I was just approved for the Alaska Business card which comes with 40k points after $2k spend. In the old days, before a man couldn’t keep secrets (see The Deal Killer Strikes Again), I used to apply for a few Alaska cards, collect the points, and then fly Emirates First (see see Sheikh Dubai’s Chariot: First Class on Emirates Airlines A380 and see Emirates Shower Class JFK-DXB: One More Time). Then Alaska rudely devalued that flight and my sheikh lifestyle came to an abrupt halt. Now, thanks to applying for Alaska cards here and there (and without buying Alaska miles), my balance is approaching 200k. The question is whether I should get over the old days when mile high showers were readily available and burn my new found wealth for one more splurge of Dom and DJing (see Emirates A380 Silent Disco!). The alternative is to save them for long-haul on Cathay as I did last December which had me sitting pretty all the way to Sydney (see Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-HKG: 15.5 Hours of Bliss).
Would you burn your Alaska on Emirates?