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SYD>DXB>SEA>ANC on Emirates/Alaska: Is this possible?
I’ll be in Australia and will need to get from Sydney to Anchorage. I’m thinking of the following routing on Emirates and Alaska Airlines: Sydney to Dubai to Seattle to Anchorage. I have enough Alaska Mileage Plan miles for this, but don’t have any miles in any other frequent flyer plan. I’ve looked at the Alaska Airlines award charts and even though Emirates flies between Sydney and Dubai, it seems like it’s not possible to get from Australia to the Middle East on an award ticket. I’m just wondering if I’m reading the award charts correctly. If I am, then it seems l’d have to fly from Sydney to Dubai on a non-award ticket, then get an award ticket for the Dubai to Seattle to Anchorage flights. Am I correct in this assumption?
@akguy you’re correct in that Alaska doesn’t allow you to fly Emirates between Australia and North America. You can fly Qantas though but if you really want to fly on Emirates, you’d have to book a paid ticket to Dubai or book a separate award on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong – which Alaska allows.