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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!).

Sign-up bonus on the Emirates credit cards doubled – worth a look?

MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards.  This is not as good as the offer which ran last September and is the same as the one they ran in June 2014 .....

MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards.  This is not as good as .....

by Rob Burgess18 comments

Which airlines let you transfer 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 points INTO a hotel .....

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is .....

by Rob Burgess65 comments

Get 50% off Emirates economy redemptions …. but still not great value

Emirates is currently running a ‘flash’ redemption sale.  You can save 50% on the usual number of Skywards miles required for a redemption in Economy in Saver class. Unfortunately, just .....

Emirates is currently running a ‘flash’ redemption sale.  You can save 50% on the usual number of .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying on Emirates!

Here is another of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’. There are many good reasons to fly Emirates from the UK to the Middle East, Asia, Australasia etc.  They .....

Here is another of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’. There are many good .....

by Rob Burgess39 comments

Negative earning and upgrade changes at Emirates Skywards

Emirates has announced some retrograde changes to its Skywards loyalty programme.  These come into effect from February 1st. The changes are complex but the main impact is to reduce the miles earned .....

Emirates has announced some retrograde changes to its Skywards loyalty programme.  These come into effect .....

by Rob Burgess23 comments

Will Airbus drop the A380?

I don’t normally cover general aviation news on Head for Points but this story is of interest.  At a conference in London last week, the Chief Financial Operator of Airbus said that the company .....

I don’t normally cover general aviation news on Head for Points but this story is of interest.  At a .....

by Rob Burgess25 comments

The great business class bake off – Qatar Airways v BA v Emirates

Over a four week period recently I flew Qatar Airways, Emirates and British Airways in business class on a flight which included a main meal. I thought it would be a bit of fun to compare the three .....

Over a four week period recently I flew Qatar Airways, Emirates and British Airways in business class on a .....

by Rob Burgess48 comments

Sign-up bonus on the Emirates credit cards increased – worth applying?

MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards. It is an improved version of the promotion that ran in June, which was actually the first time that there had ever .....

MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards. It is an improved version .....

by Rob Burgess14 comments

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