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.

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 […]

Review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER! (Part 2)

This is the 2nd 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 ran on Tuesday and which you can find here, talks about how I managed to book this […]

Review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER! (Part 1)

This is my review of the Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. The review will run over three articles on different days.  Today I want to look at the background to the trip and how I managed to book it. There was, at […]

British Airways Osaka deal, and get a £100 Emirates / Amex credit

News in brief: British Airways Club World deal to Osaka BA is offering a £1,999 deal on Club World seats to Osaka, but with very restricted dates.  You need to travel between 1st and 15th April and book by 11th March. To maximise your miles […]

My review of the Emirates First Class lounge (Concourse B) at Dubai International Airport

The article you really want to see – my review of Emirates First Class in the new private suites on the Boeing 777-300ER fleet – is on the way in a couple of days. Before that, however, I need to run through my disappointing visit […]

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Emirates removing free chauffeur cars on Skywards bookings

It seems that Emirates Skywards has decided to follow the lead of Etihad Guest and remove free chauffeur cars on Business and First Class reward flights. This is disappointing, as it helped offset the ludicrously high (even by British Airways standards) ‘taxes and charges’ added […]

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

(EDIT: some people are having trouble with points posting if they buy the cheapest £5.50 tickets.  Reader feedback generally seems to be that they will appear but after a delay, whilst the bonus posts immediately for other ticket types.) Heathrow Rewards and Heathrow Express have […]

Odd redemption deals you might not know – Emirates & easyJet, Etihad and Flybe

Emirates and Etihad, the two major UAE airlines, have a lot of high quality partnerships such as the Emirates deal with Qantas. They have have some lower quality or just plain weird partnerships.  Two of the oddest are: the Emirates partnership with easyJet, now six […]

See ATP tennis at the O2 with Emirates miles or Amex Membership Rewards points

Emirates Skywards is currently offering standard and VIP tickets to the Nitto ATP tennis tournament at the O2 in November. The tournament runs from the 11th – 18th November, with both day and evening sessions available.  It is 7,500 Emirates Skywards miles for one standard […]

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