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 – up to 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.

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Comments

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

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

  4. David S says:

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

    • 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

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

  6. Dolphin says:

    Just tried this morning and all went through okay – MR transfer and bought tickets to two games.

  7. Now working.

    • Just to add – thanks so much for highlighting this Rob. Has really made a difference!

  8. Got reply from Emirates that website bug has been fixed. Tried it and it said successful and miles deducted. Thanks a lot Rob!!

  9. It seems to have worked for me for Eng Aus. First the screen said:
    “Thank you for your event request.
    Your request has been successful and the Miles have now been deducted from your account. You’ll find a summary of your request below and we’ll send you further information via email.”
    Then I got an email which said:
    “Once you’ve redeemed your Miles for your chosen event, you’ll get an automatically generated confirmation email. Another email with all the details about ticket(s) and the venue location will follow. If you haven’t received the second email a week before the event, or if you have any other queries about your account or Miles balance, please email…”

  10. Just booked a ticket for Pakistan vs India, used the last of my expiring Skywards miles so i’m very happy indeed!

  11. rams1981 says:

    any idea how long emirates transfers take? Only need 700 odd miles and they annoyingly do minimum of 2000 and says can take 48 hours

    • rams1981 says:

      to be clear this is from one emirates membership to another

    • An alternative if you have an Amex card is to buy 1000 MR points for £15 (you need to call them) and transfer instantly to Emirates.

      • rams1981 says:

        Thanks BS. I’m trying to use my mum’s account and she doesn’t currently have an Amex account

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