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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!).

Earning airline miles with ‘2nd tier’ car rental companies

Last month I published a long piece on earning Avios points for car rentals. In summary, whilst the ONLY partner for British Airways Executive Club members is Avis via the special avisba website, this .....

Last month I published a long piece on earning Avios points for car rentals. In summary, whilst the ONLY .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

Impressive Emirates business class sale from Sweden

Emirates sent me details of some aggressive sale fares that are available from Stockholm.  The First and business class fares must be booked before the 18th July for travel by 10th December.  .....

Emirates sent me details of some aggressive sale fares that are available from Stockholm.  The First and .....

by Rob Burgess8 comments

Good long-haul business class cash deals with Emirates and Qatar

Both Emirates and Qatar are currently running some interesting long-haul deals, although both have a little catch. Emirates Emirates is running some interesting business class deals – but you .....

Both Emirates and Qatar are currently running some interesting long-haul deals, although both have a little .....

by Rob Burgess14 comments

My review of the Emirates lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the Emirates Airline lounge at Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport in London. We flew to Dubai last week on Emirates.  (Skywards miles redemption, via transferred American Express .....

This is my review of the Emirates Airline lounge at Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport in London. We flew to Dubai .....

by Rob Burgess17 comments

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Emirates Skywards American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Emirates Skywards UK credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying .....

This is my review of the Emirates Skywards UK credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

And the credit card of the year award goes to ….

For reasons unknown, I was not invited to “The Cards & Payment Awards” award ceremony a couple of weeks ago. It is, however, an intriguing look at how people who do not know much about .....

For reasons unknown, I was not invited to “The Cards & Payment Awards” award ceremony a couple .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

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. It is even less known today .....

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up .....

by Rob Burgess21 comments

First Emirates and easyJet, now its Etihad and Flybe in partnership

Of all the stories I wrote last year, the one which you would most expect to be an April Fool is probably this one – that Emirates and easyJet have formed a partnership to let you redeem .....

Of all the stories I wrote last year, the one which you would most expect to be an April Fool is probably this .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

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