Emirates launches Skywards+ for global members

Web DeskWeb Editor

18th Aug, 2021. 04:02 pm

KARACHI: The Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has launched an online subscription platform “Skywards+” to offer its 27 million members easy access to customised rewards and privileges throughout the year, a statement said.

Initially piloted in 2019 with select members, Skywards+ is now available to all logged in and active Emirates Skywards members.

Starting at an annual subscription rate of $399, the members can sign up on emirates.com and enjoy benefits such as bonus Skywards Miles, bonus Tier Miles, discounted upgrade rewards, airport lounge access, preferential Cash + Miles rates, and much more, it said.

The loyalty programme has introduced multiple Skywards+ packages with personalised benefits to suit the needs of each individual member. Blue, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Tier members can subscribe to one of the following: Classic Package, at an annual subscription rate of $399; Advanced Package, at an annual subscription rate of $699; and Premium Package at an annual subscription rate of $999.

The Classic Package will offer members 20 per cent bonus Skywards Miles; access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge twice a year; and 5kg of extra baggage allowance.

The Advanced Package will offer members 20 per cent discount on upgrade rewards; 10kg of extra baggage allowance or one additional piece for checked baggage; and access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge five times a year.

The Premium Package will offer members a chance to fast-track and retain tier status quicker with 20 per cent Tier Miles bonus; 20 per cent discount on flight upgrades; access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge 10 times a year; and 10kg of extra baggage allowance or one additional piece of checked baggage.

The Emirates Skywards continues to lead the industry with world-class, innovative offerings. The loyalty programme was one of the first in the world to offer its members an extension on tier status until 2022.

The validity of any Skywards Miles due to expire since April 2020 has also been further extended until December 31, 2021, providing the Emirates Skywards members with more opportunities to spend Miles on an extensive range of benefits and privileges.

The Emirates Skywards offers four tiers of membership, Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum, with each tier earning exclusive privileges. The members can earn Miles with partners ranging from airlines, hotels and car rentals to financial, leisure and lifestyle brands.

The Skywards Miles can be spent on flight tickets on partner airlines, hotel stays, hospitality at sporting and cultural events, and money-can’t-buy experiences, it added.

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