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See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards miles

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The Emirates Skywards website is showing tickets for the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London as ‘coming soon’.

Branded as the ‘cinch Champtionships’ this year, it is the traditional mens event which runs immediately before Wimbledon.

It runs from Monday 13th June.  In 2019, when Emirates last gave out tickets, standard tickets were priced from 7,500 Skywards miles to 10,500 Skywards miles per person.  VIP hospitality packages (which sell for over £1,000 per couple for cash) were 30,000 to 40,000 miles per person.

My wife and I went in 2018 on a VIP package. I can’t remember what we paid in terms of miles, but if the gap between standard and VIP tickets remains at 4x, as it was in 2019, the VIP element probably isn’t worth the extra.

My biggest gripe in 2018 was the Emirates group itself.  There were probably 16 of us, of whom two were Emirates hosts and 12 were travel agents on a jolly, invited for free by the airline.  My wife and I were sidelined during the lunch, which was on one large table.  In contrast, if you go to an Arsenal game using miles, virtually all of the guests in the Emirates Box are Skywards members on redemptions – and virtually all of them are HfP readers.

Full details are on the Skywards website here. We’ll let you know when tickets are bookable.


How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (May 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Skywards miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

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 (16)

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  • Mark L says:

    Can you get this bonus if you book through BA holidays as flight and car?

  • Andy in Cheshire says:

    The rates that Avis charge for car hire are just insane. No amount of bonus Avios would persuade me to hire from that at this level.

    • ianM says:

      Welcome to the real world buddy, where you been the last two years?

      • Andy in Cheshire says:

        Nowhere…

        Strange that Enterprise still seem to be able to offer cars at about half the price of Avis.

    • davefl says:

      Depends where you’re booking. In the USA Avis are hundreds of dollars cheaper than Hertz/Alamo/Enterprise etc on the trips I’m doing

  • Jas says:

    are Emirates transfers from amex still instant thanks

  • Daniel says:

    Rob mentioned above this will be treated as a third party booking – so safe to assume they wont treat me as President’s Club member? Any insights appreciated!

    • Rob says:

      That’s not what I said. A BA Holidays booking is likely to be third party but booking via the BA/Avis website is totally fine. If you want to be sure, book on avis.com and use the BA AWD codes.

  • 1ATL says:

    My biggest gripe in 2018 was the Emirates group itself. There were probably 16 of us, of whom two were Emirates hosts and 12 were travel agents on a jolly, invited for free by the airline. My wife and I were sidelined during the lunch, which was on one large table.

    So clearly Emirates couldn’t find enough people to sell the VIP packages to and invited some travel partners to it. Its no different in theory to HfP being invited on a press trip where fare paying passengers are oresent. Your sense of entitlement is overwhelming. Get over yourself.

    • ChrisC says:

      I wouldn’t quite have put it in those terms but yes it’s strange to complain about being sidelined when it’s likely other people get sidelined when blog writers and influencers get invited to things and then have to suffer poorer service as a consequence.

    • Rob says:

      Nonsense.

      How would you feel if I sold you a £100 upgrade to a VIP HfP party ticket to include ‘drinks with the team’, and when you arrived you found it was just you plus the crew working at the party, and we spent the entire time ignoring you and talking about how little Stevie is doing at school?

      It bears no relation to a press trip, which in any event is work. If you don’t think they are work, you are wrong – why else do I refuse to go on them?

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