Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Members Can Book Award Travel on Emirates

Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06pm EST

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Earn Triple Miles on Emirates Between Seattle and Dubai starting Feb. 1.
SEATTLE,  Jan. 17, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Emirates today
announced enhanced frequent flier award benefits, enabling members to now redeem
awards for travel in each others' programs. Members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage
Plan and Emirates' Skywards programs have already been able to earn miles on a
reciprocal basis since the airlines' partnership began in  March 2012.

"We're delighted to now offer our Mileage Plan members the ability to redeem
miles on Emirates, a carrier admired for its service and quality, which will
provide our members with even more options for international award travel," said
 Caroline Boren, Alaska Airlines' managing director of loyalty marketing and
customer advocacy.

Emirates, the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, launched
daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and  Dubai 
on  March 1, 2012.

"With its hub in  Seattle, Alaska Airlines' network offers convenient
connections for Skywards members traveling on Emirates' daily flights from 
Seattle, as well as  San Francisco  and  Los Angeles, to  Dubai  and beyond to
any of the 128 destinations on our global network," said  Brian LaBelle,
Emirates' senior vice president of Skywards.

To celebrate, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn triple miles for
travel on Emirates in first or business class, double miles for Economy Flex
travel and 2,500 bonus miles each way for Economy Saver travel on Emirates
flights between  Seattle  and  Dubai  from  Feb. 1 to April 30, 2013. Members
must register their Mileage Plan number at  www.alaskaair.com  prior to their
first qualifying flight.

About Emirates

Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing international airlines, has
received more than 500 global awards for excellence. Serving 128 destinations in
74 countries, the airline reported a net profit of  US$409 million  for the
2011-12 fiscal year. Emirates operates 191 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft,
including the world's largest fleet of A380s, and has orders for an additional
208 aircraft, worth more than  US$74 billion. Visit Emirates online at 
www.emirates.com.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK),
together serve more than 95 cities through an expansive network in  Alaska, the
Lower 48,  Hawaii,  Canada  and  Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in
Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and
Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM  for five consecutive
years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit  www.alaskaair.com. For more
news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at 
www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE  Alaska Airlines


Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101

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