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.

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

Get FA Cup Final tickets for your Emirates Skywards miles or Amex Membership Rewards points

I thought I’d drop this in as an extra quick item as the tickets may not still be there on Friday morning. FA Cup Final tickets at Wembley have popped up for redemption with Emirates Skywards miles.  They are NOT a bargain but if you can’t […]

Bits: BA dumps the FT, No 1 Lounges opening in Luton, see French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

News in brief: British Airways drops the Financial Times British Airways has pulled the Financial Times from its flights, lounges and boarding gates. The Sun, apparently, will continue to be available ….. This was clearly not a decision taken by the FT, since it has […]

Bits: £50-£300 off Emirates flights to Japan, double points on Marriott Mastercard, Nobu taking over a London Radisson

News in brief: Save £50-£300 on Emirates flights to Japan Emirates has launched a special promotion linked to the Rugby World Cup. You can save: £300 in First Class £150 in Business Class £50 in Economy Class Flights must: be booked by 31st July for […]

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates and one niche KLM route

We spent most of yesterday travelling back to London from holiday, so with time tight I thought I’d roll out one of our older ‘how to’ articles that won’t be familiar to new HFP readers. One of the ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ about […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began yesterday, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few more […]

QUICK DEAL: FA Cup semi-final tickets available for Emirates Skywards miles

I thought I’d drop this in as an extra quick item as the tickets may not still be there on Saturday. FA Cup semi-final tickets at Wembley have popped up for redemption with Emirates Skywards miles.  They are NOT a bargain but if you can’t get […]

Bits: James Hillier leaving BA, Emirates adds 2nd Stansted service with new First, £70 Opodo discount

News in brief: James Hillier to leave British Airways James Hillier, the man whose signature has probably adorned over one billion British Airways Executive Club emails over the years, is leaving the company this month. A lot of people don’t believe that James exists.  After […]

£250 wine, £790 cognac – part 3 of my review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER

This is the final part of my review of the Emirates First Class Suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. Part 1 of my Emirates First Class Suite review, which you can find here, talks about how I managed to book this ‘unbookable’ redemption and what it […]

Review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER! (Part 2)

This is the 2nd part of my review of the Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. Part 1 of my Emirates First Class Suite review, which ran on Tuesday and which you can find here, talks about how I managed to book this […]

Review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER! (Part 1)

This is my review of the Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. The review will run over three articles on different days.  Today I want to look at the background to the trip and how I managed to book it. There was, at […]

Bits: BA launches its BOAC 747, Osaka deal, £100 Emirates / Amex credit, 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

News in brief: BA’s repainted BOAC Boeing 747 takes off British Airways launched its first repainted aircraft yesterday, one of a handful of classic liveries that will be applied to selected planes this year as part of BA’s 100th birthday celebrations. It uses the livery […]

My review of the Emirates First Class lounge (Concourse B) at Dubai International Airport

The article you really want to see – my review of Emirates First Class in the new private suites on the Boeing 777-300ER fleet – is on the way in a couple of days. Before that, however, I need to run through my disappointing visit […]

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Bits: £1295 Qatar to Singapore ex-Sweden (560 tier points), Emirates scrapping chauffeurs on rewards, Aloft Dublin

News in brief: £1295 Qatar Airways business class fare to Singapore Qatar Airways is currently offering a £1295 business class fare from Stockholm to Singapore.  It is widely available for much of 2019 at SEK 14,700.  On some dates I saw it as low as […]

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