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How To Book Emirates First Class Award Travel in 2023

Over the past few years, booking Emirates' first class using points and miles has become increasingly difficult. However, it is still possible to book Emirates' first class awards—even with partners. Here are the best (and worst) ways to book Emirates' first class awards in 2023.

Emirates-United Mileage Earning and Redemption Rates Live (Plus Double Miles Promotion)

United and Emirates finally unveiled all details of their new relationship, which came into force on March 26, 2023. You can now earn and redeem Emirates miles on United... and United miles for flights on Emirates. However, the restrictions on this partnership are many. And you might do better by crediting flights to another mileage program. Here's a dive into your options.

The Aftermath of Emirates Recent Award Devaluations

Emirates recently implemented a 20% increase in the cost of all its premium cabin awards with no notice. It's another good reminder to not hoard your miles and spend them before the next devaluation hits. Here's a recap of what changed and what Emirates is doing to soften the blow.

You Can Now Book Emirates Awards With Aeroplan Points

This week, Aeroplan launched its new Emirates award chart, allowing Aeroplan members to redeem their Aeroplan points for Emirates awards. While Aeroplan plans to use a new Emirates-specific award chart, this is not yet active. In the meantime, you can currently book awards at the cheaper standard pricing.