Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.
This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.
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Premier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressFlexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American ExpressFlexible Transfer Card
The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American ExpressFlexible Transfer Card
|Starwood Preferred Guest||1:1||10-14 days|
The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Skywards.
Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.
|Airline Type||Pricing Type|
Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.
Selected Redemptions(Miles required to redeem in Economy, Business and First)
Boston to Guangzhou (CAN)
Asia • 1+ bookable airlines • 7884 miles • Round-trip
Boston to Istanbul (IST)
Asia • 1+ bookable airlines • 4816 miles • Round-trip
Toronto to Rome (FCO)
Europe • 1+ bookable airlines • 4403 miles • Round-trip
Seattle to St. Petersburg (LED)
Asia • 1+ bookable airlines • 4866 miles • Round-trip
Dallas-Fort Worth to Doha (DOH)
Asia • 1+ bookable airlines • 7918 miles • Round-trip
New York to Perth (PER)
Oceania • 1+ bookable airlines • 11627 miles • Round-trip
Houston to Frankfurt (FRA)
Europe • 1+ bookable airlines • 5220 miles • Round-trip
Los Angeles to Lisbon (LIS)
Europe • 1+ bookable airlines • 5676 miles • Round-trip
Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide
Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.
|Alaska Airlines (AS)||No||Yes||NONE|
|Japan Airlines (JL)||No||Yes||$||oneworld|
|Jet Airways (9W)||No||Yes||$|
|JetBlue Airways (B6)||No||Yes||NONE|
|Korean Air (KE)||No||Yes||$||SkyTeam|
|South African Airways (SA)||No||Yes||$||Star Alliance|
|Virgin America (VX)||No||Yes||NONE|
Policies and Fees
Expiration: Points Expire 36 months since acquisition.
Fees and Charges
Fees are waived for Flex and Flex Plus awards.
Key Airlines and Resources
Click through to each airport code to use our discover feature.
|Emirates (EK)||DXB||Dubai||Dubai Intl|
- Emirates | Skywards
- FlyerTalk Forums
Tier Miles (TM)
Actual total miles flown
|Book Emirates rewards with Skywards Miles online (including flights and upgrades)|
|Special member-only offers and travel packages by tier|
|Earn Miles and book rewards with global partners|
|Nominate a personal travel coordinator|
|Personal preferences remembered|
|Bonus Skywards Miles when flying Emirates||25%||50%||75%|
|Priority service through our Contact Centres|
|Guaranteed seats, even on fully-booked flights|
|ÔLast seatÕ Flex Plus reward tickets|
|Gold Partner nomination|
|At the Airport|
|Buy instant upgrades with Miles at check-in|
|E-gate service in Dubai|
|Priority check in and boarding|
|Excess baggage allowances||12 kg||16 kg||20 kg|
|Lounge access in Dubai|
|Lounge access throughout the Emirates network|
|Lounge access for guests|
|Buy instant upgrades with Miles*|
|At your destination|
|Special member offers available by tier|
|Priority baggage delivery|
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