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Published on : Monday, November 11, 2013
American Express (NYSE:AXP) welcomed Emirates Skywards to the industry-leading Membership Rewards program. American Express Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards program are now able to transfer points into the Emirates Skywards program and redeem Skywards Miles for travel on one of the world’s leading airlines.
To celebrate the relationship, 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 November 8 and 21 will receive a 25% bonus.
During this promotion, eligible Card Members can transfer as few as 60,000 Membership Rewards points to Emirates Skywards and book an Economy Class return ticket on Emirates between JFK and Dubai. Reward flights are available to over 136 destinations on the Emirates network.
“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.”
Emirates raises the bar for air travel, providing exceptional service and in-flight experiences on flights to more than 136 destinations worldwide. With one of the world’s youngest fleets, Emirates makes 63 passenger flights per week out of the US, with daily flights from: Houston, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Seattle, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and New York. Emirates’ Boston route will begin service on March 10, 2014. Additionally, Emirates offers a new non-stop service between New York and Milan.
“The relationship with American Express is a new milestone enabling us to offer the exceptional experience of flying with Emirates to Card Members,” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline. “We can reach American Express’ loyal Card Member base and allow them to enjoy the exclusive privileges of a rewarding frequent flyer program.”
The award-winning 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 including Delta, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, allowing eligible Card Members to transfer Membership Rewards points to redeem award flights and upgrades.