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Emirates US to UK via dubai

Emirates US to UK via dubai

  1. Simon Uk

    Hi guys, id like to book an emirates rewards from US to the UK (via Dubai), how exactly do i search this on Alaska? i live in UK so would probably just book a standard ticket from UK to US but want to experience emirates first class on A380

  2. David W

    Use the Alaska award search tool’s multi city feature. Under departing flight, you want to enter LON to DXB and enter the date you wish to travel. Then, enter DXB to JFK on the connecting flight area and enter the date you wish to travel. You can leave the return legs blank if do do not want to book a return yet.

    You can change LON/JFK to a different airport if that is not where your travel will originate/terminate. Just keep in mind that Alaska does not allow mixing carriers on an award so you must choose destinations served by Emirates, and in your case, the EK A380.

  3. Simon Uk

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 14985, member: 29″]Use the Alaska award search tool’s multi city feature. Under departing flight, you want to enter LON to DXB and enter the date you wish to travel. Then, enter DXB to JFK on the connecting flight area and enter the date you wish to travel. You can leave the return legs blank if do do not want to book a return yet.

    You can change LON/JFK to a different airport if that is not where your travel will originate/terminate. Just keep in mind that Alaska does not allow mixing carriers on an award so you must choose destinations served by Emirates, and in your case, the EK A380.[/QUOTE]
    Perfect Thanks David, think I’ve got the search right now.

    With regards to earning Alaskan points here in the UK, does anyone know if i can open a CHASE card and get the welcome bonus here or is it a US only card?

    Thanks
    Simon

  4. David W

    I’m not sure that Chase has a presence in the UK for consumers and cards that are discussed here are US versions of the card. You would need a US social security number or business tax ID number to be able to apply for the Chase cards.

    However, Chase UR points cant be transferred to Alaska Airlines, only the from the AMEX SPG(which there is a UK version). Alaska’s own credit cards are only available to people in the US or Canada.

    You should be able to register for the AS Mileage Plan program and credit flights to them, assuming you fly on any of their partners, found here: [URL]https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/partners/partner-overview.aspx?lid=nav:mileage-partners&INT-_AS_NAV_-prodID:MPPartners[/URL]

  5. MidSouthSkier

    You can also buy Alaskan miles, of course. They are currently having a sale but your account must be open for 10 days before you can purchase miles.

  6. Simon Uk

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 15016, member: 184″]You can also buy Alaskan miles, of course. They are currently having a sale but your account must be open for 10 days before you can purchase miles.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for that MisSouth Skier, I’ve just been looking at the following itinerary as an example ( hope you can see the attached example?)

    Basically for me and my wife we need 200,000 alaskan miles plus $577.72 in taxes.

    So with the current sale on correct me if I’m wrong but that for me to buy is
    60,000+(24,0000 bonus)= $1773.75
    60,000+(24,000 bonus)= $1773.75
    25,000+(7,5000 bonus)= $739

    Total for buying the miles and taxes on the booking would be $4864. Does that look right to you guys?

    would love a way to be able to get some Alaskan miles without buying all of the above mind.

  7. Gaurav

    The only realistic options are the SPG card in the UK which will come with a 10k bonus after spending 1k GBP in 3 months and buying miles. It’s not cheap but when you compare the cost to buying a tickets it’s quite a difference.

  8. Simon Uk

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 15021, member: 79″]The only realistic options are the SPG card in the UK which will come with a 10k bonus after spending 1k GBP in a month and buying miles. It’s not cheap but when you compare the cost to buying a tickets it’s quite a difference.[/QUOTE]
    and i can transfer the points from my SPG account to Alaskan right?

  9. David W

    [USER=1713]@Simon Uk[/USER] that total looks right and would put you just over what you need for the flights.

    Personally, purchasing 60k miles three times (and getting the 24k bonus each time) is a better idea so that the overall cost per point is as low as possible and there would be a balance leftover for future use. It’s not a small amount of money so it’s understandable if you only purchase what you need.

    SPG points do transfer to Alaska. Do keep in mind that for a regular member i believe the minimum transfer quantity is 2500 points but the best value is transferring in increments of 20k star points since there is a 5k bonus on transfers for every 20k points transferred

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