Get Rugby World Cup tickets with Emirates Skywards miles

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Emirates Skywards has made a LOT of tickets for the Rugby World Cup available for redemption with Skywards miles.

You can find out more on this page of the Emirates site (log-in required).  You need to look in two places – some tickets are being auctioned whilst others are direct redemptions.  All tickets include the chance for your child (10-16 years) to be a flag bearer,

The snag, of course, is that you need to get yourself to Japan ….

American Express Membership Rewards points transfer INSTANTLY from Amex to Emirates Skywards as long as your accounts are already linked.

See Rugby World Cup with Emirates

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles via UK credit cards

As a reminder, 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 mile.

(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards?  Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Graham Walsh says:

    OT I’m being lazy probably and could probably find it somewhere. Have booked a 241 and took WTP on the return leg but been notified that CW has opened up. What’s the process to upgrade to those seats? Have to call up or do it via upgrade booking in MMB?

  2. Raz0r says:

    The Spanish Groupon Avios Iberia Plus deal is back.
    Not as good value this time.
    1000 Avios for €19 or
    2000 Avios for €29.
    Limited to 1 of each per account.

  3. BigSi says:

    OT I have a paid World Traveller Plus ticket on BA that I have upgraded using Avios to Business Class. I know that I am only entitled to the Avios and tier points for the class originally booked. However, If I am offered a further cash upgrade to First would I earn Avios and tier points for First or WTP?

    • My understanding is that you’ll never be offered a paid upgrade on an avios redemption?

    • Two thing: unless it has changed recently you will get CW avios and TP even though you are only supposed to get them bases on WTP. I’ve never tried double upgrade where UUA is used. However, I see no harm in asking, both at check in and even on board. BA seems happy to grab cash anyway it can these days. Also, check your app to see if anything is on offer.

  4. Annabelle says:

    OT- Trying to organise economy flights Tokyo to Hong Kong and see some fares too good to be true (a third of cost of Cathay pacific with checked luggage ) with HK express airline. Any experience with them?
    Thank you!

  5. Qwerty Bertie says:

    A question regarding BA status please. Suppose a membership year ends on 3rd of June this year, at blue level, but then before June is finished flights are flown totalling in excess of 600 tier points, and including four or more ‘eligible flights’…is it accurate to say that, barring later qualification for gold, silver status would be held until 3rd of June 2021?

    • Pedantic Pete says:

      Close, but in fact the status lasts until the end of the month after the TP year ends. So your 3rd June year (it would actually be 8th June, but nvm) would give you Silver status until 31st July 2021.

    • Mike P says:

      Membership years always end on the 8th of a month so in answer to your question:

      Membership year ends 8th June 2019, current membership card will expire July 31st 2019
      If, after 8th June 2019, 600 Tier Points and 4 Qualifying flights are obtained, Silver membership would then be held until July 31st 2021.

  6. Qwerty Bertie says:

    Thanks gents, much appreciated.

  7. Murray says:

    OT – how long does it take typically to find out if you’ve been approved for an Amex charge card (green or platinum?) We didn’t get an instant decision which I’ve heard is quite common, but still haven’t heard anything a few days later – we’ve always been approved quickly for the credit cards so I’m not sure if this is normal or not!

    Also, does anyone know what kind of minimum income they like to approve you for platinum?

    • Give it roughly 5-10 days, usually closer to 5-7 according to most reports. I think the minimum for platinum is ed to be £40k IIRC but they scrapped that.

  8. Richard M says:

    Hardly surprising about St Petersburg and Kiev. Visas are a factor as Rob says for St Petersburg – £120 or thereabouts and a whole load of chasing around. As for Kiev, it’s a crowded airfield with Ryanair, Wizzair and UIA undercutting BA’s overpriced but thoroughly pisspoor Eurotraveller product.

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