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American Express membership rewards take flight with Emirates

American Express today welcomes Emirates Skywards to the industry-leading Membership Rewards program.   American Express Card Members enrolled in Membership Rewards are now able to transfer points into the Emirates Skywards program and redeem Skywards Miles for travel on one of the world’s leading airlines.

To celebrate the partnership, American Express and Emirates will offer a limited time transfer bonus.  Eligible Card Members in the U.K, France and U.S who transfer points to Emirates Skywards between 8th  and 21st November will receive a 25% bonus.

During this promotion as little as 36,000 points are needed to redeem an Economy Class return ticket between London Heathrow and Dubai on Emirates.  For just 72,000 points, an economy round trip between London Heathrow and Sydney can be redeemed, with a Business Class ticket starting as low as 144,000 points and a one-way upgrade from just 50,000 points.  Reward flights are available from any of Emirates six regional hubs in the UK to any of the over 136 destinations in the Emirates network.

“Emirates is known for service and innovation, two of our core values at American Express,” said Josh Silverman, president Consumer Services at American Express.  “Bringing Emirates Skywards into the Membership Rewards program opens up new pathways to the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the US for our global Card Members.”

Emirates raises the bar for air travel, providing exceptional service and in-flight experiences on flights to more than 136 destinations worldwide. With one of the world’s youngest fleets, Emirates makes 112 non-stop passenger flights per week out of the UK to Dubai; five services a day from Heathrow, three daily from London Gatwick and Manchester, two per day from Birmingham and Glasgow and a daily service from Newcastle. In Dubai, passengers can connect to flights to Emirates’ global network which spans over 136 destinations across six continents in 77 countries.

“The partnership with American Express is a new milestone enabling us to offer the unique experience of flying with Emirates to Card Members,” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline. “We can reach American Express’ loyal Card Member base and allow them to enjoy the exclusive privileges of a rewarding frequent flyer program.”

The award-winning Emirates Skywards program enables members to earn and spend miles for air travel and upgrades on the Emirates network, with partner airlines, as well as with select hotels, car rental and retail partners. Next to flights and upgrades, Skywards Miles can also be redeemed for tickets to soccer games, including New York Cosmos or for the Americas Cup. Skywards Miles are valid for three years and can be redeemed at any time to book award travel on Emirates flights without blackout dates.

Emirates joins 16 other leading airlines in the Membership Rewards program through American Express, including Delta, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, allowing eligible Card Members to transfer Membership Rewards points to redeem award flights and upgrades.

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