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.

Emirates ‘one day deal’ from Spain – and launching Barcelona to Mexico City!

Emirates has announced a new daily service from Barcelona to Mexico City from 9th December. This will be a ‘fifth freedom’ tag to the Dubai to Barcelona service.  It is, apparently, not possible to reach Mexico City from Dubai directly due to the high altitude […]

It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards have relaunched ‘Your World Rewards’, the old Starwood scheme which allowed you to double dip with Emirates Skywards miles and Marriott Bonvoy points! The scheme was suspended to new sign-ups following the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, […]

See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards

Emirates Skywards is offering tickets for the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London for the 2nd year running.  This is the traditional mens event which runs immediately before Wimbledon. It runs from Monday 17th June.  Standard tickets are priced from 7,500 Skywards miles to 10,500 […]

Tickets for ALL ICC Cricket World Cup games available for Emirates Skywards miles

Tickets for ALL of the ICC Cricket World Cup games have popped up for redemption with Emirates Skywards miles.   (EDIT: Emirates has fixed the website bug and you can now redeem) I am not a cricket fan, by any means, so I can’t really comment […]

Get Rugby World Cup tickets with Emirates Skywards miles

Emirates Skywards has made a LOT of tickets for the Rugby World Cup available for redemption with Skywards miles. You can find out more on this page of the Emirates site (log-in required).  You need to look in two places – some tickets are being […]

Emirates wants to launch a new UK credit card

Emirates wants to launch a new UK credit card – and they are serious enough to be asking people to pick a preferred design. Emirates sent out a survey to some UK members of Emirates Skywards last week.  It offered entry to a prize draw […]

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 […]

Emirates offering French Open tennis tickets

If you’ve always wanted to go to Wimbledon but never managed to get tickets, Emirates Skywards members can now access the next best thing – the French Open at Roland-Garros in Paris. Standard ground entry tickets cost from 7,000 to 15,000 miles per person depending […]

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 travel between 1st August and 31st December be to Tokyo […]

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 […]

FA Cup semi-final tickets available for Emirates Skywards miles

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 tickets directly then this is your only option. Tickets are available in both sections of the ground, so there are four […]

Emirates adding a second Stansted service from June

Those of use who were sceptical when Emirates announced its Stansted service last year – and you can count me amongst them – have been proved wrong. A 2nd daily service from Stansted to Dubai will launch on 1st July.  Importantly, it will be another […]

£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 […]

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