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 (November 2020)
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 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.