The ultimate aspirational award may just be First Class on an Emirates A380 with its onboard shower.
Alaska Airlines has announced a partnership with Emirates, and has promised for most of this year that the award chart for awards booked with Alaska miles on Emirates planes would be coming in late 2012.
We are quite late in 2012, and the award chart has not been released, but the website has been updated to reflect a delay.
This is a bummer, but I’ll keep monitoring the situation. If you want to stock up on Alaska miles in advance of the announcement, grab the Alaska Airlines card from Bank of America or bulk up your SPG account balance.