If you currently hold Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold or Platinum, you’re in luck! The airline has just announced a 12 months status extension (six months more than their rivals Qatar Airways who also announced a status extension today).
- Emirates Skywards Silver and Gold members with a tier review date prior to 31 December 2021, will have their current tier status extended by an additional 12 months.
- Emirates Skywards Platinum members with a tier review date prior to 31 December 2021, will also have their current tier status extended by 12 months, in addition to the Gold status of any nominee.
For example, if a member has a current tier review date on 31 March 2021, their new tier review date will be extended to 31 March 2022.
Miles Validity Extension
Skywards has also extended the expiry date of their miles but only by a few months. So if you had miles due to expire since April 2020, they would now be valid until June 2021 — not exactly generous considering most loyalty programs are getting rid of expiry dates as long as there is some account activity.
Status Challenges To Come?
Emirates is also hinting towards a potential status challenge of sorts; the airline said: “Emirates Skywards will also be rolling out more initiatives throughout the year to help members retain tier status or fast-track to a higher tier status. Members can look forward to a year of delightful surprises, including bonus tier miles, complimentary tier upgrades, paid tier opportunities, and many more exclusive offers.”
Who knows, maybe we’ll be able to add Skywards Platinum to the list this year!