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TALKING POINT | This coming weekend sees the fourth anniversary of the alliance between Qantas and Emirates alliance, which formally launched on April 1, 2013.
The days of the familiar Singapore stopover en route to London are long gone, replaced by Dubai – but with that came access to the wider Emirates network, with scores of European destinations (including a half-dozen in the UK alone) just one flight away from Emirates' hub.
It seems that even the most rusted-on Red Roo flyers have become accustomed to Dubai, to the Emirates brand and its inflight experience.
Certainly, many now choose Emirates' Airbus A380s for quick trans-Tasman trips – it's the best business class across the pond, with the bonus of access to the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney or Melbourne and the option of a brief but indulgent spell in Emirates' first class suites.
But has the promise of travelling with Qantas to Dubai and then changing to an Emirates flight to a European or UK destination borne fruit?
Have you increased your flying on Emirates, perhaps at the expense of Qantas?
Are you finding the perks of Qantas Platinum or Gold come in handy at Dubai and other airports, as well as inflight on Emirates – and are there any wrinkles which, four years on, still need to be ironed out?
Today we're asking Australian Business Traveller readers for their take on the Qantas-Emirates alliance, how you've come to regard the hookup and how it's changed your travel habits.