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Emirates Skywards launches Skywards+ to offer its members access to exclusive rewards

Emirates has announced that it has launched ‘Skywards+’, an online subscription platform to offer its 27 million members easy access to customized rewards and privileges throughout the year.

Initially piloted in 2019 with select members, Skywards+ is now available to all logged in and active Emirates Skywards members.


The loyalty programme has introduced multiple Skywards+ packages with different benefits to suit the needs of each individual member. Blue, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Tier members can subscribe to one of the following: Classic Package, at an annual subscription rate of USD 399; Advanced Package, at an annual subscription rate of USD 699; and Premium Package at an annual subscription rate of USD 999.

The Classic Package will offer the following advantages:

  • 20 percent bonus Skywards Miles
  • 5 kilograms of extra baggage allowance
  • access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge twice a year

The Advantage Package will offer:

  • 20 percent discount on upgrade rewards
  • 10 kilograms of extra baggage allowance or 1 additional piece for checked baggage
  • access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge five times a year

And the Premium Package will offer a chance to fast-track and retain tier status quicker with:

  • 20 percent Tier Miles bonus
  • 20 percent discount on flight upgrades
  • access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge ten times a year
  • 10 kilograms of extra baggage allowance or 1 additional piece of checked baggage

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Emirates Skywards was one of the first in the world to offer its members an extension on tier status until 2022. The validity of any Skywards Miles due to expire since April 2020 has also been further extended until 31 December 2021.

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 money-can’t-buy experiences.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently launched a new account-based payment system called ‘Emirates Pay’. The airline has also reopened on its dedicated First Class lounge at Dubai International Airport and has launched an all-new airport service at Dubai International Airport to assist passengers more better. The carrier has launched flights to Miami, Florida making it the airline’s 12th destination in the United States. Emirates, just a few days ago, announced a interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar. The airline has ramped up its operations across its network in response to pent-up demand. Emirates has resumed flights to Glasgow and has added a second Airbus A380 service to New York.

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