Update Regarding Emirates First Class Awards Using Alaska Miles

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    For a while now there has been an issue whereby Alaska Mileage Plan doesn't seem to have access to Emirates first class award space for travel after March 28, 2015. In the past we've seen blocking of award space between partner airlines when there's too much of a redemption imbalance. This started back in the day between United and Lufthansa, whereby MileagePlus members didn't have access to Lufthansa first class award space once a quarterly quota had been reached. We later saw the same between US Airways and Lufthansa, which ended up being even more punitive for Dividend Miles members. A couple of weeks I speculated that Alaska not having access to Emirates first class award space wasn't a coincidence. The partnership between Alaska and Emirates isn't huge, though I have to imagine there's a huge imbalance in terms of award redemptions between the two carriers. The post Update Regarding Emirates First Class Awards Using Alaska Miles appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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