I’m pretty sure this is new as I didn’t see this when Alaska first released award charts for Emirates redemptions, so I thought I would give it a mention (since I didn’t even know that this was possible until when I checked yesterday).
As well as allowing redemptions from North America to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, you can now redeem your miles on Emirates to Europe.
The award chart is as follows:
At first glance it looks pretty poor since this is higher than a lot of other award charts. But what’s interesting is that Emirates currently only has one non-stop route between Europe and North America which is New York to Milan. So it only makes sense that you can route via Dubai, right? Yes you can!
So this is certainly a very stylish way and not a bad redemption to go to the middle east and Europe in one trip, especially since you can get a stopover on a one-way partner award with Emirates, no fuel surcharges required.