Emirates Skywards Joins American Express Membership Awards Program

Emirates Skywards has joined the membership rewards program of American Express.

American Express Card Members enrolled in Membership Rewards are now able to transfer points into the Emirates Skywards program and redeem Skywards Miles.

To celebrate the partnership, American Express and Emirates will offer a limited time transfer bonus. Eligible Card Members in the U.S, U.K and France who transfer points to Emirates Skywards between 8 and 21 November 2013 will receive a 25% bonus.

“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 and Europe for our global card members.”

The 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.