Buy, Gift, Transfer or Reinstate your Miles

More Miles for your money


Buy more Skywards Miles

If you’ve got your eye on a reward but don’t have enough Skywards Miles in your account, simply buy more Skywards Miles. Whether you’re within touching distance of a reward flight or you’d like to splash out on an upgrade, get there faster. It costs just USD 30 per 1,000 Miles and you can buy up to 100,000 Skywards Miles in a year.

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Give the gift of Skywards Miles

The next time you want to spoil a loved one, buy Skywards Miles for family and friends, and let them treat themselves. From flights or even hotel stays, they’ll find something to indulge in from our range of tempting rewards. The price of 1,000 Skywards Miles is USD 30 and you can gift up to a maximum of 100,000 Miles in a year.

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Transfer your Skywards Miles for less

If you can’t quite reach a particular  reward, transfer your Skywards Miles to family or friends so you can combine them in one account and make your Miles go further. You can transfer Miles at a cost of USD 15 per 1,000 Miles and you can transfer up to a maximum of 50,000 in a year.

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Reinstate expired Skywards Miles

If any of your Skywards Miles have expired in the past 6 months, you can reactivate them so that they are added back into your account. It costs just USD 20 per 1,000 Miles and you can reclaim up to 50,000 Skywards Miles in a year.

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More information

It may take up to 48 hours for the Miles to reflect in your account and be available to redeem.

Skywards Miles can henceforth be bought, transferred and reinstated only through emirates.com and can no longer be transacted through the Emirates Retail Offices or Emirates Contact Centre or at the Airport.

Terms and conditions

1. By clicking any of the above options to Buy Miles, Gift Miles, Transfer Miles or Reinstate Miles, you will leave emirates.com and you will be transferred from Emirates website to the Points Platform which is a third party website powered by Points.com Inc. The Emirates Skywards Member acknowledges that Emirates Skywards will collect, use and transfer to Points.com Inc. certain relevant member information held by Emirates including personal information which an Emirates Skywards Member provides to Emirates, such as; identity data like name, email ID, Skywards account data like membership account number, Skywards Miles balance, transactional data like past purchase transactions, flight information and behavioural data like campaign response, online activity.  Such disclosure shall be made in accordance with our Privacy Policy and for the purposes of enabling the Emirates Skywards Member to conduct the transaction and enable special offers from time to time from Emirates Skywards and our partners.

2. All Buy Miles, Gift Miles, Transfer Miles, Reinstate Miles transactions are processed and payments for the same are collected and processed by Points.com Inc. 

3. The contract for the use of the Points Platform, including the processing of any payments by Points.com Inc. via the Points Platform is between the Emirates Skywards Member and Points.com Inc.. Accordingly Points.com Inc.’s terms and conditions and privacy policy shall apply to the use of the Points Platform. Points.com Inc.’s use and disclosure of personal information may be different to Emirates. Points.com Inc. may not be bound by privacy laws that provide the same level of protection as those binding Emirates.

4. Emirates Skywards strongly recommends that the Emirates Skywards Member reads the terms and conditions. By utilising the Points Platform, the Emirates Skywards Member is agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions imposed by Points.com Inc. with respect to use of the Point Platform, including payment of all amounts when due and compliance with all rules and restrictions applicable to the use of the Platform. 

5. Skywards Miles can be purchased, received, transferred or reinstated by Skywards Members via the Points.com Inc. platform (“Points Platform”) who have at least one prior earning activity in his or her Emirates Skywards Account, earned by flying on Emirates or a Partner airline or through a Partner transaction (“Eligible Skywards Member”). Personal Detail Bonuses do not qualify as accruals for this purpose.

6. Skywards Miles can be purchased by an Eligible Skywards Member via the Points Platform for their personal use (“Buy Miles”) or as a gift to another Eligible Skywards Member (“Gift Miles”) in blocks of 1,000 miles and at the cost of USD 30 per 1,000 Miles. 2,000 Miles is the initial minimum purchase and the combined maximum a member can purchase for self or to gift another is 100,000 miles in a calendar year. Tier Miles cannot be purchased. 

7. Skywards Miles can be transferred by an Eligible Skywards Member to another via the Points Platform (“Transfer Miles”), in blocks of 1,000 miles and at the cost of USD 15 per 1,000 Miles. 2,000 Miles is the initial minimum purchase and the maximum transfer that can be sent and received by a member is 50,000 miles in a calendar year. Tier Miles cannot be transferred. 

8. Skywards Miles that have expired within the last six (6) months can be reinstated for an additional validity of 12 months from the day of purchase by an Eligible Skywards Member via the Points Platform (“Reinstate Miles”) at the cost of USD 20 per 1,000 Miles. 1,000 Miles is the initial minimum purchase and the maximum that can be purchased by a member for reinstating is 50,000 miles in a calendar year. Tier Miles cannot be reinstated.

9. The price of Skywards Miles and the rules associated with purchasing, transferring and reinstating Skywards Miles and/or conditions of obtaining Skywards Miles at any time are subject to change. 

10. Skywards Miles purchased/ transferred are valid for a minimum of 3 years from the date of purchase/ transfer and will expire at the end of the receiving member’s month of birth on the third year. Skywards Miles reinstated are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and will expire at the end of such period.

11. Skywards Miles can be purchased, transferred and reinstated online only through emirates.com. Skywards Miles cannot be purchased, transferred or reinstated through the Emirates Contact Centre, Emirates Reservation and Ticketing office. 

12. Members will only be able to use a credit card to complete payments to Buy Miles, Gift Miles, Transfer Miles and Reinstate Miles. Cash payments are not allowed.

13. Emirates Skywards Members are required to log in to their Emirates Skywards Account on emirates.com before being transferred to the Points Platform to complete the transaction. 

14. Transactions will be processed in a currency based on the Country of Residence mentioned in the Skywards Member’s membership profile. In cases where payment in the member’s local currency is not supported, the transactions will by default be processed in U.S Dollars. Local taxes may be levied and payable as per the policies of Emirates.

15. Skywards Miles will be credited to the Emirates Skywards Account within 48 hours after full and successful payment is settled by credit card via the Points Platform. In the event of Skywards Miles not being posted to the Account, Skywards Miles can be claimed by contacting an Emirates Contact Centre.

16. Skywards Miles can be purchased and transferred at any time while Skywards Miles can be reinstated within six (6) months of expiry. Skywards Miles can be purchased, transferred and reinstated within the prescribed limits and must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to making a booking/redemption. Refunds in respect of Skywards Miles purchased are not permitted, unless required by law.

17. A Member may not sell his or her Skywards Miles for cash or other consideration and a Member may not purchase Skywards Miles from a third party. 

18. If the recipient of any Skywards Miles is not a Skywards Member, the recipient must enrol in Emirates Skywards prior to being able to receive any such Skywards Miles.

19. Skywards Miles that are purchased, gifted, transferred or reinstated do not count toward Tier status.

20. Points.com Inc. privacy policy(Opens link) and terms and conditions(Opens link) apply to such transactions and payments processed. 

21. Emirates Skywards Programme Rules(Opens link) apply.