Emirates Skywards is offering a special bonus this season for its members to earn double tier miles when making a booking within the next week. This means you can reach your next tier faster if you’re falling short.
Members can avail of this offer by registering for the promotion and booking their tickets from November 26, 2018, to December 3, 2018, inclusive (according to Dubai time). The promotion is valid for travel until 31 March, 2019.
Members would need to book “Flex” or “Flex Plus” fare tickets in any class on Emirates Airlines or “Free to Change” in Economy or “Business Basic” in Business Class on Flydubai. The bonus will apply to new tickets purchased in this period and on the original ticketed class (regardless of subsequent upgrades/changes).
To achieve Silver tier, a member must have 25,000 Tier Miles or take 25 flights. For Gold tier, a member must have 50,000 Tier Miles or take 50 flights, and for Platinum tier, the requirements are 150,000 Tier Miles.
Take a look at a sample booking for the middle of January 2019. An Economy Flex ticket from Dubai to London will earn a Blue Tier Member 9,000 Tier Miles – double the usual 4,500 Tier Miles.
In a similar sample booking from Mumbai to London, in Business Class, a Blue Tier Member can earn 18,754 Tier Miles. That works out to 13,128 Tier Miles you would generally get plus an additional 5,626 Tier Miles (double the base 2,813).
We haven’t figured out our holiday plans yet, but this offer is going to push us to finalise our plans soon and book our tickets this week!
This offer is a great way to accelerate your membership status to Silver, Gold or Platinum in time for the Christmas/New Years Eve holidays. While Emirates’ is not the best for redemptions, the soft benefits, including the lounge and random upgrades are good enough for me to keep an eye on opportunities to knock up my Emirates status.