We are flying to Rome in first on Emirates via Dubai, laying over for a couple of days in Dubai on the way. Coming home, all we can find are BA flights through London, which get crazy expensive even on award tickets, or Air France through Paris. I tried Amsterdam on KLM. Any other ideas? I haven't bee able to find an Emirates award flight for the return unless we take the train up to Milan which I really don't feel like doing again right now. We took the train from Milan to Florence, and then on to Livorno and down the coast to Civitavecchia in October and it was fun, but I don't want to do it again right now.