wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5902 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6518 times:
I still think EK should sponsor the Seafair this summer. That would definitely get the word out. Also, the UAE has been involved with the Hydro races for a few years now. Tim Clark...are you listening???
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3070 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5488 times:
It's too bad that AS didn't add EK as an "elite qualifying" partner. That might have helped a bit.
Does anyone have a feel for how easy it is to redeem miles for flights on EK? Say, if one wanted to redeem AS miles to fly from SEA to Africa or Asia, how is EK's availability? Is it pretty good, or is EK a total joke like DL (a.k.a. the old bait-and-switch game) when it comes to aware availability?
yvphx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4785 times:
I was at SEA on Tuesday. Took the tram ride to S terminal. Went up to check out the 777 and couldn't help but thinking to my self "that's the load?" I saw around 70-90 people waiting to board. Ground crew had all containers on-board the plane and all doors shut before passengers even started boarding.
Granted, I don't know about cargo or even the inbound flight. I sent a couple messages to friends, informing them this is a great airport to non-rev from!
You get EQM but they pull the BS of giving half miles unless it is full fare Y or better redemption I have heard will be starting soon, but I can see it costing a lot of miles, EKs skywards program blows as they require a lot of miles and sock you with the YQ fee. Unless you have a massive amount of AS miles I would not count on flying F on them soon.
HiFlyerAS From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 944 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3384 times:
Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 7): if one wanted to redeem AS miles to fly from SEA to Africa or Asia, how is EK's availability?
Redemption of AS miles for EK travel is supposed to be starting late 2012. No word yet on what it'll cost you in miles. We're planning a trip to SE Asia for this fall....wait for possible J on EK or take CX? Tough call....