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Friend transferring Alaska air miles…will I get emirates business lounge access?

Friend transferring Alaska air miles…will I get emirates business lounge access?

  1. Newbietomiles

    Hi,

    I recently signed up for a Alaska air miles account as my friend will be transferring 200k miles over to me so that I can get 2 Award travel Emirates business class tickets from Singapore to Los Angeles using his miles. I’ll purchase whatever outstanding miles I need to cover for shortfall. Since we are transiting in Dubai for 8 hours, will my mom who is traveling with me and myself get entry into the Dubai emirates business class lounge?

    I’ve done some research and read about how they are picky to who they allow entry into the business class lounge. I am afraid that both of us might not get entry even though we hold the business class ticket!

    Does anyone has any advice on what I can do to get access to business lounge in Dubai?
    The worst case scenario is that I can pick a shorter transit time at Dubai if I can’t get into lounge.

    Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks for your time!

  2. David W

    AA miles cant be used for Emirates – did you mean Etihad? Or if you’re definitely traveling on Emirates, did you mean AS miles?

    You have to pay for miles transfers though. It might be better to have your friend buy the extra miles you need then issue tickets from their account with you as the traveler. If you and your mom each hold a J ticket, they should grant you lounge access.

  3. Gaurav

    Second what [USER=29]@David W[/USER] says. Don’t waste money transferring miles. Pay him/her to buy the miles needed and book the tickets directly from their account. And I have never had a problem traveling on Etihad J tickets booked with AA miles in accessing the lounge.

  4. Newbietomiles

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 20241, member: 29″]AA miles cant be used for Emirates – did you mean Etihad? Or if you’re definitely traveling on Emirates, did you mean AS miles?

    You have to pay for miles transfers though. It might be better to have your friend buy the extra miles you need then issue tickets from their account with you as the traveler. If you and your mom each hold a J ticket, they should grant you lounge access.[/QUOTE]

    My apologies! I’m bad with acronyms! I got the Alaska air miles so I can do award travel on Emirates. Hope that clarifies.

  5. David W

    Aside from the fact that AS charges a RIDICULOUS amount of miles for EK travel, lounge access shouldnt be a problem if you each have a J ticket departing DXB on EK. But definitely dont transfer the miles into your own account. Do everything out of your friend’s account and save the money on transferring the miles.

  6. Newbietomiles

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 20246, member: 29″]Aside from the fact that AS charges a RIDICULOUS amount of miles for EK travel, lounge access shouldnt be a problem if you each have a J ticket departing DXB on EK. But definitely dont transfer the miles into your own account. Do everything out of your friend’s account and save the money on transferring the miles.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks David for the advice. It does make sense!

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