Emirates and Emirates Skywards

Skywards is the loyalty scheme for Emirates Airline. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK.

For further information on Emirates and Skywards, visit their website here.

Bits: SLH scraps The Club, Emirates A380 to Birmingham, Virgin / Malaysia partnership

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels to launch new loyalty scheme Via Business Traveller, hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced that it will scrap its current loyalty scheme, The Club, next month. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a […]

Bits: Should you buy Waitrose gift cards today?, Amex MR and the Heathrow Rewards deal

Deals in brief: What happens to the Waitrose / Virgin Atlantic deal tomorrow? For the last few weeks, the ability to earn 4 Virgin Flying Club miles for every £1 spent in-store at Waitrose has been a good earner for many Head for Points readers. […]

Exclusive: Get 100% bonus using Heathrow Rewards for shopping vouchers

If you have a stack of Heathrow Rewards points sitting around, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to unload them. (Heathrow Rewards is the loyalty scheme covering the shops, restaurants, money exchange and parking facilities at Heathrow Airport.  You earn 1 point […]

Bits: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai, last chance for TopCashback / Avios bonus

News in brief: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai You can’t accuse airport lounge card Priority Pass of standing still.  After adding a restaurant / bar at Gatwick South (you get £15 of free food and drink by showing your Priority Pass) and seven restaurants […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for May – what are the best deals this month?

With a new bonus on the Virgin Atlantic credit cards launched over the weekend, I thought it was time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our […]

Review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of Emirates A380 First Class on a recent flight from Dubai to London. Part 1, which focuses on the Emirates A380 First Class cabin, seat and bathroom, can be found here.  My review of the Emirates A380 First […]

My review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 1)

This is my review of Emirates A380 First Class on the Dubai to London Heathrow service. I hadn’t flown Emirates First Class for eight years, well before I launched this site, and even then it was a fluke.  We were booked on Lufthansa to Dubai […]

Inside the Emirates First Class Lounge (or ‘floor’) of Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3

This is my review of the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai International Airport, Concourse A, Terminal 3. Heading back from the Middle East, I had booked myself – using Emirates Skywards miles from an Amex Membership Rewards transfer – into Emirates First Class.  I hadn’t flown […]

Big boost to the sign-up bonus on the Emirates Skywards credit cards

For the first time since September 2015, unbelievably, MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards.  The offer is as good as it ever gets on these cards. Full details can be found here on the MBNA website. I will […]

Why did I fly both Emirates A380 First and Etihad A380 First within 72 hours?

I thought I’d run this as a fourth ‘bonus’ article – it has not gone to the email list – since it simply sets the scene for a series of articles on my recent whistle-stop trip to the Middle East which starts tomorrow.  This is […]

Bits: last day for 2,400 Avios from LEGO, see the French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

News in brief: Last day for 2,400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Friends Today (Monday) is the last day for the latest Tesco Direct / LEGO promotion.  If you still haven’t filled up every birthday wish list for the rest of the year, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard […]

Earn Avios or Virgin miles at Duty Free with Instamiles!

A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles.  Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]

ITB bits: new Emirates A380 bar, my video of the new Qatar Airways Qsuite

ITB Berlin news in brief: The new Emirates A380 bar revealed Emirates showcased their new A380 business and first class bar at ITB and I thought I would share a few pictures.  Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to go inside and couldn’t recreate Rob’s picture taken inside […]

Bits: new BA Copenhagen lounge, Hilton Diamond Extension live, where we’re going

News in brief: British Airways has a new lounge in Copenhagen A new lounge opened at Copenhagen Airport last week – “Eventyr”, operated by Menzies.  British Airways has adopted this as its lounge instead of the “Aviator’ facility which is still open.  A photo is below. The new […]

Last day for 50% Heathrow Rewards Avios bonus – and new partners coming

(EDIT: there is some confusion over the closing date for this offer.  The Avios page of the HR website still shows ‘250 points = 375 Avios’ but confusingly says transfers must be made ‘before’ 1st March.  On the other hand, the HR home page says […]