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.

Bits: Emirates to close most routes from Wednesday, IHG turns over two London hotels for homeless self isolating

News in brief: 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, […]

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 […]

FOR NEW AND EXISTING USERS: Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has launched an EXCELLENT Black Friday promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles from just one booking. Importantly, this offer is open to ALL Rocketmiles customers.  It is not just for new users – even if […]

More Arsenal football tickets released for Emirates Skywards miles

Emirates has released a further batch of Arsenal football tickets for Emirates Skywards members who have miles to redeem. These cover all of the Premier League games until the end of the season.  I expect this to be the last major release apart from Europa […]

NEW: Get a 50% bonus on Emirates Skywards miles conversions to Heathrow Rewards points – 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 other airline partners

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 […]

More Arsenal football tickets now available for your Emirates Skywards miles

Emirates has released a new batch 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 being […]

Save 25% on Emirates Skywards flight 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 points or other airline 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 […]

Get £200 cashback with Emirates flights via American Express – 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 ticket redemptions for the new season

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 football 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 […]

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