As far as I’m concerned, one of Alaska’s most valuable partners is Emirates. It’s possible to redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles for travel on Emirates since early 2013, which I do consider to be one of the best uses of Alaska miles.
But if you’re actually paying to fly Emirates, Alaska Mileage Plan is also one of the better programs to credit those miles to. And that just got even more lucrative, as Alaska is offering double Mileage Plan miles and a discount for flying Emirates.
Earn double Alaska Mileage Plan miles for Emirates flights
Alaska is offering double redeemable Mileage Plan miles for flights on Emirates between Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Dubai. Furthermore, they’re offering double miles on onward connecting flights on Emirates out of Dubai.
In order to qualify:
- Book a qualifying flight on Emirates for travel between April 21 and November 30, 2014
- Register both prior to June 15, 2014, and prior to traveling
Bonus miles should post to your Mileage Plan account 4-6 weeks after travel is completed.
5-10% discount for Emirates flights booked with Alaska promotion code
In addition to earning double Mileage Plan miles, use promotion code USALK14 when buying your ticket at emirates.com/as for additional savings:
- Save 10% on first and business class fares
- Save 5% on economy class fares
This is valid between Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington D.C. and Dubai, plus onward connecting flights from Dubai. The dates for the discount are the same as for the double miles promotion — you have to book by June 15 for travel through November 30, 2014.
When you go to emirates.com/as the promotion code is auto-filled, so should show up automatically.
And the discount does work as advertised. For example, pulling up first class fares between Seattle and Dubai roundtrip, you save $3,032 using this promotion code.
It drops the fare from $30,314 to $27,282. With savings like that I’ll take five, please! 😉
If you have a ticket to book on Emirates this is quite a promo, in my opinion. Between the double Mileage Plan miles and potential discounts, it could make a lot of sense, especially since Emirates does have some pretty competitive premium cabin fares in some markets (clearly not the Seattle to Dubai market, though).
(Tip of the hat to Travel with Grant)