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Emirates and Emirates Skywards

Emirates Skywards is the frequent flyer program for Emirates. There are three tiers: Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The Emirates website is here if you want to find out more.  If you need to top up your account, the link to purchase Skywards miles is here.

Emirates Skywards does not have its own UK credit card but you can transfer points earned from American Express Platinum (high fee, high bonus), American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (free for a year, good bonus) and Amex Rewards Credit Card (no fee, small bonus!).

British Airways is now the 2nd biggest global operator of the A380

When anyone mentions the A380, you think of Emirates. This isn’t surprising, of course. Emirates is by far the bigger user of the aircraft and built its entire business model around the double .....

When anyone mentions the A380, you think of Emirates. This isn’t surprising, of course. Emirates is by .....

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Newcastle news: Flybe launches Heathrow and Belfast, Emirates adds flights

There are two bits of news today for anyone in the Newcastle Airport catchment area. The first is that Flybe is launching two new routes from the airport. Regular readers may notice that this .....

There are two bits of news today for anyone in the Newcastle Airport catchment area. The first is that Flybe .....

by Rob Burgess

How I put together my most complex redemption ever, using nine programmes

We’ve just returned from 12 days in the Middle East over half term. This turned out to be the most complex ‘miles and points’ trip I’ve ever arranged, coming together over a .....

We’ve just returned from 12 days in the Middle East over half term. This turned out to be the most .....

by Rob Burgess

United Airlines & Emirates announce a partnership – but may not include redemptions

After weeks of rumours (and obvious teases) United Airlines and Emirates have finally announced a partnership. The announcement was surprisingly thin on details and appears to be a statement of intent .....

After weeks of rumours (and obvious teases) United Airlines and Emirates have finally announced a partnership. .....

by Rhys Jones

Emirates and JetBlue end their frequent flyer partnership

Emirates and JetBlue are parting ways after a decade of collaboration, ending a low tax economy redemption option from the UK to the United States. (Redemptions in Mint, JetBlue’s business .....

Emirates and JetBlue are parting ways after a decade of collaboration, ending a low tax economy redemption .....

by Rhys Jones

How to get to Mauritius using air miles, as we begin our series on the island

Today we are starting a series of articles from a recent trip that Rhys took to Mauritius. For once, we are not focusing on the flight because it was British Airways Club World from London Gatwick. .....

Today we are starting a series of articles from a recent trip that Rhys took to Mauritius. For once, we are .....

by Rob Burgess

Get VIP tickets to the BMW PGA golf with your Emirates Skywards miles

A few weeks ago, Hilton Honors was offering tickets for the BMW PGA Golf Championship at Virginia Water in September. The cost was 80,000 Hilton Honors points for TWO people for a full VIP package for .....

A few weeks ago, Hilton Honors was offering tickets for the BMW PGA Golf Championship at Virginia Water in .....

by Rob Burgess

How do Emirates ‘My Family’ household accounts work?

Most people don’t realise that the British Airways style of family or household account is actually very rare.  Few other airlines let you pool 100% of the miles earned by your wider .....

Most people don’t realise that the British Airways style of family or household account is actually very .....

by Rob Burgess

Air Canada and Emirates to create a frequent flyer partnership

Air Canada and Emirates have announced their intention to create a new partnership. Launching in late 2022, the codeshare deal will allow passengers to book flights with Emirates to destinations .....

Air Canada and Emirates have announced their intention to create a new partnership. Launching in late 2022, .....

by Rob Burgess

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