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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 enjoy.

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

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

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How to earn Miles

Skywards Miles

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

The Skywards Miles you earn when flying Emirates or flydubai are calculated using four basic inputs: fare type, class and tier. You can maximize your Miles 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.

To see how many Miles you can earn on flydubai flights, use the flydubai Miles Calculator.

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Earning Miles by Route

  • Depends on your origin and destination 
  • Based on easy-to-identify geographic zones

Earning Miles by Fare

  • The number of Miles you earn depends on the fare type you choose. On Emirates you have a choice of Special, Saver, Flex, or Flex Plus. On flydubai you have a choice of Special, Pay to Change, Free to Change, or Business Basic.
  • Use the Miles Calculator to check how many miles you will earn for each fare type on your chosen flight.

Earning Miles by Class

Earning Miles by Tier

  • 25% bonus Skywards Miles for Silver members 
  • 50% bonus Skywards Miles for Gold members 
  • 75% bonus Skywards Miles for Platinum members
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Tier Miles

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

  • You earn Tier Miles when taking an Emirates or flydubai flight (a flight number starting with EK or FZ).
  • We calculate how many Tier Miles you receive according to the route, fare, and class you fly.

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.

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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

There are 2 FAQs for Earning Miles.
  • Question

    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

  • Question

    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