Emirates Skywards is offering tickets for the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London. This is the traditional mens event which runs immediately before Wimbledon.
It runs from Monday 18th June. Standard tickets are priced from 7,500 Skywards miles to 10,500 Skywards miles per person but most had gone when I looked yesterday and there may be little this morning. VIP hospitality packages (for sale for cash by Keith Prowse for £1,200 inc VAT for two) were still available on most weekdays. The mileage cost varies by day.
Unfortunately you cannot see availability without having the necessary miles in your account so I wouldn’t risk making a speculative transfer from Amex.
If you were moving points, transfers from American Express Membership Rewards to Emirates Skywards are usually instantaneous. Mine was yesterday. However, your accounts must already be linked for this to happen. American Express states that transfers take two days so you don’t have any come-back if they do not instantly appear in your Emirates account (you need log out and log in again) and you miss out.
Full details are on the Skywards website here.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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 four 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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.