Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

British Airways Avios Awards online cancellation


How to plan a specific trip and get the right points


What happened to LH and LX premium award space???


Recouping taxes if you fly thru LHR on award miles but don’t leave the terminal


Disappearing Lifemiles awards


Large Increases in Award Costs in Delta Skymiles


Cashing in Ultimate Rewards Points Instead of Transferring Them – Am I Missing Something?


Emirates downgraded flight


Alaska Airline Miles – British Airways First Class


ANA Mileage Club – Can’t book a ticket for my partner?


Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (4)

Emirates Routing on Alaska Award

Emirates Routing on Alaska Award

  1. Anonymous

    I am wanting to use Alaska Miles to fly leaving the US on Emirates First class. I already booked the Etihad apartment for our return on Dec. 23.

    I know with Alaska I could book JFK-DXB with a stopover at MXP.
    For instance JFK-MXP on Dec. 2, 2016 and then MXP-DXB on Dec. 14
    And I know that Alaska awards with Emirates must begin in the US.

    Can I book JFK-DXB but have my “stopover” also be an “open-jaw”?
    I want to book [B]JFK-MXP[/B] on Dec. 2 and then [B]ATH-DXB[/B] on Dec. 14.
    Is that possible?
    If not could I book the stopover and then change my second flight by calling Emirates direct?

    Just trying to save miles and not have to book each leg separately. Especially since US to Dubai costs 10,000 less than Europe.

  2. No Name

    Hello AndrewG

    From what [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] told me in the past the stopover has to be in a gateway city, for Emirates that means DXB.

    If you have managed to get a stopover in MXP I would love to know how?

  3. Anonymous

    Hi AndrewG,

    Alaska is a bit different, in that your stopover has to be in either an Alaska city, or the partner hub. So you can’t book a stopover in Milan, unfortunately. 🙁

  4. Babydoc

    Was that an award or revenue ticket for Etihad apartment December 23? Assuming award, how did you find availability this far in advance? Did you book with AA in Australia? I have not been able to find saver availability less than a week out, generally, but that’s for outbound flights from JFK. Is it easier for AUH to USA?

Sign in to help answer questions.