Emirates Skywards has launched its annual European football redemptions.
Emirates has now opened up European tickets too for those clubs it sponsors. These seats are usually cheaper (in points) than Arsenal and offer you the chance to combine a short break with some football.
Tickets are available via the ‘Culture & Sport’ section of the Emirates Skywards website here for:
Note that you are restricted to two tickets per game per Skywards account. All teams except Hamburger have both standard and hospitality options. As with Arsenal, tickets are being released in batches with only September and occasionally October available.
Transfers from American Express Membership Rewards to Emirates Skywards are instantaneous if the accounts are already linked and should be pretty quick even if they are not. You can redeem for someone else BUT the name must be provided at the time of booking. At Arsenal, photo ID is required on the day.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (January 2022)
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. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Emirates Skywards miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for life.
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.