TONS of Emirates First Class award availability open for the whole family!!

TONS of Emirates First Class award availability open for the whole family!!

Emirates First Class Availability

Now I have never flown Emirates First Class before, but I sure as heck want to!  As most people know, it is one of the most over the top flying experiences out there with your own suite with doors and an on-board shower and bar!

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emirates award availability Alaska airlines miles

Their cabins were represented in Sex and the City 2 which is why my wife wants to fly them.

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And Jennifer Aniston even started doing commercials as their new spokeswoman.

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The best way to fly Emirates is using Alaska Airlines miles which are fairly easy to acquire and don’t have any fuel surcharges attached which can be several $100 on some flights using Emirates’ own miles.  When using Alaska miles it cost 90K miles to the Middle east and 100K miles to Europe or Africa (through Dubai).

Due to a question from a friend I actually wrote a whole post about the easiest way to fly Emirates and Etihad First Class a couple months ago.

But let’s get to the point. Emirates flights from DFW (Dallas) usually have pretty good availability to DXB (Dubai) and flights from JFK (New York) are usually okay as well. But, at the moment they have GREAT availability!!

From July through October there are 4 seats on most days between DFW (Dallas) and DXB (Dubai)!!

The calendar searches below are for 4 seats and each day that shows 90K miles has 4 seats on an Emirates flight available!

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July 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

August 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

September 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

October 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

Flight details from Dallas

There is also pretty good availability from New York between August and October with 4 seats available on a lot of days!

Below is New York (JFK) to Dubai.  You will notice 2 different prices with the 90K miles.  The $51 is the flight with a stop in Milan (MXP) and the $20 is direct to Dubai.

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August 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

September 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

October 2016

emirates award availability alaska miles

Individual day search for award on Alaska Airlines

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If you don’t want to go to Dubai there are plenty of destinations to go to from there!  Lets say you want to go to Paris the long way, but in style! Plenty of flights through Dubai to choose from between August and October!

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Dallas to Paris in August

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September

emirates award availability Alaska airlines miles

October

 

How about to London for a late summer or fall trip!!  Plenty of room there too going into LGW (Gatwick) or LHR (Heathrow)!  Emirates flies an A380 to both of those airports!

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London August

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London in September

emirates award availability Alaska airlines miles

emirates award availability Alaska airlines miles

As you can see if you have Alaska miles and want to take a cool trip to Dubai or beyond, there is plenty of availability!!

One word of caution on the connecting flight to London or wherever is that the calendar will show first class availability even if only 1 segment is in First.  You don’t have to worry about it on the direct flight to Dubai but might have to when going somewhere from there.  With that being said I only saw a couple days where that was the case and the other segment was always Business Class on an A380.

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First Class on an Emirates A380 is one of the top experiences on my list to check off in the next year.  Hopefully this availability of being able to get up to 4 seats per flight will allow a bunch of people to experience it together with their family and friends!

If you want to know how to get miles to potentially fly this then check out this post.

Does this help anyone?  Who is taking the whole crew?

2 Comments on “TONS of Emirates First Class award availability open for the whole family!!

  1. Are you certain there is not a lot of phantom award availability in there? I just recently tried to book DXB->JFK in Emirates 1st from 4 different accounts because it showed availability. After I booked the first award, all remaining availability disappeared. And we paid for and transferred some of those miles in anticipation. I called Alaska and they acknowledged the issue and said they can’t even tell until they try to book. Also, Qantas shows none of that first class availability. Has anyone booked or otherwise confirmed 4-seat availability?

    • I have not booked any of these nor have I called and checked all the dates but I will say that I did NOT see the same availability leaving Dubai back to the USA. There were actually very few days where there were 4 seats available DXB -> JFK or DXB -> DFW. I did not have a enough miles so I couldn’t go through to the final screen but I went to the screen just before that. In the past when booking from multiple account I have called before transferring anything and I also will call and have them book from all the different account at the same time since there is no additional fee. This may not have helped in this situation but something to keep in mind. Also, if you are able to switch days and find different availability you are able to cancel Alaska award without a fee this far out. Really sorry your booking didn’t go well. I was just letting people know what I saw.

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