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Emirates Skywards launches European football ticket redemptions for the new season

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Emirates Skywards has launched its annual European football redemptions.

Last week we covered the first batch of Arsenal football tickets to be released to Emirates Skywards members this season.

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:

Real Madrid

AC Milan

SL Benfica

Hamburger SV

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.

Emirates European football redemptions

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.