Use Malaysia Miles (ThankYou Points Partner) to Book Emirates Flights. Good Deal?

You can now use Malaysia Airlines miles to book Emirates Economy and Business Class. Malaysia Airlines is a 1:1 transfer partner of Citi ThankYou Points. 

Malaysia Airlines started up a partnership with Emirates in the end of last year, but they just released mileage earning and award redemption charts in the beginning of this month.

For Emirates flights, Malaysia Airlines uses a distance based award chart. The price of your award is determined by the cabin and distance flown, which you can check on Great Circle Mapper.

Great Award Space West Coast to Europe in Economy and Business Class

Ethiopian Airlines will begin flying Los Angeles to Dublin to Addis Ababa on June 18, 2015 with a 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian will have fifth freedom rights, meaning you will be able to fly any single segment of the flight, including Los Angeles to Dublin.


Normally direct award space from the West Coast to Europe is tough to find.

New Dreamliner Flight LAX to Europe with Tons of Award Space

Update 10/23/14: Commenter Jeremy finds the award space now on, and I can confirm that the space on these Ethiopian flights is now bookable and is still excellent! (None of the rest of the post has been updated to reflect this information.)

Ethiopian Airlines will begin flying Los Angeles to Dublin to Addis Ababa in June 2015 with a 787 Dreamliner.

Beware Phantom “Non-Space” on or How to Get the Secret Dreamliner Space

A few months ago, Bill wrote a great piece titled Beware Phantom Award Availability at It's true that occasionally lists Saver award space that just doesn't exist and that you can't book online or by phone.

I've just come across the opposite: phantom non-award space.