Emirates Skywards: Earning Miles

How to earn Skywards Miles

Earning Skywards Miles couldn’t be simpler. You will earn Miles whenever you:

  • fly with Emirates
  • fly with one of our partner airlines
  • are a customer of one of our leisure and lifestyle partners.

Maximising the number of Miles you can earn is simple, too - take advantage of our unique Skywards Miles Accelerator, offering bonus Miles on Emirates flights throughout the year. To view and qualify for the bonuses on offer, visit skywards.com or book your ticket online at emirates.com.

Remember, the more Miles you earn, the more rewards you can enjoy.

Earning with Emirates

As an Emirates Skywards member, you earn Miles every time you fly Emirates. How many Miles you earn is based on the route you fly, the type of fare you purchase and the class of cabin you travel in. When you reach Silver, Gold and Platinum status, you earn even more Miles.

Skywards Flex and Skywards Saver
There are two types of fare available from Emirates: Skywards Flex* and Skywards Saver**. Purchase a Skywards Flex fare, and you will earn 100% of the base Miles for that route. Choose a Skywards Saver fare, and you will earn 50% of the base Miles.

Cabin Bonuses
Additionally, you will earn 150% bonus Miles whenever you fly Emirates First Class, and 75% bonus Miles when flying Business Class.

Collecting Miles
Miles are accrued automatically, so there is nothing you need do other than to quote your Emirates Skywards membership number when you book your flight, and present your membership card when you check in. The Miles will be credited to your account when you reach your final destination, as per the fare you have purchased.

Tier Miles and bonuses
When you fly with Emirates, as well as earning Skywards Miles you will also earn the equivalent amount of Tier Miles. These are used to move you up the membership tier, from Blue to Silver to Gold to Platinum, opening up even more valuable benefits and rewards.

Once you reach Silver, Gold and Platinum status, you will also earn bonus Skywards Miles when you fly with Emirates – an additional 25% for Silver members, 50% for Gold and 75% for Platinum.

Partner airlines

When you fly with one of our distinguished partner airlines listed below, you’ll also earn Skywards Miles.

  • Alaska Airlines 
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Airways  
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Qantas^
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Portugal 

Earning with Skywards partners

You can also earn Skywards Miles with our leisure and lifestyle partners, partner hotels, car rental companies, financial institutions and credit card partners***. Plus, our partners regularly offer Skywards members a range of exclusive offers and rewards.

For more details, visit skywards.com.

*Skywards Flex fares are those with no eligibility restrictions that are available for purchase all year round.
**Skywards Saver fares are all other discounted fares that have eligibility restrictions, or have a limited sales period. Fares sold by other airlines that are partly flown on Emirates are also considered to be Skywards Saver fares.
***Currently available to members in Australia, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE.
^Codeshare flights across most parts of the combined Qantas and Emirates international network are now available for sale for travel from 31st March 2013.  
For Emirates Skywards members
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