Dubai, home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world really has to be seen to be believed. Fortunately for us New Yorkers, we can fly direct from JFK to DXB. It’s a bit of a trek, near 13 hours long, but if you’re flying in Emirates Business Class, the trip goes by in a flash.
So for today’s Credit Card Points Consultation, we’re showing how to fly in Business Class for just 82.5k miles each way. Keep reading to find out how to redeem this flight.
Points and Miles Request
|Home Aiport *|
|Do you have trip coming up? If not, what is your dream trip? Let us know how many people and where you want to visit. *|
Europe. Dubai. Indonesia.
|How do you want to fly there?|
|How do you want to fly home?|
|How are you traveling?|
|How many airline miles or points do you currently have? Please list them out *|
None. Used as cash back
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Amex blue business cash/Bank of America Travel rewards card/amex magnet cash/HSBC cash rewards/wells fargo cash wise/priceline reards/chase ink business cash.
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|How much could you reasonably spend per month in total on credit cards?|
Roundtrip flights from JFK to DXB cost a whopping $12k. That’s a huge chunk of change and more than some people make in a couple months of work.
Thankfully, we have flight hacks available to us that let us fly this route using points and miles.
82.5k Alaska Airlines Miles
Redeeming Emirates Awards on Alaska Airlines can be a bit tricky. If we search in advance, we don’t see any Business or First Class flights available, just Economy for 42.5k miles.
However, if we search within 2 weeks of departure, that’s when the award space pops up.
We can even fly in First Class for 150k miles. The thing is, you need to be flexible with your booking dates and be ready to pounce on these great deals.
How Do We Get More Alaska Miles?
Alaska Airlines happens to sell their miles a couple times per year and normally you can score miles for around $.017 each. If we bought at this rate, and redeemed at the current rate, we’re getting $.07 point per mile. So we’re getting an extra $.05 per point by cashing in on these mileage sales.
Currently, however, there are no sales, and it’s hard to transfer points to Alaska Airlines, so what we recommend is signing up for the Alaska Airlines Travel Card.
Alaska is currently offering a 40k point welcome bonus, so if you and your partner sign up, you’ll get 80k miles, enough for one business class ticket or two economy tickets.
If you combine these welcome bonuses with any points sale, you’ll be well on your way to scoring this points and miles trip to Dubai.