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Emirates And Alaska Airlines Form Mileage Partners  
User currently offlineBlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

On March 1, Emirates will start non-stop service from Seattle to Dubai and looks like they announced an agreement with Alaska Airlines to share a mileage plan. Doesn't look like AS or EK have done an official release yet.

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2012/...ates-announce-mileage-partnership/


I am in Seattle and have been hearing a lot of ads on this, I wonder how this might direct regional traffic to the Emirates flight. I guess it would be good for people going to India? Maybe Africa?

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User currently offlinedinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Excellent! I just booked tickets on this service in May/June and was really hoping they would form some sort of agreement. That's a lot of miles to miss out on. Thanks

Dinker



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User currently offlinedinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

It's listed under Mileage Plan deals on www.alaskaair.com

http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/Promo/...eals_||20120119_MPReg||&pid=EK1201

Dinker



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9379 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Good to see that EK is cooperating with AS. That should help fill the planes with some feed traffic. The 77W is an awfully large plane for the route, so I think that feed will help. Although feed typically is lower yielding, I think that getting help from throughout the Northwest including Canada will help.

With that said, EK still sells tickets on airlines that it does not have mileage partnerships with to reach destinations that they don't serve.



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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2886 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

I said this would have to happen before EK starts their DXB-SEA flight, and it's happened. Good news for both carriers, EK will need this feed to fill a daily 77W. Both carriers have great street cred, it's a logical match up. Will the AS connections apply to all the EK gateways AS serves ie...LAX or SFO, or just SEA?


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

This was inevitable the moment EK announced SEA...I'd be surprised if the two sides weren't talking before EK announced the service. I suspect this arrangement will work out terrifically for both carriers, nicely done!

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 4):
Will the AS connections apply to all the EK gateways AS serves ie...LAX or SFO, or just SEA?

Great question--I wouldn't be surprised if it did, certainly doesn't do anything to hurt EK's west coast presence.

*Edit*
All this being said, I can't imagine the folks at DL/AF/KL are terribly excited about this one...

[Edited 2012-01-19 19:21:15]


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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

I'm sure Delta isn't pleased, but realistically this probably doesn't hurt them that much. I can see Emirates generating their own traffic instead of just stealing pax from DL.

Now I have a reason to visit Dubai though... sweet!



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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5831 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
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Quoting dinker225 (Reply 1):
Excellent! I just booked tickets on this service in May/June and was really hoping they would form some sort of agreement. That's a lot of miles to miss out on. Thanks

Make sure your reservations includes your Alaska Mileage Plan number and make sure it qualifies. Also, make sure you register your Mileage Plan number with the link on the Home Page.


User currently offlineHiFlyerAS From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 829 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Hurray! Can't wait to see what the redemption miles will be to fly First on Emirates!!

User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 4):
I said this would have to happen before EK starts their DXB-SEA flight, and it's happened. Good news for both carriers, EK will need this feed to fill a daily 77W. Both carriers have great street cred, it's a logical match up. Will the AS connections apply to all the EK gateways AS serves ie...LAX or SFO, or just SEA?
Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 6):
I'm sure Delta isn't pleased, but realistically this probably doesn't hurt them that much.

People....It's just a mileage relationship. You can earn AS miles on ANY EK flight, including the LAX and SFO services. It is not a codeshare. Therefore, it won't overly help with "feed", and since it's just a mileage relationship, I'm sure Delta has no say.

But it is really cool that I can get RDMs and EQMs when flying EK. Just makes the AS Mileage Plan just a bit better.


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