Emirates starts Seattle route with Alaska Air partnership

Emirates has launched the first direct air bridge between the Middle East and the Pacific Northwest region, with the start-up of flights between Dubai and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on March 1. Emirates and Alaska Airlines have launched a new frequent flier partnership, and to celebrate the two airlines are offering double miles on each other’s flights March 1 to May 31. Travellers connecting between any point on Alaska Airlines’ and Emirates’ networks can also check in for their flights at either carrier’s counter, receive their boarding passes and check their bags to their final destination. Customers can accrue Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles when flying to any of Emirates’ 122 destinations worldwide. Miles flown on Emirates will count toward qualification for Alaska’s MVP elite level program. (