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Earning Miles

Generating Miles wealth couldn't be simpler, and the more Miles you earn, the more rewards and benefits you can enjoy.

There are two types of Miles in the Emirates Skywards programme, which are valuable in different ways.

  • Skywards Miles can be redeemed for a variety of rewards and can be earned through flights, promotions and partner offers.
  • Tier Miles are collected only when you fly with Emirates and help you reach the next tier of membership to enter a wider world of benefits.
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How to earn Miles with Emirates


Skywards Miles

Every time you fly with Emirates you earn Skywards Miles, even on a special fare.

In addition, our unique Miles Accelerator feature can help you find flights that give you bonus Skywards Miles, especially if you can be flexible with your travel dates and timings.

The Skywards Miles you earn when flying Emirates are calculated using four basic inputs: route, fare type, class and tier. So you can maximise your Miles income depending on what fare you choose and what class you fly in. Once you reach the Silver tier you also begin to collect additional Miles based on your tier status.

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Miles Calculator

See how many Miles you can earn or where they can take you

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Earning Miles by Route
  • Depends on your origin and destination 
  • Based on easy-to-identify geographic zones
Skywards Zones
Route
Earning Miles by Fare
  • 50% Skywards Miles with a Skywards Saver Fare 
  • 100% Skywards Miles with a Skywards Flex Fare
Skywards Fares
Fare
Earning Miles by Class
Class of Travel
Earning Miles by Tiers
  • 25% bonus Miles for Silver members 
  • 50% bonus Miles for Gold members 
  • 75% bonus Miles for Platinum members
Find out how tiers work
Tiers

Tier Miles

You also earn Tier Miles in addition to Skywards Miles every time you fly with Emirates on any fare type. They cannot be spent and are only used to build up your tier status from Blue, through Silver and Gold, to Platinum.

  • Taking an Emirates flight (a flight number starting with EK) is the only way you can earn Tier Miles.
  • We calculate how many Tier Miles you receive according to route, fare and class.
  • A Skywards Flex fare always earns you more Tier Miles.
  • You earn bonus Tier Miles when you choose to fly Business Class or First Class.
 

Earn Miles with our Partners

You earn Skywards Miles when you are a customer of one of our global partners, who often offer special seasonal promotions on top of their usual Miles rates. Visit our partners’ pages to find out about their current offers and please remember to quote your membership number when booking so we can credit your Miles account.

 

Other ways to boost your Skywards Miles

Other ways to boost your Skywards Miles

Our popular features and promotions allow you to increase your frequent flyer Miles income:

 

Spending Miles

Now you know about all the different ways you can easily earn Miles, discover how you can spend them

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Frequently Asked Questions

Earning Miles
  • Q.

    When will Miles be credited to my account?

    A.

    Miles are credited to your account after you’ve physically flown from your origin airport to your destination airport. Read More

  • Q.

    Why should I buy a Skywards Flex fare when a cheaper Skywards Saver fare is available?

    A.

    It depends on what suits your needs at the time of booking. Saver fares are always cheaper than Flex fares. Read More

  • Q.

    What are the benefits of each of the different membership tiers?

    A.

    There are lots of things to look forward to in every tier. Read More