Alaska Airways Partnership With Emirates Will Finish July 31, 2021

by Steve CaseFinal up to date

From an electronic mail that I simply acquired from Alaska Airways:

“Our partnership with Emirates will finish July 31, 2021.

Our partnership with Emirates will finish on July 31, 2021. Mileage Plan members can proceed to earn and redeem* miles on oneworld® member airways and our World Companions to greater than 1,000 locations on 20+ airways worldwide. For journey to India, the Center East or Africa, friends can fly Qatar Airways in unparalleled consolation with their revolutionary Qsuite, probably the most non-public Enterprise Class within the sky.”

The First Signal: No Emirates First Class Award Tickets

The primary signal of a change within the relationship was the lack to guide firstclass award tickets on Emirates.  Bookings continued to be out there in enterprise and economic system courses.  Right here is the up to date standing of award bookings on Emirates utilizing Alaska Airways miles:

Award journey on Emirates

Award redemptions on Emirates can be found by July 31, 2021. For future journey, modifications made to a booked award on Emirates on or after August 1, 2021, would require cancellation of the award and re-booking on a special Alaska Airways companion.

The Finish Of Incomes Miles On Emirates

The chart under reveals the way forward for crediting Emirates miles to the Alaska Airways Mileage Plan:

Entry To The Emirates Enterprise Class Lounge

Via July 31, 2021, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K members flying on Emirates on a paid ticket, irrespective of the category, will obtain lounge entry on the Emirates Enterprise Class flagship lounge in Dubai Worldwide Airport (DXB).

The Handwriting Was On The Wall

Earlier than becoming a member of the Oneworld alliance, Alaska Airways was the “non-alliance” alliance airline.  The airline had a singular partnership with carriers that have been both within the Oneworld alliance or impartial carriers.  With the becoming a member of of Oneworld, Alaska Airways now has a brand new middle-east companion in Qatar.  I knew it was only a matter of time earlier than the connection with Emirates would finish.

My spouse and I booked firstclass award tickets from Zurich to Dubai to San Francisco for the tip of the month.  Will probably be a bittersweet flight as we might be flying the reconfigured Emirates Boeing 777-300 firstclass suites.

Will the breakup of Emirates and Alaska Airways have an effect on you?  If that’s the case, please share within the feedback part.

About Steve Case

Steve is a life-long avgeek and a factors and miles participant. The picture is from my first premium, worldwide award flight in 2012. That’s all it took, I used to be hooked. I used my airline mile and resort factors to journey nicely and low cost. I’m really an “out-of-the-box” traveler which has enriched my journey experiences.

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