Between August 10 and August 14, Emirates Skywards ran a double tier miles promotion targeted to Australian travellers, hot on the heels of the popular Qantas double status credit offer. This promotion has now ended.
The promotion targeted Australian travellers booking economy or business class flights to selected destinations. A fast track to Silver or Gold Tier status was on offer, opening the door to valuable perks like complimentary seat selection, excess baggage allowance and lounge access. Silver members are granted access to the Emirates Business Lounge at Dubai, whilst Gold members can enter Emirates Business Lounges worldwide.
Like the Qantas double status credit offer, this promotion was valid for a very limited time – ending on Tuesday 14 August. It's was, however, somewhat more restrictive, as the double tier miles were only valid on flights to selected European destinations when departing from five Australian cities (more on this below).
How the Emirates double tier miles worked
The bonus applicable for this promotion equated to 100% additional base tier Miles in the eligible cabin class on eligible flights. Put simply:
- booking an Economy Class Saver or Flex fare to an eligible destination was enough to score you a bonus upgrade to Silver Tier status, or
- booking an Economy Class FlexPlus or Business Class Saver, Flex or FlexPlus fare ticket to an eligible destination was enough to earn you an upgrade to Gold Tier status.
For a detailed overview of Emirates Skywards Silver and Gold perks, head here.
Offer terms and conditions
Tickets purchased with miles, or under cash plus miles were not eligible for the bonus.
You needed to depart and complete all travel between 21 August 2018 and 30 June 2019 (inclusive).
Eligible departure cities were: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth.
Eligible destinations were: Amsterdam, Athens, Baku, Barcelona, Batumi, Belgrade, Birmingham, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Ekaterinburg, Frankfurt, Gabala, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul Ataturk, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Kazan, Kiev, Krakow, Krasnodar, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Lyon, Madrid, Makhachkala, Malta, Manchester, Milan, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow Domodedovo, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Moscow Vnukovo, Munich, Newcastle, Nice, Odessa, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Rome, Rostov, Samara, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Ufa, Venice, Vienna, Voronezh, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zürich.
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