Alaska Mileage Plan Double Miles And Discount For Emirates Flights

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.

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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.

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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.

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It drops the fare from $30,314 to $27,282. With savings like that I’ll take five, please! šŸ˜‰

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Bottom line

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)

Comments

  1. Would the return portion of a trip I’m currently on qualify for this promotion? Departure date was April 20th.

  2. Hey Lucky,

    I just got an email from Bing Rewards about transfers to airline partners (American Airlines AAdvantageĀ®, Frontier Airlines EarlyReturnsĀ®, Hawaiian AirlinesĀ® HawaiianMilesĀ®, Icelandair Saga Club, IHGĀ® Rewards Club, LifeMiles, US AirwaysĀ® Dividend MilesĀ® and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club). It’s not that lucrative, but it looks like a good way to keep accounts active.

    A conga line of referral links should get us at least one set of miles (100) to transfer over. Here’s my link (if you’ll let me post it here):
    http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards?PUBL=REFERAFRIEND&CREA=RAW&rrid=_6033bba1-5499-9729-c641-044785236dd0

    D

  3. Thanks for the Hat Tip Lucky, are you going to jump on this offer?

    Did you see where it said “Alaskan Airways” on the booking screen when you went through the Alaska Airlines/Emirates offer?

  4. I agree with you. We are using points for FC LAX-DXB-JNB Looking forward to flying their AB 380. have flown AF 380

    Intend to also fly as a paying passenger. Good catch AS!

  5. @ Grant — Yep, very funny it says “Alaskan Airlines.” And no, won’t jump on this since I’d rather redeem miles for Emirates first class than book a paid ticket with them!

  6. The Alaska website says, “Economy Cabin:Ā Earn actual flight miles* flown in Y, E, R, or W classes of service. Earn 50% of actual flight miles* flown in M, B, U, K, Q, L, T, V, X, or H classes of service.”. So, if I fly 10,000 miles in H class with this double miles offer, how many EQM and RM will I earn?

  7. @Lucky. Gotch, so flying 10,000 miles would be 5,000 EQM and 10,000 RDM. Is that right? So as an MVPG I would earn 10,000 EQM and 15,000 RDM. I think that that a correct?

  8. That’s a pretty steep price for a FC fare especially since it’s not an A380 suite. If you flew out of Houston, it’d be ~$23.6K. Way more acceptable šŸ˜›

  9. So here’s the question now, how do you find out what fare class you are looking at before you book your ticket on Emirates.com? If there’s a 50% or 0% of mileage, I want to find out before I book my ticket.

  10. If I am both Skywards and Mileage Plan member, do I earn double miles on Alaska’s MP and also regular miles on skywards?

    How does my Alaska MP membership number get linked to Emirates booking if I am already providing my Skyward number to the reservation?

  11. So, if I have MVP status do I also get the 50% bonus for actual miles flown on Emirates? And then add on the doubles miles bonus, etc?

  12. @ Dan — Yes, you get whatever the earnings rate are, and then the 100% MVP Gold bonus would apply based on that.

  13. I just reached 90k Alaska Miles and I’m looking for a first class A380 flight to Dubai. A month ago there was 6 days in October and November from lax. now there is only one day till next April open and its from DFW. (post October first when they add the A380 to that route) Any idea if emirates is limiting that availability?

  14. Hey Lucky see a great deal to KWI on EK thanks to the TFD. I’m think registered for this promo but can’t tell. Any idea how to look up if you have?

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