Here is something else I picked up from our Dubai holiday via Gulf News.
British Airways has historically had a bad reputation for bussing passengers from the plane to the airport. Things have massively improved in the last 18 months, of course, since Terminal 5C opened. BA has even started putting on separate buses for business class passengers.
Out in the Gulf, of course, they are doing things bigger and better.
Now THIS is what I call a shuttle bus:
Emirates now has a fleet of these buses for the exclusive use of First Class and Business Class passengers travelling to and from aircraft on remote stands in Dubai. And very nice they look.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (June 2021)
Emirates Skywards does not have a UK credit card. However, you can earn Emirates Skywards miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Emirates Skywards miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles which is an attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.