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, 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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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 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, or Reinstate Miles will take you away from emirates.com and transfer you 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 that an Emirates Skywards Member provides 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, 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 purchased, received, transferred, or reinstated via the Points.com Inc. platform (“Points Platform”) by Skywards Members who have at least one prior earning activity in their 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 via the Points Platform by Eligible Skywards Members for their personal use (“Buy Miles”) or to gift to another Eligible Skywards Member (“Gift Miles”) in blocks of 1,000 Miles at a cost of US$30 per 1,000 Miles. The initial minimum purchase is 2,000 Miles. A member can purchase for self or to gift to another a maximum of 100,000 Miles per calendar year. Tier Miles cannot be purchased. 

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 have expired within the past six (6) months can be reinstated for an additional 12 months from the date of purchase by an Eligible Skywards Member via the Points Platform (“Reinstate Miles”) at a cost of US$20 per 1,000 Miles. The initial minimum purchase is 1,000 Miles; a member can reinstate a maximum of 50,000 Miles per 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 the conditions of obtaining Skywards Miles at any time are subject to change. 

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

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

12. Payments to Buy Miles, Gift Miles, Transfer 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. 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 purchased and transferred at any time; Skywards Miles can be reinstated within six (6) months of expiration. Skywards Miles can be purchased, transferred, and reinstated within the prescribed limits; transactions must be completed at least 48 hours prior to making a booking/redemption. Refunds of costs associated with purchasing Skywards Miles are not permitted, unless required by law.

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

18. Recipients of any Skywards Miles who are not Skywards Members must enroll in Emirates Skywards in order 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 and terms and conditions apply to transactions and payments processed. 

21. Emirates Skywards Program Rules apply.