If you’re holding a bunch of Alaska Airlines miles, August is a great time to take a first class trip to Dubai. Last week, we reported that Emriates opened up some first class partner award inventory to the US. This was a welcomed development since the airline had previously removed most first class partner award inventory for the month.
But now the flood gates have sprung wide open. You can book a first class partner award ticket from Dubai to the US on every day in August. The screenshot below shows this inventory on Alaska from DXB to SFO. 150k + $63 dates are Emirates first class inventory. Some dates show 80k availability – these are British Airways seats – but don’t worry, first class seats on Emirates are available on those days as well.
There’s great first class award inventory to Dubai from the US as well, pictured below. There are first class award seats on Emirates available for 80% of the month.
The one caveat here for A380 lifers is all flights in August between the US and Dubai will be operated by 777-300ERs. You’ll have to wait until September 1st to book a first class seat on Emirates A380, but don’t worry, first class award inventory on Emirates is pretty solid for the rest of 2020.