The city of Athens observed from Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece
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Emirates kicked off a serious Memorial Day flight sale on Thursday, with discounts on trips to Greece and Italy.

From 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 25 until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, travelers can find deals on flights from all of the U.S. cities the airline serves.

Flights to Milan, Italy, and Athens, Greece, are both available for $599 round-trip. Travelers will also find $799 round-trip flights to Dubai, $859 round-trip flights to Hyderabad, India, and $969 round-trip flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.

While not exactly pocket change, these are low fares for such far-flung destinations — and Emirates is consistently honored as one of the best airlines in the world.

Emirates’ business class fares are also on sale, with round-trip tickets starting at $2,829 round-trip to Athens and $2,929 round-trip to Milan. But one of the real highlights is Emirates’ $3,689 business class fare to Johannesburg, which is a solid 15-hour flight from New York City.