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.

Three reasons why British Airways flyers may find the new Qantas / Amex Membership Rewards tie-up useful

We ran two articles last week on Qantas Frequent Flyer joining UK American Express Membership Rewards as a transfer partner. This article is an overview of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Membership Rewards, and this article looks at whether you should use Qantas Frequent Flyer points […]

Fly EL AL? It’s a new option now Qantas Frequent Flyer has joined Amex Membership Rewards

On Monday, Qantas Frequent Flyer became a partner of American Express Membership Rewards in the UK. As promised, I wanted to answer the question: what are the best ways to spend Qantas Frequent Flyer points if you live in the UK?  I should caveat this by […]

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

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has brought back its EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles from just one night. The offer runs until the end of 2020.  If you don’t have any plans to […]

Emirates amazing First Class Suite is finally bookable in advance for miles!

The Emirates First Class Suite on the Boeing 777-300ER fleet fights it out with the new Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suite for the title of ‘Best First Class’. Singapore Airlines nudges it on space – you can see our walkaround of the new Singapore […]

Should you redeem your Emirates Skywards frequent flyer miles on easyJet?!

Emirates has a lot of high quality partnerships such as its established deal with Qantas.  It also works with many other well regarded legacy airlines such as JAL, giving members of the Emirates Skywards frequent flyer scheme more options for earning and spending miles.  We looked […]

Emirates Skywards makes big cuts to taxes and charges on redemption flights!

Emirates Skywards has, with no announcement, made large cuts to the taxes and charges it adds to redemption flights. Emirates Skywards, as a loyalty scheme, didn’t have much going for it.  As far as I was concerned, the best thing about it was the ability […]

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

EXTENDED AGAIN!: Get British Airways lounge access for 12 months via a (limited) Qatar Airways status match!

The Qatar Airways status match has been extended ….. again! It was due to end on Saturday but has now been pushed back to midnight UK time on Wednesday 27th May.  The list of participating airlines has not changed again and remains at five. Here is […]

BACK TO 5 AIRLINES & EXTENDED!: Get British Airways lounge access for 12 months via a (limited) Qatar Airways status match!

The Qatar Airways status match has changed ….. again! They have added back South African Airways and Singapore Airlines.  Virgin Australia remains missing.  It has also been extended again, to midnight UK time on Saturday 23rd May. Here is our original article on the match, […]

Emirates announces it will end all flights – then changes its mind

EDIT: Emirates has changed its mind again.  It now looks as if all passengers services, including the UK, WILL be suspended from Wednesday. The Middle Eastern airlines have, so far, been doing their best to carry on as usual during the coronavirus crisis. Because they […]

Which airlines let you transfer air miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your miles INTO a hotel points programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you […]

Get 3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points (= Avios) with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

On Tuesday I did an article bemoaning the lack of good hotel loyalty promotions at present.  There are only two options: Hilton Honors – 2,000 bonus points per stay (register) Radisson Rewards – up to 150,000 bonus points for up to 15 stays (register) I […]

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

Over the past few days I’ve been updating a few introductory articles to miles and points, in recognition of the fact that we get a lot of new readers in January as people start to look at planning their Summer travel. Today I want to […]

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