Incredible Emirates’ first class partner award space between US and Dubai in August!

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.

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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.

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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.