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Emirates and Emirates Skywards

Skywards is the loyalty scheme for Emirates Airline. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK.  For further information on Emirates and Skywards, visit their website here.

NEW: 50% bonus on Emirates Skywards conversions to Heathrow Rewards – worth it?

Heathrow Rewards has launched an interesting promotion – a 50% bonus when you convert your Emirates Skywards miles INTO Heathrow Rewards points. This deal runs until 6th November.  It is not showing yet on the Heathrow Rewards website but it is featured on the Emirates website […]

Get up to 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points (=10,000 miles) with jewellery, watches and technology

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Aegean Miles+Bonus, Royal Brunei Royal Skies and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Heathrow Rewards has launched its annual bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas […]

How to use your Emirates Skywards miles on Qantas, Japan Airlines, easyJet and more!

A lot of Head for Points readers find themselves flying on Emirates occasionally.  Unfortunately, it is easy to find yourself with a pile of orphaned Emirates Skywards miles. Emirates is the largest airline globally not to be part of an airline alliance.  This makes it […]

Bits: join an Amex-sponsored charity dinner at Cafe Royal, top Arsenal games for Emirates miles inc Man City & Chelsea

News in brief: Join an Amex-sponsored charity dinner at the Hotel Cafe Royal If you were unlucky in getting a spot at the Head for Points reader dinner next week, you may be interested in a charity dinner at the Hotel Cafe Royal on Regent […]

Save 25% on Emirates Skywards redemptions to Dubai

Emirates Skywards is running a special offer to celebrate reaching 25 million members. The best deal is 25% off the miles required for ‘Saver’ redemptions to Dubai.  This ONLY applies to flights which start or terminate in Dubai, so you would need to book a […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has launched an EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles from just one night. EDIT:  we amended the article to reflect the fact that not all hotels are participating What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles […]

£200 cashback with Emirates via Amex – with restrictions

American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Emirates.  You can see if you are targeted by looking in the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement for each Amex card you have. It is quite restrictive, unfortunately, but could be very juicy if your […]

Emirates Skywards launches European football redemptions

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 […]

You can now book Arsenal games using your Emirates Skywards miles

Emirates has done its traditional August release of Arsenal football tickets for Emirates Skywards members who have miles to redeem. This season sees a couple of changes: pricing is more variable – there has historically just been high and low depending on opposition games are […]

Emirates ‘one day deal’ from Spain – and launching Barcelona to Mexico City!

Emirates has announced a new daily service from Barcelona to Mexico City from 9th December. This will be a ‘fifth freedom’ tag to the Dubai to Barcelona service.  It is, apparently, not possible to reach Mexico City from Dubai directly due to the high altitude […]

It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards have relaunched ‘Your World Rewards’, the old Starwood scheme which allowed you to double dip with Emirates Skywards miles and Marriott Bonvoy points! The scheme was suspended to new sign-ups following the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, […]

See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards

Emirates Skywards is offering tickets for the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London for the 2nd year running.  This is the traditional mens event which runs immediately before Wimbledon. It runs from Monday 17th June.  Standard tickets are priced from 7,500 Skywards miles to 10,500 […]

Tickets for ALL ICC Cricket World Cup games available for Emirates Skywards miles

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 […]

Get Rugby World Cup tickets with Emirates Skywards miles

Emirates Skywards has made a LOT of tickets for the Rugby World Cup available for redemption with Skywards miles. You can find out more on this page of the Emirates site (log-in required).  You need to look in two places – some tickets are being […]

Emirates wants to launch a new UK credit card

Emirates wants to launch a new UK credit card – and they are serious enough to be asking people to pick a preferred design. Emirates sent out a survey to some UK members of Emirates Skywards last week.  It offered entry to a prize draw […]

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