Spending Miles

The best part about earning Miles is deciding how to spend them; it won’t take you long to reach exciting rewards. You could earn enough Miles for an upgrade after just one long-distance trip.

As well as reward flights and upgrades on Emirates, you can spend your Miles with our worldwide partners. Choose from flights with our partner airlines, luxury hotel stays, fun-filled family days out, or even tickets to a wide range of sporting and cultural events across the globe.

Your Miles are valid for three years, so you’ll have plenty of time to save up for something really special.

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We share your passion for travel, so it’s no surprise that one of the most popular ways to spend Miles is to explore new places. There are two ways you can use your Miles to pay for flights: Book Classic Rewards or use Cash+Miles to book any Emirates seat and bring down the cost of your ticket. It’s easy to book online, and you can even upgrade using Miles to experience First Class or Business Class on the journey. And remember, you can use your Miles to treat family and friends too. Cash+Miles can be used to pay for Emirates-marketed and operated flights only; Miles are applied to the base ticket fare. Terms and conditions apply.

Classic Rewards

Use your Skywards Miles to book flights to any destination across our network, in any class.

  • Pay the full cost of your ticket using your Skywards Miles.
  • Start at 15,000 Skywards Miles
  • Saver and Flex Plus reward fares available. One-way rewards available on Flex Plus fares.
  • Simply choose Classic Rewards to pay with Miles when you book online.

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*Skywards Miles can be redeemed for the base ticket fare, excluding carrier-imposed charges, taxes, and fees.


Use your Miles to book any Emirates seat and reduce the cost of your ticket.

  • Pay for your flight using a combination of cash and Skywards Miles
  • Choose how many Miles to put towards the cost of your ticket, starting at 2,000 Skywards Miles
  • We’ll instantly take the applicable amount* off your fare when you make your payment

Learn more about Cash+Miles

*The conversion rate will vary. See Cash+Miles Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Reward upgrades

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to experience more on your journey, upgrade your flight online using your Skywards Miles.

  • Upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class or from Business Class to First Class
  • Upgrade from just 9,000 Skywards Miles
  • Decide at the last minute with instant upgrades at check-in and on board. Special tickets are not eligible for reward upgrades. Business Class Saver Fare tickets can be upgraded at any time up to six hours before departure. Economy Class Saver tickets can only be upgraded at the time of online check-in, at the airport, or on board. Upgrades are subject to availability.

Upgrade an existing booking

Other ways to spend your Skywards Miles


Spend your Skywards Miles on hotel stays at over 400,000 properties worldwide with Rocketmiles.

More about Rocketmiles
Donate Miles

Your contribution can support charities around the world and make a difference to many lives.

More about donating Miles
Culture & Sport

Spend your Skywards Miles and attend some of the most popular events across the globe.

More about event tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

Spending Miles

There are 3 FAQs for Spending Miles.
  • Question

    What are the differences between Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus flight rewards?


    Saver rewards offer exceptional value when traveling in lower-demand periods or when you are willing to choose alternative flights to reach your destination. Read More

  • Question

    Can I check whether an upgrade reward is available before I purchase my ticket?


    Yes. Your nearest Emirates contact center will be pleased to assist you. Read More

  • Question

    As an Emirates Skywards member, how can I use Cash+Miles?


    With Cash+Miles, you can convert your Skywards Miles into cash and put them towards the cost of your flight. Read More