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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.

See Rugby World Cup with Emirates

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.

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (September 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:

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.

Comments (129)

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  • 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?

    • Matt says:

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

      • BigSi says:

        Matt. thanks. That would upset my great plan!

      • Anna says:

        When I added a return leg recently to a 2 4 1 booking by phone the (English) CSA said it would be possible to get a cash upgrade at the airport.

    • BJ says:

      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.

  • 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!

    • BJ says:

      They’re fine, they have been taken over by Cathay already or are still in the process of being so.

  • 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.

  • Qwerty Bertie says:

    Thanks gents, much appreciated.

  • 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?

    • BJ says:

      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.

  • 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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