Emirates Skywards, the loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out new measures to offer its members more support, flexibility and choice—allowing members to retain elite tier status until 2022. The loyalty program, according to Emirates, is one of the first in the world and the first in the region, to offer its members an extension on all tier status reviews scheduled for 2021, by an additional 12 months.
Here’s what you need to know:
Extending Tier Status
Emirates Skywards Silver and Gold members with a tier review date prior to December 31, 2021, will have their current tier status extended by an additional 12 months.
Emirates Skywards Platinum members with a tier review date prior to December 31, 2021, will also have their current tier status extended by 12 months, in addition to the Gold status of any nominee. (As an example, if a member has a current tier review date on March 31, 2021, their new tier review date will be extended to March 31, 2022.)
Extending Miles Validity
The loyalty program has also further extended the validity of any Skywards Miles due to expire since April 2020 until June 30, 2021. Skywards Miles can be redeemed up to 11 months in advance for an extensive range of rewards, including flight tickets on Emirates, flight upgrades, and many more privileges.
In addition, customers who purchase a ticket for travel on or before June 30, 2021 can change their travel dates or extend the ticket validity for two years.
More Ways to Retain Tier Status
Emirates Skywards will also be rolling out more initiatives throughout the year to help members retain tier status or fast-track to a higher tier status. Members can expect such “surprises” as bonus tier miles, complimentary tier upgrades, paid tier opportunities and more exclusive offers.
Emirates Skywards offers four tiers of membership: Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum, with each tier earning exclusive privileges. Members can earn Miles with partners ranging from airlines, hotels and car rentals to financial, leisure and lifestyle brands. Skywards Miles can be spent on flight tickets on partner airlines, hotel stays, hospitality at sporting and cultural events and other experiences.