It would appear that at some point in the very recent past, Emirates quietly updated its JetBlue partner award chart to include the option for Skywards members to redeem their miles for travel in JetBlue's highly lauded First/Business Class "Mint" cabin. Economy awards have been bookable with Skywards miles for years (JetBlue and Emirates have a longstanding partnership) but this new development appears to have come out of nowhere and is very welcome news to those of us immersed in the miles & points world.
Emirates has announced that even though we're not through January yet, it is already taking steps to keep its elite flyers happy for another year. With the UAE awash with new cases of COVID-19 and with the nation now imposing stricter entry rules for visitors, the airline has decided to extend the tier statuses of its elite members into 2022.
IHG partners with 22 air travel loyalty programs to allow guests to earn miles in the place of IHG Rewards Club points and while the earnings rates aren't always particularly tempting, a limited-time promotion that's being offered in partnership with Emirates makes things a lot more interesting and may be of interest to anyone looking to top off a Skywards account.
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The Emirates Skywards loyalty program has launched a promotion which offers members the opportunity to speed up the march towards status if they purchase the right kind of fare. The key here really is the phrase "right kind of fare" because, unsurprisingly, the cheapest fares that Emirates offers don't qualify for this promotion.
Emirates says that its Skywards loyalty program now attracts, on average, 220,000 new members every month and that last week the total Skywards membership crossed the 20 million mark.
As part of their 15th birthday celebrations Emirates is splashing around their SkyWards Miles. Emirates will be making 15 "Skywards Millionaires" between now and the...