Whilst Skywards Miles can be used to buy rewards, Tier Miles are collected to help you move up membership tiers, and are only earned when you fly with Emirates or a codeshare flight that carries an Emirates flight number (EK).
The number of Tier Miles that you earn during a qualification period determines the membership tier you belong to: Blue, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
Tier Miles are earned even on very short routes (starting at 1,000 for a return trip). This way, all our Emirates Skywards members have the opportunity to earn Tier Miles proportionately and build up their Miles faster, especially if they are frequent travellers.
Learn more about moving up to a higher tier.
Learn more about retaining your tier status.
Learn more about rolling tier qualification.
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