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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!).

Emirates ending partner redemptions in First Class

If you are planning to redeem airline miles for Emirates First Class, it looks like Emirates Skywards will soon be your only option. Emirates appears to be moving towards a Lufthansa-style model, .....

If you are planning to redeem airline miles for Emirates First Class, it looks like Emirates Skywards will .....

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Emirates and the value of premium economy airline seating

An excellent article about the history and future of premium economy cabins appeared on AirlineRatings last week. It is called “Premium Economy bungle has cost airlines billions” and you .....

An excellent article about the history and future of premium economy cabins appeared on AirlineRatings last .....

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Get 5,500+ Avios or other miles with a £37+ Rocketmiles hotel booking

For much of 2020 and Q1 of 2021, hotel booking site Rocketmiles has been running an EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,500+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other .....

For much of 2020 and Q1 of 2021, hotel booking site Rocketmiles has been running an EXCELLENT ‘first .....

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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 friends .....

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

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

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles is currently running an EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles from just one night. .....

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles is currently running an EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

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