Alaska Airlines & Emirates Frequent Flier Partnership Ends On July 31, 2021

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Alaska Airlines and Emirates frequent flier partnership started on March 1, 2012 (read more here) when the Seattle-based airline was not aligned with any of the three alliances and had a roughly equal number of partners from all three.

Emirates First

Now, the frequent flier partnership with Alaska Airlines and Emirates is coming to an end. The last date to earn and redeem on each other’s flights is July 31, 2021.

You can access Alaska’s page for partners here.

Note that you can earn Mileage Plan miles on Emirates tickets issued on or before June 2, 2021, regardless of the travel date. For flights flown after July 31, 2021, you need to contact Alaska and file a retro claim.


Emirates Drinks

Many Mileage Plan members used their miles for premium tickets on Emirates that was great when the partnership first began.

Alaska tinkered few times on the number of miles required for Emirates awards and later withdrew the ability to use them towards first-class awards altogether.

Remember when Alaska had Air France, KLM, Delta, and AeroMexico as their partner airlines? Soon Emirates is gone too. There are not many partners left outside of the Oneworld Alliance.

I have credit a small number of Emirates flights to the Mileage Plan and sad to see this option soon gone.