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Using Alaskan Airlines Mile on Emirates from Australia to Europe

Using Alaskan Airlines Mile on Emirates from Australia to Europe

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,

    I’ve had a look at Alaskan’s site to determine the cost in miles for a business class seat on Emirates from Perth to LHR. It appears that this is not a valid miles redemption. Can you confirm? Pity, since Emirates has A380’s frequently (at least daily) into Perth and would appear to have a much award space (according to that which appears available using Qantas site).

    Thanks

  2. David W

    Almost all redemptions using Alaska’s MileagePlan requires travel to start or end in North America. The only exception is travel on Cathay Pacific where you can travel between Hong Kong and other parts of the world in addition to North America.

  3. MarkS

    When using the award chart finder and selecting the country “From”, the “To” list is dynamically created. In the case of Australia only Australia, Asia and North American destinations are in that list. Then you can only fly the applicable carriers applicable to your From – To selection. I booked a ticket intra Australia on Qantas for SYD-PER, but at [USER=29]@David W[/USER] mentioned the only other choice is to go to HKG on CX outside of North America. You could do
    PER-SYD: Qantas 20K
    SYD-HKG: Cathay 30K
    HKG-LON (LHR or LGW on the A350) 42.5K
    Total 92.5K, I’d take that easily, especially over Emirates business

  4. thelongroadau

    You wouldn’t even need the PER-SYD leg. CX flies PER-HKG, so long as you can find availability, which is generally no harder than SYD-HKG.

    If you insist on flying Emirates, you could use QF points, or sticking with AS, get yourself to SIN/DPS/CGK/MNL/BKK/HKG or any other place Emirates flies to in Asia – for which there is a spot in the AS chart.

  5. MarkS

    Ha! Good point on CX PER-HKG, I just wanted him to fly the Qantas A330 bird. But he can’t fly Emirates from Asia to Europe with AK points. Alaska only allows that on CX.

    But 72.5K from PER-HKG-LON is a no brainer as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for saving me 20K!

  6. thelongroadau

    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 22471, member: 2121″]But he can’t fly Emirates from Asia to Europe with AK points. Alaska only allows that on CX.[/QUOTE]

    Ah yes, sorry, I assumed destination was North America. Should have known better, can do that on one AS ticket flying CX anyway.

  7. Gaurav

    [USER=2121]@MarkS[/USER] assume you would ticket your initial suggestion as two tickets since AS wouldn’t allow two partners on award ticket?

  8. MarkS

    [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] Actually it’s 3 as Cx isn’t listed from Australia to Europe, no one is. PER – HKG – LON is 2

  9. Reg57

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 22450, member: 29″]Almost all redemptions using Alaska’s MileagePlan requires travel to start or end in North America. The only exception is travel on Cathay Pacific where you can travel between Hong Kong and other parts of the world in addition to North America.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks David W, that’s what it appeared to be….just wondered if I was missing a trick

  10. Reg57

    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 22455, member: 2121″]When using the award chart finder and selecting the country “From”, the “To” list is dynamically created. In the case of Australia only Australia, Asia and North American destinations are in that list. Then you can only fly the applicable carriers applicable to your From – To selection. I booked a ticket intra Australia on Qantas for SYD-PER, but at [USER=29]@David W[/USER] mentioned the only other choice is to go to HKG on CX outside of North America. You could do
    PER-SYD: Qantas 20K
    SYD-HKG: Cathay 30K
    HKG-LON (LHR or LGW on the A350) 42.5K
    Total 92.5K, I’d take that easily, especially over Emirates business[/QUOTE]
    Thanks Mark S. Availability for the dates and time to travel is always my issue. I’ve been fortunate in the past and have scored many times with QR (excellent business class – AA allow 3rd region for this route) but no luck this time. Ended up snagging 2 * business on CX over the weekend – 85k each way pp (AA Miles)

  11. Reg57

    [QUOTE=”thelongroadau, post: 22470, member: 659″]You wouldn’t even need the PER-SYD leg. CX flies PER-HKG, so long as you can find availability, which is generally no harder than SYD-HKG.

    If you insist on flying Emirates, you could use QF points, or sticking with AS, get yourself to SIN/DPS/CGK/MNL/BKK/HKG or any other place Emirates flies to in Asia – for which there is a spot in the AS chart.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks – snagged the PER-HKG-AMS (AMS is where I wanted to go) on the weekend – used AA miles

  12. Reg57

    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 22471, member: 2121″]Ha! Good point on CX PER-HKG, I just wanted him to fly the Qantas A330 bird. But he can’t fly Emirates from Asia to Europe with AK points. Alaska only allows that on CX.

    But 72.5K from PER-HKG-LON is a no brainer as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for saving me 20K![/QUOTE]
    Cheers – per above now sorted out. Have used QF A330 (new config) many times now and quite like it, altho still prefer QR 359. Have a QF 332 PER-MEL next week before an EY 388 first MEL-AUH (60k AA miles) – looking forward to the trip!

  13. MarkS

    [QUOTE=”Reg57, post: 22675, member: 2468″]Have a QF 332 PER-MEL next week before an EY 388 first MEL-AUH (60k AA miles) – looking forward to the trip![/QUOTE]

    Have the same thing (only opposite direction) in 3 weeks! Have a great trip!

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