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Dashain Fare to Nepal…Starting from $813 (fm JFK)

 

For limited time Cathay Pacific Airways is offering unbelievably low fare  to Nepal…

Seize the opportunity before it’s too late…!!!

 

Round trip from NEW YORK : $813 (including taxes)

Round trip from SAN FRANCISCO: $963 (including taxes)

Round trip from LOS ANGELES: $963 (including taxes)

 

Notes:

– Fare is subject to availability at the time of booking

– Weekend surcharge applies

 

Contact us @ 510 223-5307, 1-800-223-1813 for details on itinerary, availability, child fare etc.

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Complimentary Meal in Dubai Airport!!!

 

Emirates Airlines is pleased to offer a complimentary meal during your layover of more than 4 hours in Dubai. We offer a wide range of delicious selections/restaurants for customers to choice from.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Complimentary meal vouchers issued to transit passengers listed below are the requirements:

  • Customer traveling on EK/QF flight and connecting to another EK/QF flight VV with minimum of 4 hours transit in Dubai based on ETA-ETD is eligible for transit meal voucher provided with EK ticketed (176).
  • Must be in transit in DXB of more than 4 hours based on STA.
  • Transit passengers that exited from the airport are not eligible anymore.
  • Standby and rebate tickets are not eligible.
  • Each passenger is entitled to only 1 meal voucher regardless of the transit time (as long as it is more than 4hrs in transit).
  • Infant passengers are not entitled.
  • Passengers with hotel vouchers (HOTAC) are not eligible for meal voucher.
  • Passenger must not be a member of Emirates Skyward Gold, Silver, and Platinum programs (These passengers should be directed to the Emirates lounges based on tier and class of travel).

Voucher Collection:
Passengers can claim these meal vouchers at the following locations:

Concourse A
1.       Transfer desk central
2.       Any EK information counters at departure level

Concourse B
1.       Transfer desk H2 departure level.
2.       Transfer desk counter G, J (22:00-10:00 daily)

 

Below is a list of participating restaurants:

 

RESTAURANT           MEAL CHOICE                                                        LOCATION

The Mezzanine    >>> Buffet                                                                    >>> Concourse A near gate A2

COSI                       >>> Pizza, sandwich or salad and beverage       >>> Concourse B near gate B8

Ocean Basket      >>> Choice of seafood entrée and beverage         >>> Concourse B near gate B28

Taste Of India    >>> Choice of combo meal and two beverage     >>>Concourse C food court between gates C13 & C15

Thai Express      >>> Starter, choice of hot entrée and beverage   >>> Concourse C food court between gates C13 &  C15

McDonald’s        >>> Burger, fries, dessert and beverage                >>> Concourse B near gate B28 and Concourse C food court between gates C13 &  C15

 

Note: This message is current as of July 2015.

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US PRE-CLEARANCE ON ETIHAD AIRWAYS

ALL U.S. DESTINATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM U.S. PRE-CLEARANCE FACILITY

From 15 January 2015, all Etihad Airways customers flying to any of our U.S. destinations – Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. – will have access to Abu Dhabi International Airport’s United States Pre-clearance facility located at Terminal 3.

This facility enables passengers flying Etihad Airways to pre-clear the U.S. Customs and Border Protection formalities before boarding their flights in Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival in the U.S., passengers will be treated as though they are domestic arrivals. Shorter connection times are possible for onward flights in the U.S., with your luggage arriving to the final destination.

And with the addition of Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks, U.S., Canadian and eligible Visa Waiver Program international travelers can experience even shorter wait times and faster processing when passing through Abu Dhabi International Airport.

As the first facility of its kind in the region, passengers flying to all our U.S. destinations can now look forward to more of our award-winning hospitality, and worry less about long lines.

 

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at Abu Dhabi Airport

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi Airport is a purpose-built facility that allows U.S. bound passengers to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi prior to departure.

Abu Dhabi Airport is one of only a handful of airports outside North America that offer the CBP facility. Having cleared CBP, guests can check-through their baggage to their final destination in the United States. On reaching the U.S., guests will be treated as domestic arrivals, which allows for faster processing at their arrival airport.

Etihad Airways operates flights to the following destinations in the U.S. – New York (EY101 only), Chicago (EY151), Washington (EY131), Los Angeles (EY171), and Dallas (EY161). Guests flying to above destinations in the U.S. will use the CBP facility at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Please note: Starting from the 15th of January 2015, this service will be available for the Etihad Airways flight numbers EY103 to New York (JFK) and EY183 to San Francisco (SFO).

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Machine Readable Passport Deadline: Nov 24, 2015

This is an important notice to all Nepalese citizens who are holding non-Machine Readable passport.

According to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) provisions, all handwritten passports will be invalid from November 24, 2015. Therefore, Nepalese citizens holding handwritten passport are requested to apply for the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) anytime soon before the deadline. Please be informed that all handwritten passports are not valid for travel effective from 24 November 2015  irrespective of the date of expiry mentioned in the passport.

Embassy Of Nepal collects the applications and dispatches them in a group to the Department of Passport, Narayanhity, Kathmandu for further processing. Normally, it takes three months to receive the passports form Kathmandu. Please be informed that once your MRP is received by the Embassy, it will be dispatched/distributed to you after completing the official procedure.

Applicants, residing in Tri States(New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) are requested to contact the Consulate General of Nepal, New York in the  following address: 820 Second Avenue, Suite 17B New York, NY 10017 USA, Tel: 212 370 3988/370 3989/ 370 3732, Fax: 212 953 2038, E-mail: newyork@mofa.gov.np

For detailed information please click here.

Should you need further information, please write to at:info@nepalembassyusa.org or call at 202-667-4550/51/52 during office hours.

 

Etihad Airways now flies San Francisco to Kathmandu daily…

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Etihad Airways started its daily non-stop service between San Francisco to Abu Dhabi  since last November and with that we have now one more flight carrier connecting San Francisco to Kathmandu.

As of today (Dec 11, 2014) their low season airfare is approximately $1,170 inclusive of taxes, which is lowest possible airfare we can offer right now. In order to secure your seat please contact us now (seats are subject to availability).

Just to give you an idea see below a couple of sample itineraries:

Sample flight itinerary 1:

1*EY 182 10JAN  SFO-AUH  8:30PM 12:40PM#1/O $ J01 E (1.20hrs layover at Abu Dhabi)
2 EY 292  11JAN AUH-KTM  2:00PM 7:50PM/X $ J01 E
3 EY 293  10FEB KTM-AUH  8:40PM 12:20AM#1/O $ J02 E (1.55hrs layover at Abu Dhabi)
4*EY 183 11FEB AUH-SFO  2:15AM  6:30AM/X $ J02 E

Sample flight itinerary 2:

1*EY 182  10JAN SFO-AUH 8:30AM 1240PM#1/O $ J04 E (1.20hrs layover at Abu Dhabi)
2 EY 292  11JAN AUH-KTM 2:00PM  7:50PM/X $ J04 E
3 EY 291 10FEB KTM-AUH  4:40PM  8:20PM/O $ J05 E (7.55hrs layover at Abu Dhabi)
4*EY 183 11FEB AUH-SFO 2:15AM  6:30AM/X $ J05 E

 

Emirates to Increase its Services to New York JFK

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies has announced it is to launch a fourth daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on March 8th, 2015.

EK 208 will depart at 4:30 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 1:15 p.m. the following day.
EK 207 will depart Dubai at 2:50 p.m. and arrive in JFK at 8:35 p.m.
All times are local timings.

This 4th daily service will be operated with an Airbus A380 aircraft and is therefore the 3rd daily A380 operation from / to Dubai (the 4th daily flight is operated with A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and operates from JFK via Milan MXP to Dubai)

The Airbus A380 is featuring 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 Business Class lie-flat beds and 399 Economy Class seats on the main deck. Its upper deck features Emirates’ iconic On-Board lounge for premium passengers and two unique Shower Spas for First Class passengers. All passengers on-board can enjoy access to up to 1,800 channels of films, TV shows, music and games through ice, the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system. Please find here a link to experience the Airbus A380 service:
http://www.emirates.com/us/english/flying/our_fleet/emirates_a380/emirates_a380.aspx

This new service will allow passengers the convenience of an afternoon departure from both Dubai and New York, to complement the existing morning and evening departures of our existing three services.  Passengers from New York will be able to enjoy convenient connections on to destinations such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, India and many cities on Emirates’ Middle East network with connection times under four hours.

Thanks to Emirates’ code-share agreement with JetBlue (B6) the new fourth daily service will allow particularly good connectivity with B6 flights to upstate New York – including Buffalo and Rochester and Syracuse, Puerto Rico, New England and Bermuda.

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