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Hi Ben, hope you are doing well and thanks for your great blog. I flew Emirates business from Seattle before on 777 and liked it and also flew first on A380 from sfo. I’m going on vacation but this time in October and there is availability on business class from Seattle and first on A380. I don’t care for the shower or bar but I will have a lap infant and Emirates Seattle has only bassinet in business class 3 seats in the middle which will make it an interesting trip if there is another person next to us. I’m thinking of booking business and I noticed Emirates open up first seats on Seattle flights a few days before departure. Do you recommend doing this or booking first from sfo or other A380 and wait for Seattle to open? Thanks again
Are you based in SEA or SFO? If traveling with an lap infant, I suggest picking the airport that is easiest for you to work with instead of adding a positioning flight. Are you booking a paid ticket or an award flight? If an award flight using Alaska’s miles, any changes within 60 days of departure are $125 per person and if you’re connecting in Dubai, both of your legs must have award space in order to make the change, even if you already hold a seat on the connecting leg.
I believe EK also charges lap child fees – I would look into that as well.
In addition to David’s advice you might find these posts helpful: