Alaska Airlines only U.S. airline to join Emirates’ mileage program

Alaska Airlines has become the only U.S. airline to partner with Emirates' Skywards program, and the airline is offering double Alaska Mileage Plan™ miles for qualifying Emirates flights.

An Emirates spokesperson tells TheTravelPro the partnership means "Members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan™ can accrue miles to use towards Emirates flights; likewise, Emirates Skywards members can also accrue miles across the Alaska Airlines network."

Alaska Airlines' release on the partnership said: “With a fleet of 160 aircraft, Emirates currently flies to over 100 destinations in 66 countries around the world, and their network continues to grow. The airline's first nonstop flight between Seattle and Dubai took off March 1. (Read TheTravelPro's post on the inauguration of service.)

In celebration of our new partnership, you can earn Double Mileage Plan™ Miles on qualifying Emirates flights.

To earn Double Miles, simply register your Mileage Plan™ number below prior to your first qualifying flight, and travel between March 1, 2012, and May 31, 2012.”

If you're an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ member, register here for the promotion.

While Mileage Plan™ members will be able to earn miles for Emirates' flights starting immediately, they won't be able to use Mileage Plan™ miles for flights on Emirates until later in 2012.

Emirates' other Skywards partners include Japan Airlines, Jet Airways (India), Kingfisher Airlines (India), Korean Air, and South African Airways.

Safe travels!

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