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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!).

What is the best FREE Visa or Mastercard for earning miles and points?

I was thinking of making this article part of the ‘Preparing for Summer’ series.  After all, it is very common to find yourself on holiday in a small town where American Express cards .....

I was thinking of making this article part of the ‘Preparing for Summer’ series.  After all, .....

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‘Credit Card Offers’, updated for July 2013

I have updated the ‘Credit Card Offers‘ page at the top of the site for July. It has been a relatively quiet month, although a number of excellent promotions are still running. You .....

I have updated the ‘Credit Card Offers‘ page at the top of the site for July. It has been a .....

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What I did when BA tried to downgrade us from Club World at the airport

When I was younger, I used to specialise in getting offloaded from oversold flights.  My time was very flexible, and cash compensation, a hotel room, my food paid for and an upgrade to business class .....

When I was younger, I used to specialise in getting offloaded from oversold flights.  My time was very .....

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Hilton offering bonus miles with various airlines

Hilton HHonors has started to drip feed a number of promotions into the market which offer bonus miles for people who choose the ‘Hilton HHonors points and airline miles’ collection option .....

Hilton HHonors has started to drip feed a number of promotions into the market which offer bonus miles for .....

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Emirates Skywards launches new ‘Platinum’ elite tier

Emirates has added a new elite tier to its Skywards programme – Platinum. Timed to match the launch of its new partnership with Qantas, the new tier will begin on April 1st. The benefits, to be .....

Emirates has added a new elite tier to its Skywards programme – Platinum. Timed to match the launch of .....

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Emirates Skywards reveals earning and burning rates for Qantas flights

This is a topic that is only of marginal interest to Head for Points readers, so instead of writing a long post I will direct you to this excellent post on Loyalty Lobby. Here you find the earnings .....

This is a topic that is only of marginal interest to Head for Points readers, so instead of writing a long .....

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Emirates’ new A380 First Class lounge (or is that First Class Terminal?)

If you like luxury airport lounges, I recommend this article from US site One Mile At A Time. Ben got to visit the new A380 pier in Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3. This is truly a unique design, .....

If you like luxury airport lounges, I recommend this article from US site One Mile At A Time. Ben got to visit .....

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The wheels on the First Class bus go round and round ….

Here is something else I picked up from our Dubai holiday via Gulf News. British Airways has historically had a bad reputation for bussing passengers from the plane to the airport. Things have .....

Here is something else I picked up from our Dubai holiday via Gulf News. British Airways has historically had .....

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Emirates to offer redemptions on easyJet … honestly

There is no doubt that Emirates offers a fantastic in-flight service.  The First Class flight I took in one of their Airbus A380 First Class Suites three years ago is still my best … flight .....

There is no doubt that Emirates offers a fantastic in-flight service.  The First Class flight I took in one .....

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Finally, the British Airways version of Hilton’s Q4 promotions

I have written a few posts in recent weeks about specific airline promotions running with Hilton. The Virgin Atlantic promotion I covered here is probably the most generous.  Other versions include: .....

I have written a few posts in recent weeks about specific airline promotions running with Hilton. The Virgin .....

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More variants of the Hilton Q4 promotion have appeared

A couple of days ago I wrote here about the generous Hilton HHonors promotion with Virgin Atlantic running over the next three months. Hilton has now released new versions of this promotion covering .....

A couple of days ago I wrote here about the generous Hilton HHonors promotion with Virgin Atlantic running .....

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A new route to the Maldives with Star Alliance miles

Whilst the Maldives is a very popular high-end holiday destination, it has always been a tricky one to score with airline miles. A lot of people were delighted when British Airways began flying the .....

Whilst the Maldives is a very popular high-end holiday destination, it has always been a tricky one to score .....

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