Emirates Skywards Miles Calculators

Emirates Miles Calculators for calculating credit card earnings, cash value based on redemption and the transfer of rewards to your Skywards account.

Program Details

Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East and operates over 3,600 flights per week from it's hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB). They fly to more than 160 destinations in 80 countries.

Emirates Airline Partners

Emirates is not part of any of the major alliances, but they partner with 15 different airlines in which you can earn and redeem Emirates Skywards Miles. Those airlines are:

  • Air Mauritius
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • easyJet (redeem only)
  • GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
  • Japan Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • JetStar
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • S7 Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Portugal

flydubai

The airline flydubai is also part of the Emirates Skywards program. They are a government-owned budget airline based out of Dubai International Airport (DXB). They fly to over 100 different destinations, serving the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe from Dubai. flydubai is not part of any of the major alliances. They currently only codeshare with Air Moldova and Emirates.

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Emirates Skywards Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many Emirates Skywards Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees.

Compare Emirates credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and fees. You can also compare transfer partner credit cards based on the transfer ratio.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For Emirates Skywards Miles

This tool will give you a list of the best credit cards for earning Emirates Skywards Miles based on your spend across different categories. The list will contain credit cards that earn Emirates Skywards Miles directly as well as credit cards that earn rewards transferable to the Emirates Skywards program.

Skywards Miles Credit Card Calculators

Barclays offers two Emirates Skywards Miles earning credit cards. Both cards earn a solid amount of Skywards Miles on travel purchases as well as complimentary elite status and discounts when buying or gifting Skywards Miles. The Premium World Elite features a few additional benefits over the Rewards World Elite at a significantly higher annual fee.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

Emirates Skywards Miles are primarily used for booking award flights on Emirates and flydubai. Skywards Miles can also be used flying several other airlines, booking stays at select Marriott Hotels, and for cash vouchers with partners.

Transfer Partners

Emirates is the direct transfer partner of more than 10 different programs. This includes top programs such as AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Chase Ultimate Rewards. If you're looking to earn lots of Emirates Miles, using transfer partners will be the best approach as you'll typically earn more than using Emirates credit cards.

Transfer To Emirates Calculator

The Emirates Points Transfer Calculator will calculate the transfer of rewards from other programs to your Emirates Skywards account. Enter any amount of miles in the calculator and it will output how many rewards are needed in the partner program to equal the amount you specified.

Earning Miles With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allows you to earn rewards that are transferable directly to your Emirates Skywards Rewards account. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Skywards Miles. You can click on a card's Rewards Calculator to get more details on the card as well as calculate how many Emirates Skywards Miles you can earn and compare to top credit cards.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
The card section above may be scrollable.

You can use the Best Credit Cards For Emirates Miles Calculator to calculate which of the above cards will earn you the most Emirates Skywards Miles based on your spend.

Earning Rewards

Skywards Miles can be earned flying Emirates and flydubai. You can also earn miles flying partner airlines, booking other forms of travel, and spending with select retailers.

Earn Flying Emirates & flydubai

Skywards Miles are earned every time you fly Emirates or flydubai. The amount of miles you earn are based on fare type, class, and tier (elite status). There are several fares you can choose from when flying Emirates or flydubai:

Emirates

  • Special
  • Saver
  • Flex
  • Flex Plus

flydubai

  • Lite
  • Value Flex
  • Business

After you choose your fare, you will then earn a certain amount of miles based on the class of travel you choose. Those who aim for First Class and Business Class seats will earn the biggest bonus while those choosing to sit in Economy will receive a lower bonus.

Finally, your elite status in the Skywards program will grant an additional miles bonus. Each tier will give you a different percentage of bonus points:

  • Blue: No Bonus
  • Silver Members: 25% Bonus
  • Gold Members: 50% Bonus
  • Platinum Members: 75% Bonus

When flying Emirates or flydubai, you will also earn Tier Miles if the flight number starts with EK or FZ. Tier Miles are used to determine your elite status in the Skywards program and cannot be spent for flights and rewards. These miles are based on route, fare, and class.

Emirates Airline Partners

Emirates and flydubai are not part of any major airline alliance, but miles can be earned (and redeemed) across more than 10 different airlines. The amount of miles you earn on partner airlines will depends on the airline itself and the class flown on that partner airline. You'll earn as high as 1.5 miles per mile flown with most airlines though some offer more or less.

You can earn Emirates Skywards Miles flying with the following airlines:

  • Air Mauritius
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Copa Airline
  • GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
  • Japan Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Jetstar
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • S7 Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Portugal

Be sure to use your Emirates Skywards membership number when booking with the partner airlines above to receive credit.

You can get the details of how much you will earn with each fare through the Emirates Airline Partners page.

Emirates Hotel Partners

Emirates Skywards Miles can be earned with almost 20 different hotel partners. The amount of Skywards Miles you earn booking stays will vary by hotel. Most will offer you a set amount of miles per stay while others will allow you to earn per $1 spent. There are also a few hotel programs that allow you to transfer your hotel points directly to your Emirates Skywards account.

Hotel Partner Book/Earn Via
Accor Hotels Accor Point Transfer
Aviani Hotels & Resorts Book using Aviani Hotels-Emirates Portal
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Show your membership card at check-in
Booking.com Book using Emirates-Booking.com Portal
Crown Hotels Show your membership card at check-in
Hilton Hotels Hilton Point Transfer
Hospitality Management Holding Use your Emirates Membership number when booking when booking on the HMH website
Hyatt Hotels Hyatt Point Transfer or Change World of Hyatt Earning Preferences
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) IHG Point Transfer or Change IHG Rewards Club Earning Preferences
Jumeriah Hotels & Resorts Jumeriah Sirius Point Transfer or Change Jumeriah Sirius Rewards Earning Preferences
Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Point Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences
One&Only Resorts Book using One&Only-Emirates Portal
Radisson Hotels Radisson Point Transfer
Rotana Book via rotana.com and use your Emirates Skywards membership number when booking
Shangri-La Shangri-La Point Transfer or Change Shangri-La Golden Circle Earning Preferences

Your World Rewards with Marriott

Emirates and Marriott have partnered together to form the Your Worlds Rewards program. This allows members of either program to receive reciprocal benefits across the loyalty programs. Skywards Members will earn Marriott Bonvoy Points when flying Emirates as well as experience airport benefits like priority airport check-in and boarding while Marriott Bonvoy Members will receive Skywards Miles when staying at Marriott brand hotels and enjoy priority check-in, late-check out (4pm) and complimentary enhanced in-room Wi-Fi.

You can learn more as well as link/register your Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates accounts using the Your World Rewards Promotion Page.

Emirates Car Rental Partners

You can earn Emirates Skywards Miles booking with 7 rental car agencies. This can be done by using the proper discount codes (listed below if available) or by using your Skywards Membership Number when booking your rental.

Car Partner Book/Earn Via
Avis Book using avis.com and use the Emirates Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number based on your membership tier:
  • Blue Tier: O177201
  • Silver Tier: O177202
  • Gold Tier: O177203
  • Platinum Tier: O177206
Budget Book using budget.com and use the Emirates Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number based on your membership tier:
  • Blue Tier: L086700
  • Silver Tier: L116900
  • Gold Tier: L1169005
  • Platinum Tier: L1169006
CarTrawler Book using Emirates-CarTrawler Portal
Dollar Book on dollar.com and use your Emirates Skywards membership number when booking
Europcar Book using Europcar-Emirates Portal
Hertz Book using Hertz-Emirates Portal
SIXT Book using SIXT-Emirates Portal

Other Emirates Partners

Along with earning miles booking hotels and renting cars, you can also earn Emirates Skywards Miles across activities, shopping, and leisure. Some of the partners also allow you to transfer rewards directly to your Skywards account.

You can earn Skywards Miles with the following retail & lifestyle partners:

  • Arabian Adventures
  • Bicester Village
  • Cabforce
  • Careem
  • Damas
  • Emmar Malls
  • Emirates Holidays
  • GetYourGude
  • Heathrow Rewards (transfer partner)

Buying Rewards

If you're unable to transfer points to your Emirates Skywards account using Emirates Transfer Partners, the next best option is to buy Skywards Miles. Buying miles will immediately put them in your account and they will be available for you to redeem with Emirates or flydubai.

Cost To Buy Skywards Miles

Emirates Skywards Miles will cost you 3 cents per mile (USD) no matter how many miles you purchase. There's no taxes on top of that so there's no additional costs associated with buying them.

Buying Skywards Miles
Skywards Miles Cost
Cost Per Mile
1,000 - 200,000 Miles 3 Cents

Skywards Miles can be purchased in 1,000-mile increments. You can buy as little as 2,000 Skywards Miles for $60 USD. The maximum amount of Skywards Miles you can buy per transaction and per calendar year will depend on your Skywards Membership Tier. Silver and Blue Tier Members will be able to buy up to 100,000 Skywards Miles per transaction for $3,000 USD and up to 100,000 Skywards Miles per year. Platinum and Gold Tier Members will be able to buy up to 200,000 Skywards Miles per transaction for $6,000 USD and up to 200,000 Skywards Miles per calendar year.

Skywards Miles Buy Limits
Buy Skywards Miles Min/Max
Silver/Blue Tier Platinum/Gold Tier
Minimum Purchase
Per Transaction
2,000 Miles 2,000 Miles
Maximum Purchase
Per Transaction
100,000 Miles 200,000 Miles
Maximum Purchase
Per Calendar Year
100,000 Miles 200,000 Miles

Do note that purchased Skywards Miles will not count toward qualification for any increased or improved status in the Emirates Skywards Program.

When To Buy Skywards Miles

Buying Emirates Skywards Miles to top off your account is a great option if you're close to a redemption and you're unable to transfer rewards to your account. This gives you an almost instant way to come up with the miles you need.

If you're looking to buy a large amount of Emirates Skywards Miles, you'll want to make sure that you can redeem them for more than the 3 cents per point you paid for them. This can be a little challenging since Skywards Miles aren't anywhere near that value on average, but that's not to say that you can't find some great business/first class redemptions. Just be sure to run the calculations before you buy lots of Skywards Miles. That way you'll know if it's worth it.

How To Buy Skywards Miles

If you're ready to add some Emirates Skywards Miles to your account, it's easy. You can buy Skywards Miles by following these steps:

  1. Head to the Emirates Buy Miles page.
  2. Log into your Emirates Skywards account.
  3. Select how many Skywards Miles you want to buy.
  4. Enter in your payment information.
  5. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Buy Miles.

Your purchased miles should post to your account within a few minutes, but it can take up to 48 hours as outline by the terms and conditions. Once the miles hit your account, you'll be able to redeem them as normal.

FAQ

Listed below are some of the most common questions when it comes to Emirates Skywards.

Does Emirates have U.S. credit cards?

Can you transfer points to Emirates?

Yes. You can transfer points to Emirates using 15 different partners.

How many AMEX Points do you need to transfer to Emirates?

You can transfer a minimum of 1,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points for 1,000 Emirates Skywards Miles.

How many Chase Points do you need to transfer to Emirates?

You can transfer a minimum of 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for 1,000 Emirates Skywards Miles.

How many Citi Points do you need to transfer to Emirates?

You can transfer a minimum of 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points for 1,000 Emirates Skywards Miles.

Can you transfer Emirates Skywards Miles to other programs?

No. You can only transfer points to your Emirates Skywards account.

Can you transfer hotel loyalty points to Emirates Skywards Miles?

Yes, several hotel programs allow you to transfer points directly to your Skywards account. Marriott, IHG, and Shangri-La have the more favorable transfer ratios out of the bunch.

What is the best rewards program for earning Emirates Skywards Miles?

For most, AMEX Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards are going to be the two best programs for earning Skywards Miles via point transfers. Chase Ultimate Rewards is also a good secondary option.

What's the best credit card for earning Emirates Skywards Miles?

The best credit card will depend on how much you spend across different categories. You can use the Best Credit Cards For Emirates Miles calculator to find out the cards that earn you the most points and best return.


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