Emirates frequent flyer program is called Emirates Skywards. Once signed up, two different types of points are up for grabs. The first of these is Skywards miles, and the easiest way to earn them is either by booking airfare with Emirates or their partner airlines or using certain branded credit cards (Emirates has their own cards, but other providers will allow you to rack up points too). When flying, the number of Skyward miles earned is determined by several factors, including flight price, route taken, and elite member status – something we will get to shortly.
When passengers have enough points, they can be redeemed in various ways. While many options exist - such as hotel stays and holiday experiences - the best value for money is purchasing flights or buying cabin upgrades on existing tickets.
The second type of miles is tier miles, which can only be accumulated by flying with Emirates or FlyDubai. Rather than being redeemed, these are used to determine a passenger's elite status, with higher tiers bringing better perks and benefits.
Emirates Skywards Silver - 25,000 tier miles or 25 flights
25% extra Skyward miles
Priority boarding and check-in
Emirates Skywards Gold - 50,000 tier miles or 50 flights
Same benefits as Silver
50% extra Skyward miles
Priority baggage delivery
Guaranteed seats on booked flights
Emirates Skywards Platinum - 150,000 tier miles
Same benefits as Gold
No expiry of Skyward miles
75% bonus Skyward miles
Extra baggage allowance
Ability to nominate someone for gold membership