We booked our tickets relatively late, and as such, didn't have much luck finding reasonable fares online. We ended up using a discount Asian travel agent/consolidator called Dada Tours, based in Los Angeles. The San Francisco to Dubai route is often used by Pakastanis trying to get home. The travel agent beat any price I was able to get online by $500, and the tickets were delivered to our door exactly as promised. We flew Virgin Atlantic to London (excellent flight, great in flight entertainment with over 50 movies on demand (i.e. That can be paused)). Emirates Airline took us the rest of the way to Dubai, although we didn't finally reach Dubai until 1:30 AM, an hour later than expected .
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