Emirates: Skywards status extended until 2022
With flying much reduced across all airlines, frequent flyer schemes are having to extend benefits to keep their premium flyers happy. Most have already extended the status of their top-tier fliers by a year or so, including Qantas and Virgin.
Emirates is following suit with the sliver, gold and platinum status members of their Skywards frequent flyer scheme
Status & miles extended
For platinum, gold and silver members with status running out prior to the end of December 2021, then you can add another 12 months, taking you into 2022. For platinum’s – the gold status of your nominee is also extended
The validity of your Skywards Miles has also been extended, if they are due to expire anywhere between April 2020 to 30 June 2021. Further, for tickets booked before 30 June 2021, you can change dates or extend the ticket up to 2 years
Emirates is also promising the following incentives:
‘Members can look forward to a year of delightful surprises including bonus tier miles, complimentary tier upgrades, paid tier opportunities, and many more exclusive offers.’
My experience of Emirates is confined to a return flight to Bangkok on an A380. The experience was pretty good if a little hospitality by numbers. If you are interested follow the link to the full review.
These extensions and proposed incentives are in line with what most airlines’ frequent flyers schemes are offering to retain their top-tier customers. This is good news if you are one of the 27 million Skywards members.