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Consolidated Emirates (EK) Awards Availability/Booking/Routing (2016 and Later)

Consolidated Emirates (EK) Awards Availability/Booking/Routing (2016 and Later)

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For awards booked under the old award structure, AS is allowing one change to the booking without a fee.

From Alaska Air Q&A on changes to Emirates redemptions:

What if I want to make changes to my existing award?

All changes made online will be ticketed at the new award level. Members who have existing award reservations can contact our Customer Care team for a one-time award change without spending more miles.


Online Changes
Changes can be made online on AlaskaAir.com. DO NOT make any online changes if you have a pre devaluation award as it could result in the new points level being charged.

Emirates award guide using Alaska Airlines miles

Routing Rules:

All trips must start or end in North America.
One open jaw and one stopover allowed on each one-way award.
No fees for changes/cancellations prior to 60 days from departure.
Only AS and EK can be used for the award.

North American Gateway Cities:

West Coast
Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles

Central
Chicago
Dallas
Houston

East Coast
Boston
New York (JFK, EWR)
Washington DC (IAD)
Fort Lauderdale
Orlando

Canada
Toronto

Mexico
Mexico City (via Barcelona)

Award Chart Links*:

Middle East & Africa

Asia
Note: EK flies DXB-HKG-BKK but otherwise it is DXB-final stop

Europe
Note: EK flies JFK-MXP-DXB and EWR-ATH-DXB but otherwise routing will be via DXB

*If region is not listed on chart it's not available.

Perks

Chauffeur Drive NOT Available
Car service is not available for all Business Class and First Class passengers on Alaska Airlines ticketed award tickets on Emirates flights (as of Jan 2015). The chauffeur will not confirm if you use the EK website for this, though the website makes it look you can make a reservation.

Lounges
Access is available for all passengers traveling in Business and First Class. Not all cities have lounges and many may be operated by a Partner. There have been some reports of people having an issue accessing the Dubai lounges as the tickets may appear in their system as non-revenue employee travel. This is not as much of a problem as it used to be but in case it comes up please advise the lounge attendant that you are on an Alaska Airlines award.

Dubai Connect

AS Awards on EK do not qualify for Dubai Connect, which is the service that offers the free hotel.

Tricks to find Transoceanic availability

Instead of performing a blanket, i.e. SEA-DXB search, perform: SEA-MED.
Madinah is a destination that is only served by EK. Consequently, if there is availability, only EK will show up in the calendar results.



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Old Jun 15, 20, 7:19 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: British Columbia
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Originally Posted by coffee18 View Post
I'm pretty sure you're right as to why it errors out on the website. I guess I'll have to call in to see if the rules allow for such a routing.

EDIT: The SIN-MEL leg is not the same flight number as any of the DXB-SIN legs.
The routing should be fine. Please let us know if you are successful. I anticipate the absence of an EK SIN-MEL award will be the killer.

You can fly DXB-JFK/EWR via MXP/ATH with a layover but not a stopover, at least online. Again, The middle East to Europe is not a valid EK award in MP.

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Old Aug 13, 20, 9:29 am
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Well, some fresh news that I welcome. President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel: https://apnews.com/abcb0ed9a84e2d3da7d87c28641ccc21

A joint statement from the U.S., the UAE and Israel was issued immediately after Trump’s tweet. It said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.


Would love to have the option (if both remain partners) to fly US-DXB-TLV/ETM or vise versa. Hopefully now AS doesn't drop LY or EK, not that I believe LY will get rights to fly to DXB (not sure how they would avoid most of the airspace between the two countries, unless EK gets rights over Saudi airspace) or have a sustainable business model for the foreseeable future.
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