Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale valid for purchases made until December 31, 2020.
Skywards members can buy miles at 20%, 30%, or 35% off, depending on how many have been sold already.
You can access this offer on the Emirates website here.
Note that base and Silver members can buy 100,000 and Gold/Platinum 200,000 Skywards miles in a calendar year. Emirates has, however, reset the miles purchase limit on August 16.
Only members that have had any previous activity on their Skywards accounts can purchase miles.
Here’s the price at a 30% discount:
The price of an Emirates mile under this offer is 2.1 US cents each.
Using Skywards miles:
New York – Bangkok Return
Emirates doesn’t have too many partner airlines to use its miles on. They are most useful for business or first-class flights in their metal.
You can check the number of miles required for any city-pair using this calculator (access here).
Looking at the number of Emirates miles required for awards, it isn’t easy to justify buying them at this price.
However, it may make sense for trips between some expensive city pairs or cabin upgrades.