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 program, 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.

The Skywards Miles you earn when flying Emirates are calculated using four basic inputs: route, fare type, class, and tier. You can maximize your miles income with the fare you choose and the 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.

Earning Miles by Route
  • Depends on your origin and destination 
  • Based on easy-to-identify geographic zones
Skywards Zones
Earning Miles by Fare
  • The number of miles you earn depends on the fare type you choose: Special, Saver, Flex, or Flex Plus. 
  • Use the Miles Calculator to check how many miles you will earn for each fare type on your chosen flight.
Skywards Fares
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

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.
  • You earn more Tier Miles on a Flex or Flex Plus fare than on a Special or Saver fare.
  • 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.


Your World Rewards

Earn Skywards Miles as well as Starpoints on both Emirates flights and SPG stays.

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?


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

  • Q.

    If I purchase a Flex or Flex Plus fare, does that mean it will be free to change at any time?


    As every ticket is unique, it’s best to check the fare rules when making your booking.Read More

  • Q.

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


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