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 2022)
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.
Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:
- 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 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 10,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for life.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.