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Emirates Skywards: Skysurfers

There are 7 FAQs for Emirates Skywards: Skysurfers.

What is Skysurfers?
Skysurfers is our club for young frequent flyers aged between two and 16. Members earn Miles with Emirates and our partners in the same ways and at the same rate as the Emirates Skywards programme. Skysurfers can redeem their Miles for free flights or a variety of exciting rewards, with the approval of their appointed parent or guardian. For more details, please visit the Skysurfers website.
What are the benefits of Skysurfers?

The benefits of the Skysurfers programme are similar to the Emirates Skywards programme. A Skysurfers member can attain Silver or Gold status and benefits in exactly the same way as an Emirates Skywards member. In addition, Skysurfers also enjoy extra benefits when travelling and have their own exclusive website, membership card and special Skysurfers offers and events designed for young frequent flyers. Skysurfers are not eligible for Platinum membership.

Benefits of Silver and Gold Skysurfer membership do not include the use of airport lounges. However, a Skysurfer member of any tier status may accompany a relative or guardian with Platinum status into an airport lounge. 

How do young flyers enrol in Skysurfers?

Please print off and fill in an application form, which must be signed by a legal parent or guardian. This can then be sent to your nearest Emirates Contact Centre. Please visit the Skysurfers website for more details about the programme.

Does the Skysurfers programme have Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers?

Skysurfers members can move to Silver and Gold tiers in exactly the same way as Emirates Skywards members. However, there is no equivalent Platinum tier for Skysurfers members.

How do Skysurfers members redeem Miles for Emirates rewards or partner rewards?

Emirates flight rewards

There are two ways to spend Skysurfers Miles on Emirates flight rewards:

  • A parent or guardian should sign a printed copy of the online reward form which can then be sent to an Emirates Contact Centre. 
  • If you are an Emirates Skywards member, you can book Emirates flight rewards on behalf of a Skysurfers member online, provided that you are the nominated parent or guardian and you have linked your account to your child’s account.

Please note that some rewards may also require a parent or guardian’s credit card number e.g. a flight reward will require a credit card number to pay the compulsory tax charged by airports for the journey.

Partner rewards

To redeem Skysurfer Miles with an Emirates Skywards partner, a parent or guardian should sign the relevant form and send it to an Emirates Contact Centre. Skysurfer Miles can be redeemed with the following partners: 

Partner airlines

Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, JetBlue, Korean Air, Qantas, South African Airways, Skysurfers redemption request form

Hotels

Marriott, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Skysurfers redemption request form

Retail & Lifestyle

 
Can I book a reward on emirates.com using Miles from a Skysurfers or Emirates Skywards minor account?

Yes, however, this online functionality is only available to parents/guardians who are Emirates Skywards members and have their child’s account linked to their account. Once you are logged in to your linked account on emirates.com, you can view a drop-down list that allows you to select from account numbers before making the reward booking.

How do I link a Skysurfers or a Skywards minor account to my Emirates Skywards account?

Please send a signed letter to your nearest Emirates Contact Centre, requesting that your Emirates Skywards account is linked to your child’s Skysurfers or Emirates Skywards minor account. Please ensure that all the relevant account information has been included in your letter.

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