Emirates First & Business Redemption Options…now with Alaska Mileage Plan

by Adam

In this post all the way back in June, I discussed JAL and Korean redemption options for Emirates First and Business seats on the A380 and how Alaska Airlines was also “coming on board with redemptions in late 2012”. Well, January 1st arrived and there was still no word from Alaska regarding their Emirates redemption chart. Finally, the chart was released last week and while the award pricing is pretty good, JAL distance-based redemptions are still your best best.

Remember, you can search for award availability by signing up for Skywards on the Emirate’s website or by checking on ExpertFlyer. Travel is restricted to North America and an Emirates destination in Africa, Asia, India, or the Middle East.There must be saver award space in order to redeem on Alaska, though I just ran a few dates in February, March, and April and there is excellent availability.


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