Buy, Gift, Transfer, Extend, 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, you can simply buy more Miles. Whether you’re within touching distance of a reward flight or you’d like to splurge on an upgrade, get there faster. It costs just US$30 per 1,000 Miles, and you can buy up to 100,000 Skywards Miles each 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. Whether it's 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 US$30 and you can gift up to 100,000 Miles each 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 to make your Miles go further. You can transfer Miles at a cost of US$15 per 1,000 Miles, and you can transfer up to a maximum of 50,000 Miles each year.

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Reinstate expired Skywards Miles

You can reactivate Skywards Miles that have expired in the past 6 months so they are added back into your account. It costs just US$20 per 1,000 Miles and you can reclaim up to 50,000 Skywards Miles each year.

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Extend expiring Skywards Miles

If your Skywards Miles are expiring soon, you can extend their validity for up to 12 months. For just US$20 per 1,000 Skywards Miles, you can purchase an extension up to 3 months prior to the date of expiration, and you can extend up to 50,000 Skywards Miles in each year.

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

Skywards Miles can now be bought, transferred, and reinstated only through emirates.com; Miles transactions can no longer be made through Emirates Retail Offices, Emirates Contact Centers, or at the airport.

Terms and conditions

1. Clicking any of the options to Buy Miles, Gift Miles, Transfer Miles, Extend Miles, or Reinstate Miles will take you away from emirates.com and transfer you from the Emirates website to the Points Platform, which is a third-party website powered by Points.com Inc. You acknowledge that Emirates Skywards will collect, use, and transfer to Points.com Inc. certain relevant member information held by Emirates, including information about any Skywards Member who will be a recipient of Skywards Miles when applicable and personal information you have provided to Emirates, such as identity data like name and email ID, Skywards account data like membership account number and Skywards Miles balance, transactional data like past purchase transactions and flight information, and behavioral data like campaign response and 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, Extend Miles, and Reinstate Miles transactions are processed and payments 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 from 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 using the Points Platform, the Emirates Skywards Member agrees 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 bought, gifted, transferred, extended, or reinstated by Skywards Members via the Points.com Inc. platform (“Points Platform”) provided the member has 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 bought by Eligible Skywards Members via the Points Platform for their personal use (“Buy Miles Standalone”) or as a gift to another Eligible Skywards Member (“Gift Miles”) in blocks of 1,000 Miles and at the cost of US$30 per 1,000 Miles, with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Miles. From time to time, eligible members will be given the option to top up their Skywards Miles balance when falling short of the Miles required to book an Emirates Flight Reward or an Emirates Upgrade Reward on emirates.com (“Buy Miles Inline,” together with “Buy Miles Standalone” and “Buy Miles”). Such members can buy Miles inline in blocks of 1,000 Miles at a cost of US$30 per 1,000 Miles, with an initial minimum purchase of 1,000 Miles. A member may receive a maximum of 100,000 purchased Miles total per year, including both purchases for him- or herself through Buy Miles and Miles received as a gift through Gift Miles. Tier Miles cannot be bought or gifted.

7. Skywards Miles can be transferred via the Points Platform from one Eligible Skywards Member to another (“Transfer Miles”) in blocks of 1,000 Miles at a cost of US$15 per 1,000 Miles. The initial minimum purchase required is 2,000 Miles; a member may send and receive a maximum of 50,000 Miles per calendar year. Tier Miles cannot be transferred.

8. Skywards Miles that are due to expire within the next three (3) months can be extended for an additional period of 12 months from the date of the original expiration via the Points Platform by Eligible Skywards Members (“Extend Miles”) at a cost of US$20 per 1,000 Miles. Skywards Miles that have expired within the past six (6) months can be reinstated for an additional 12 months from the date of purchase via the Points Platform by an Eligible Skywards Member (“Reinstate Miles”) at a cost of US$20 per 1,000 Miles. The initial minimum purchase for extension is 1,000 Miles; that combined maximum for both extending and reinstating Miles is 50,000 Miles per calendar year. Tier Miles cannot be extended or reinstated.

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

10. Skywards Miles bought, gifted, or transferred are valid for a minimum of 3 years from the date of the transaction and will expire at the end of the receiving member’s birth month in the third year. Extended Skywards Miles are valid for 12 months from the original expiration date and will expire at the end of such period. Reinstated Skywards Miles are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase; they will expire at the end of such period.

11. Skywards Miles can be bought, gifted, and transferred through emirates.com and through Emirates Contact Centers and Emirates Reservation and Ticketing Offices. Skywards Miles can be extended and reinstated only online, through emirates.com; Extensions and reinstatements may not be purchase at Emirates Contact Centers or Emirates Reservation and Ticketing Offices.

12. Payments to Buy Miles, Gift Miles, Transfer Miles, Extend Miles, or Reinstate Miles must be made with a credit card. 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 specified in the Skywards Member’s membership profile. Where payments are made in any currency other than US Dollars, the exchange rate applied may vary from the live exchange rate. In cases where payment in the member’s local currency is not supported, transactions will by default be processed in US 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 made 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 Center.

16. Skywards Miles can be bought, gifted, and transferred at any time; Skywards Miles can be extended within the last three (3) months prior to expiration and reinstated within six (6) months after expiration.

17. Skywards Miles can be bought, gifted, transferred, extended, and reinstated within the prescribed limits and must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to making a booking or reward redemption. Any transaction made to Buy Miles (whether through Buy Miles Standalone or through Buy Miles Inline ), Gift Miles, Transfer Miles, Extend Miles, or Reinstate Miles with the intent of redeeming such Miles for Rewards doesn’t guarantee the availability of such Rewards. Refunds of costs associated with purchasing Skywards Miles are not permitted, unless required by law.

18. Members may not sell Skywards Miles for cash or other consideration, and Members may not purchase Skywards Miles from third parties.

19. Recipients of any Skywards Miles who are not Skywards Members must enroll in Emirates Skywards in order to receive any such Skywards Miles.

20. Skywards Miles that are bought, gifted, transferred, extended, or reinstated do not count toward Tier status.

21. Points.com Inc.'s privacy policy(opens link) and terms and conditions(opens link) apply to transactions and payments processed. 

22. Emirates Skywards Program Rules(opens link) apply.