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Save £50-£300 on Emirates flights to Japan

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Emirates has launched a special promotion linked to the Rugby World Cup.

You can save:

  • £300 in First Class
  • £150 in Business Class
  • £50 in Economy Class

Flights must:

  • be booked by 31st July
  • for travel between 1st August and 31st December
  • be to Tokyo or Osaka
  • depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • be booked in Saver, Flex or Flex Plus

To get the discount you MUST use promo code UKRWC19 on this page of  Click on ‘Advanced Search’ to see the box where promo codes must be entered.

Discount code for Emirates flights to Japan

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles via UK credit cards

Emirates no longer has its own UK credit card.  However, you can earn Emirates Skywards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These are:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards miles.

Comments (76)

  • Moktar Ahmed says:

    OT: Anyone with a wheely referral 20% promo code? Looking to use it tomorrow with amex offer.

  • D.C. says:

    So On Marriott. I spoke to customer services as no pop up on my online account. Apparently the offer is available to all cardholders, but only for purchases at Marriott Hotels, car hire and airline bookings, and restaurants. Not just limited to U.K.purchases. Purchases outside of the above categories are not included.
    Also mentioned if a new card was coming soon, and it was definite no as Rob says.

    • Rob says:

      Doesn’t sound right though ….

    • Memesweeper says:

      I can’t believe they’d bother with a promotion for a card with no new sign ups and no future unless, in fact, it has a future! I’m really keen to get more Bonvoy points.

      • Rob says:

        Marriott announced that the card would be re-opened in August 2018. Never happened.

        Creation is believed to be struggling with the IHG card which may impact their enthusiasm to reopen the Marriott card. I’ve never got a straight answer from Marriott about what is going on. I do know the Creation people but they are not hugely helpful either.

        • Michael says:

          The Hilton card is the one we need.

        • Russ says:

          Still waiting for the Emirates ‘Your World Rewards” to return. Ho hum…

        • RussellH says:

          Even though there have been periods when I have made very little use of both Marriott M/Card and Hilton Visa, I am really glad that I have hung onto both.
          I do not think that I have ever cancelled a hotel scheme card myself, and now really pleased that I have not done so.

          These days, Marriott M/Card is the M/Card I always have with me.

          OTOH, I did cancel my Lloyds Avios cards after I realised that they had not been used for nearly two years, and I cancelled my Tesco M/Card after getting the sign-up bonus and once I had earned 50 points on the card. I had to do that because the points were otherwise orphaned. CS said it would sort itself out, but it never did!

  • Anna says:

    OT – Lloyds. Can anyone remember if the £200 monthly no-fee cash withdrawals via Curve counted towards the £7k spend for the upgrade voucher? I had mentally written off these cards but now it’s looking like I’ll have until next Fen to earn another voucher (and I have cancelled a couple of Amexes lol), so I need to get spending again!

    • Bob says:

      Would have thought so as Lloyds haven’t charged me for cash advance or whatever for using Curve

      • Anna says:

        Me neither but I’ve never read the small print on what qualifies as spend towards the £7k.

    • Louise says:

      Anna also consider NS&I if you want to earn voucher quickly, that route was working for me two months ago

  • Mark2 says:


    Has Hilton Chat been abolished?
    Does anyone know how to find out when their Hilton status expires please?

  • VJ says:

    O/T : With so much comments going in Amex, I believe someone can suggest –

    I applied for Amex Plat (Six Months Gap) however after the new bonus rules. There is a progress bar in my account showing 30000 points on 2K.

    I had a chat session with Amex, representative can see that I have bonus progress bar through insist rules have changed.

    May someone please suggest or in same position?

    • JS says:

      Idiot. You don’t deserve the points you are inevitably going to get if you alert amex about it.

    • Grant says:

      Spend £2k and see what happens?

      If you applied for the card in the knowledge that you wouldn’t get the welcome bonus, you must be happy to spend on the card anyway.

      What have you got to lose?

      • VJ says:

        £60 gamble using Bill Hop (I applied the card for long trip I have insurance + lounge).

  • chef says:

    No Marriott double points for me either but i can have a loan at 7.9%.

  • Waddle says:

    Do I have to use my Plat to book with Marriott in order to make use of the Gold Elite Status? Would I for example be able to book a stay direct with Marriott, logged into my account but pay with OH’s SPG card and get the Gold benefits which are on my account?

    Thanks in advance.

    • BJ says:

      Book with any card you like. You will still be Bonvoy gold even if you cancel your platinum card.

      • The Original Nick says:

        @BJ, how does the NS&I trick work for the Lloyds upgrade voucher? I have a NS&I account I used way back for the 3v cards and still have it.

  • Kevin C says:

    OT. Email saying save 25% when you buy 5000 or more Bonvoy points. Runs until May 15th 2019. Don’t know if it’s targeted.

    • BJ says:

      I got it too, probably open to all. Interesting to see that SPG thing surviving the merger.