There are 21 FAQs for Emirates Skywards: Earning Miles and Miles Accelerator
You can collect Skywards Miles just by making purchases with your credit card. If you have an Emirates co-branded credit card with Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Citibank, Emirates Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, or Standard Chartered Bank India, we will automatically credit your Emirates Skywards® account with any miles you have earned each month. If you hold a credit card with one of our other bank partners, please contact your credit card provider for more information or to ask for points to be transferred to your Emirates Skywards® account.
If you are the principal of a Family Bonus program, you will earn 20% of the base miles collected by nominated family members. Learn more about the Family Bonus program.
Family Bonus members only earn Skywards Miles at the rate of 20% of base miles plus any Business Class or First Class bonuses.
Only Emirates Skywards® members are entitled to excess baggage allowances. Family Bonus members are not entitled to lounge access by merit of membership in the Family Bonus program; however, Platinum members may invite family traveling with them into the airport lounge. Please see the separate FAQ on lounge access for guests. Platinum members can also nominate a spouse or partner for Gold membership and all its entitlements.
Family Bonus members do not have to be accompanied by the Family Bonus principal on flights; all they have to do is provide their membership number or card at the time of booking or check-in. Membership cards are mailed to the Family Bonus principal once he or she has qualified for an Emirates Skywards® membership card.
The Miles Accelerator offers you additional bonus Skywards Miles on a special selection of flights each month throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to earn more Skywards Miles and reach your rewards even faster.
Each month, selected flights are assigned bonus Skywards Miles. The Miles Accelerator allows you to search for these flights that can maximize the number of Skywards Miles you earn, depending on where are you planning to travel.
To qualify for Miles Accelerator bonuses, you simply need to register online, or "opt in," on the Miles Accelerator page and purchase a ticket within the same month. You can opt in after you buy your ticket, and also if you have bought your ticket over the phone or from a travel agent. Please note that you must opt in before you travel.
To ensure we can track your miles progress and credit bonus miles to your account, you must be opted in for a Miles Accelerator bonus before you travel. This information is stored in your Emirates Skywards® account, so that when you fly the extra miles automatically appear in your statement. If you purchase a ticket online, we will automatically opt you in. If you purchase a ticket from a travel agent, you can visit emirates.com and opt in before or after you buy your ticket, as long as you do so during the month of purchase.
Miles Accelerator offers are updated monthly. To opt in to the latest special bonuses, all you need to do is visit the site every month and conduct a quick search for the flights you are interested in.
Bonus miles that you are awarded by opting in to the Miles Accelerator will be credited on top of any other Skywards Miles you would normally earn, giving you the opportunity to reach your rewards even faster.
However, if you register for two or more Emirates Skywards® promotions and your flight is eligible for both, then only the highest eligible miles bonus will be counted.
Yes, any Skywards Miles you earn by opting in to the Miles Accelerator are the same whether you buy a Saver or Flex ticket.
Depending on what changes you make to your ticket, a number of different scenarios are possible. Please check the Terms & Conditions relating to the Miles Accelerator for more details, or call an Emirates Contact Center.
Yes, you can. Just visit the Miles Accelerator to opt in for your flight; this must be done before the end of the month in which you buy your ticket and before you travel.
The Miles Accelerator only adds bonus Skywards Miles to your account.