I’m writing about this only because I have an Alaska Airlines redemption on Emirates First Class planned in a couple of weeks, but Emirates Chauffeur Drive appears to be back for Alaska awards ticketed before January 11, 2015.
Lucky wrote that Chauffeur Drive was going to be limited to tickets issued on Emirates and Qantas ticket stock, which means that Alaska award redemptions wouldn’t qualify. In addition, he posted that previously booked cars would not be honored. Bad luck for someone like me who booked last year for a trip later this month (I also missed out on Qantas Chauffeur Drive when they decided to stop it for award tickets in North America after I already had a first class award booked).
But I’m happy to report that my Chauffeur Drive is visible under Manage My Booking on the Emirates website and that Emirates seems to have backpedaled a bit and reinstated Chauffeur Drive for those people who booked before January 11, 2015. The website might be a little wonky if you need to change/confirm your booking, so you can try calling instead at 1-800-777-3999.