Emirates frequent flier programme Skywards has made it easier to redeem reward flights and earn travel and lifestyle rewards by giving members more flexibility in managing their Skywards Miles. The cost of buying or gifting Miles has been adjusted to USD 30 per 1,000 Miles, while transferring Miles costs USD 15 per 1,000 Miles giving members the opportunity to earn rewards faster. Transaction limits have also been increased enabling members to buy or gift up to 100,000 Skywards Miles per year and transfer up to 50,000 Miles a year.
In addition, the programme now enables members to reinstate expired Miles. Members who have miles that have expired in the last six months can reinstate them at a charge of USD 20 per 1,000 Miles.
Emirates Skywards partnered with Points, the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, to enhance the functionality to buy, gift, transfer and reinstate Skywards Miles giving members more flexibility in managing their Miles. The transactions can be made at emirates.com once the member is logged in.
Emirates Skywards membership is free. Besides flight rewards and upgrades, members can earn and redeem Skywards Miles through over 100 programme partners including airlines, hotels and retail & lifestyle outlets. Members also enjoy money-can’t-buy-experiences at popular events worldwide and access to 41 Emirates lounges in major cities worldwide. Other benefits include lounge access, priority check-in and boarding and special privileges for Wi-Fi and advanced seat selection on board.