For the first time, Dubai’s Emirates airline is offering customers the ability to pay to extend their validity of points on its Skywards Miles loyalty programme for up to a year beyond the original expiry date, the airline announced on Monday.
A link in an e-mail sent by Emirates to Skywards Miles members noted that it will now cost $20 per 1,000 Skywards Miles.
Extensions can be purchased for up to three months prior to the date of expiration. As many as 50,000 Skywards Miles can be extended each year.
The new option to extend miles complements existing options to buy or gift miles ($30 per 1,000), transfer miles ($15 per 1,000) or reinstate expired miles ($20 per 1,000).
From August 1, members of sister flydubai’s “OPEN” loyalty programme will be enrolled into Emirates Skywards, in a move the airlines say is a further expansion of the partnership between the two, which initially started with shared networks and later expanded into commercial and airport operations.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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