See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards miles
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Emirates Skywards is letting you redeem miles for tickets to the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London.
Branded as the ‘cinch Championships’ this year, it is the traditional mens event which runs immediately before Wimbledon.
It runs from Monday 19th June to Sunday 25th June.
Standard tickets are priced from 14,000 Skywards miles to 25,000 Skywards miles per person. This reflects an unfortunate trend by Emirates of jacking up the cost of its ‘experiences’ events, to the extent that you are no longer getting much of a bargain over paying cash.
VIP hospitality packages have also gone up and now cost 40,000 to 50,000 miles per person. If you value a Skywards mile at 1p then you’re basically ‘paying’ up to £1,000 per couple using miles.
My wife and I went in 2018 on a VIP package. Unless the seats are in a different area – and there aren’t really any bad seats in such a small ground – I’m not sure that the VIP premium justifies the cost. There are just two VIP tickets available per day so (as happened to me in 2018) you may find yourself sharing a lunch table with a big group of travel agents, invited by Emirates for a jolly.
Full details are on the Skywards website here.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (June 2023)
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.
Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:
- 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 four 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 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 10,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for life.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 60,000 Skywards miles) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
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.