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Tickets for ALL ICC Cricket World Cup games available for Emirates Skywards miles

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Tickets for ALL of the ICC Cricket World Cup games have popped up for redemption with Emirates Skywards miles.  

(EDIT: Emirates has fixed the website bug and you can now redeem)

I am not a cricket fan, by any means, so I can’t really comment on the value.  I assume that Afghanistan v New Zealand will not be sold out – although 6,000 miles may still be a good deal – but I’d guess that England v West Indies is well worth 15,000 miles.

These are not hospitality packages, for clarity.  They are standard admission tickets.

Games are taking place across England and Wales and start at 4,500 Skywards miles per ticket (Afghanistan v Sri Lanka in Cardiff).  The competition starts on 30th May and ends on 14th July.

See Cricket World Cup 2019 with Emirates miles

Remember that Emirates Skywards miles transfer instantly from American Express Membership Rewards if your accounts are already linked.

You can redeem your Emirates Skywards miles for seats here.

Here is the full list of games available plus the pricing in miles.  Click to enlarge – note that it is four separate images:

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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.

(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.)

Comments (75)

  • BS says:

    Has anyone successfully purchased any?

  • Sam Collins says:

    Heck, i’m looking at England vs Australia, and would get tickets if available. I’m wary about transferring points out of MR though as I barely touch EK these days.

    If anyone has successfully got tickets, would they advise?

    • BS says:

      I can confirm I have not (yet) got tickets. It comes up with an error when trying to buy them – you can only see the error when the points are in your account and you have clicked the final submit.

      I have emailed the hospitality team, who are otherwise completely uncontactable (you cannot call or chat them). It is unclear whether I will get tickets.

      Without a strong element of gambling involved, I would NOT recommend anyone transfers points for this until are stories of successful redemptions from those with points already in their account.

      • VP says:

        Same experience as BS. Very disappointed with Emirates website as I did the transfer specially for this.

  • Fc99 says:

    I’m not surprised by the shoddy service. Some people still haven’t received tickets for games next week which were purchased last summer

    • Shoestring says:

      well they should have chased up a bit more energetically! probs Postman Pat is going to the match

      • Fc99 says:

        They’re being sent by special delivery but in some cases haven’t even been posted yet. I received mine last week.

  • Zed says:

    These tickets went live overnight. I happened to be awake at 3am UK time. My bro is in the USA and he too purchased miles to book tickets. Nothing worked! At 3am! We called Emirates at 3.30am to look into it. By 9am we got an email saying we couldn’t book at tickets were sold out. We explained that’s rubbish as it doesn’t say tickets were sold out, it says something like only maximum 2 tickets could be purchased for each event. They didn’t reply to that.

    • Rob says:

      There is a strict rule on 2 tickets per game per account. If you book 2 you cannot make another transaction later for the same match. This is standard EK policy even if not mentioned here.

  • Arnie_B says:

    Dear Rob,
    As a number of us are stuck in limbo, would you be able to follow up with Amex and post an update to your article? Once you have Emirates points in your account you get all the way to the last step and then receive an error message as others have reported. Cheers-

    • Mr Entitled says:

      What does it have to do with Amex? Emirates are the ones who appear to require a nudge.

    • BS says:

      Maybe Rob could give them a nudge via their media enquiries? EK don’t seem to have taken my email seriously – they are now just replying with stock platitudes

    • Arnie_B says:

      Typo on my part, meant to say Emirates.

      • Rob says:

        Emirates has no marketing staff in the UK. Everything is run out of Dubai and they don’t speak to me.

        Etihad has one UK marketing person is who not even full time.

        Don’t get the impression these companies have massive UK offices packed with commercial staff.

  • BS says:

    I have received a reply from EK: They asked for a screenshot and will look in to it.

  • David S says:

    Another own goal (or hit wicket) by Emirates- AGAIN

    • RM says:

      Has this worked for anyone? Also has anyone tried via desktop as the error is shown ‘not optimised for mobile version’.

      Let us all know asap

  • NM says:

    You can try now. Was able to complete the process and got an confirmation email.