Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles flash sale with a valid discount for purchases made until May 7, 2021.
Skywards members can buy miles at up to a 100% bonus. However, there can be various targeted offers.
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. Only members that have had any previous activity on their Skywards accounts can purchase miles.
Here’s the price at a 100% bonus:
The price of a mile under this offer is 1.5 US cents each.
Using Skywards miles:
New York – Bangkok Furst Class Return
Emirates doesn’t have too many partner airlines to use its miles on. They are most useful for business or first-class upgrades or flights in their own metal.
You can check the number of miles required for any city pair using this calculator (access here).
This is the lowest price that Emirates has sold its Skywards miles based on our previous coverage. It isn’t easy to justify buying even at this price unless you are accustomed to purchasing expensive business or first class fares.
The lowest first-class return fare on Emirates between New York and Bangkok is $10K. You can essentially cut this in half by buying Skywards miles and using them instead to issue the ticket.
Here are the terms and conditions of this sale:
The Promotion provides an Eligible Member with the opportunity to earn a percentage of the Skywards Miles purchased as an additional complimentary bonus (the “Bonus Miles”) when purchasing a minimum of 5,000 Skywards Miles during the Promotion Period from 00.01 GST on 6 May 2021 to 23.59 GST on 7 May 2021. The Bonus Miles an Eligible Member can earn will be based upon the number of Skywards Miles purchased (the “Offer”). This Offer is available only for transactions made to Buy Miles on emirates.com via the Points Platform, Emirates Contact Centre, or Emirates Reservation and Ticketing office and cannot be applied in combination with another offer that may be available on the Buy Miles product. Skywards Miles bought through this Offer will count towards the combined maximum limit that a member can purchase for self in a calendar year.