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Emirates Routing on Alaska Award
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.
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?
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. 🙁
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?