In a move that broadens the appeal of an extra-early wake-up call, Emirates is giving its business class and first class passengers a free overnight stay at the Rydges Sydney Airport hotel when travelling on its 6am EK415 flight to Dubai.
Located directly opposite from Sydney Airport’s international terminal, passengers can use the airline’s existing complimentary chauffeur drive service to arrive at Rydges at any suitable time on the day before their flight.
Travellers can then maximise their sleep before simply crossing the road in time for check-in, being whisked through the Express Path lanes at security and passport control and enjoying breakfast in the Emirates lounge – or in the air, if they prefer.
“This particular offer has been popular with Canberra and regional NSW residents,” an Emirates spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller.
“EK415 offers passengers same-day service to key European destinations such as Dublin, Rome, Milan and London, allowing travellers to enjoy breakfast in Sydney, lunch in Dubai and dinner in Europe.”
During their hotel stay with Rydges, all members of the free-to-join GHA Discovery loyalty program receive free in-room Internet access, free bottled water and a complimentary newspaper.
Priority Guest Rewards cardholders of Rydges’ own loyalty program also enjoy a 20% discount on food and beverage when dining at the hotel, excluding room service, mini bar purchases and breakfast.
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