa’s three capital cities (that crown goes to Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein!) but is a metropolitan haven for shoppers, travellers and those looking for new experiences. Four a half million people live in Johannesburg, speaking 10 languages and coming from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and cultures – so you’ll never be at a loose end for things to see and do and people to meet.
6. Student Discount FAQs & Summary
History of the Airline
Gulf Air cut back on its services to Dubai in the 1980s amid fears that it was acting as a ‘feeder’ airline for others who then flew their customers out of the region. The Dubai Riyal Family founded the airline as a result, providing two aircraft to help ensure that their city wouldn’t be cut off from international travellers. The first flight was in October 1985 and flew from Dubai to Karachi. Within a year, routes were added to Jordan, Bangladesh, Egypt and Sri Lanka and more aeroplanes were purchased. During the first year, the airline had record-breaking growth of 30% year-on-year.
By the 90s, Emirates were making a profit of $500million per annum and partnered with other airlines to provide around-the-world services. In 2004, the airline started flying to North America and became principal sponsor of London’s Arsenal football club – and their stadium, names the Emirates Stadium.
In 2017, Emirates renewed its ‘aircraft buying spree’ and continued to eye expansion around the globe. Now headquartered in the purpose-built terminal three of Dubai International Airport, the airline has built up a reputation for flawless quality service and exotic, luxurious destinations.
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