Emirates, Alaska Plan Codeshare
The Dubai-based carrier plans to market as many as 300 Alaska Airlines flights under its code, once it receives government approval. The agreement also calls for reciprocal lounge access for passengers from both airlines, and a more seamless ticketing, check-in, and boarding experience.
Members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programs with elite status will also get priority boarding and check-in.
Emirates’ two flights from Dubai International to Seattle-Tacoma International airports will allow passengers to connect to 49 cities in the United States and Canada including Anchorage, Denver, Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.
Platinum and gold members of Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program will shortly have access to Alaska Airlines Board Room lounges in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle when traveling on an Emirates flight that connects with an Alaska flight, while MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan program will gain access to Emirates Business Class lounges in Dubai.
The two airlines plan to introduce priority boarding for elite members of both programs in Dubai, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco at a later date.
Finally, members of both programs will be able to earn and redeem miles on both airlines.
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