Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Members Can Book Award Travel on Emirates

    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Members Can Book Award Travel on Emirates

Earn Triple Miles on Emirates Between Seattle and Dubai starting Feb. 1.

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2013

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 Study^SM 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

Website: http://www.alaskaair.com
Website: http://www.emirates.com
Contact: Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101
 
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