Airfare Deal – Fairbanks, AK to Johannesburg, South Africa $1440 – 5.5 cents per mile

Posted on June 18, 2014 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Emirates Reviews & Skywards

Interesting deal – more for it's novelty than for its practicality.

This is a solid 25,838 total miles in the air in economy. You can use 2 free stopovers in Dubai according to the fare rules.

Booking class Q on Emirates only earns 50% on Alaska Mileage Plan. However, there is a double miles promotion currently (register by July 30th) that makes up for the low earning ratio.

For your MVP status only 50% of miles will count though.

At 5.5 cents per mile it's not worth taking that trip for the miles or status alone, but escaping dark Fairbanks for a trip to summerly South Africa in November sounds awesome. 25,000 miles are good enough for a round-trip anywhere in the US/Hawaii.

You can book the fare at Orbitz and look up dates with the ITA Matrix 30 day flexible search.

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