If you like luxury airport lounges, I recommend this article from US site One Mile At A Time.
Ben got to visit the new A380 pier in Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3. This is truly a unique design, with economy, business and first class passengers each having THEIR OWN FLOOR in the terminal.
It looks, at first glance, like any other airport terminal (picture from One Mile At A Time):
…… except that the whole floor is for Emirates first class A380 passengers. Every bar is free. Every cafe is free. All the shops are luxury outlets. And with just 18 passengers maximum per flight leaving from the terminal, it is hardly going to get busy.
It is well worth a read.
It is also worth adding that I hope to be at Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal again – which Ben picks as his best lounge in the world – next month, so watch out for my report.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (October 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes. 30,000 points is a limited offer which ends on 9th November 2021.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Emirates Skywards miles. 60,000 points is a limited offer which ends on 2nd November 2021.
- 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.