SKYWARDS (Emirates & Sri Lankan Airlines rewards program

Discussion in 'Airline Frequent Flyer Programs' started by Baysider, Oct 3, 2002.

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  1. Baysider

    Baysider Active Member

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    The Emirates Skywards program, free to join online at www.skywards.com, is worthwhile if you're travelling to Europe or elsewhere via Dubai. Points are allocated to your account almost immediately after each sector, and if you plan a stopover in Dubai on your return journey you can redeem points for things like entry to the Wild Wadi water slide park, which is well worth a visit (5000 points). You can simply phone Skywards in Dubai, and they'll have the tickets sitting at the counter waiting for you in their office, which is en-route from the airport area to Wild Wadi.
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    Skywards membership also gives you pre-assigned seating and waitlist priority. Airline partners are ANA, BA, Continental, SAA, Delta and United, and hotel partners include Radisson, Marriott, Hilton, Le Meridian, Sofitel and Sheraton.
     
  2. arun

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    I was trying to get tickets to go to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Madras from Sydney around Christmas. The cheapest route would have been taking QF to SIN and then UL (Sri Lankan Airlines) to Colombo and Madras. Unfortunately, I just could not get any seats on SIN-CMB sector on UL. Also, gettng half points on QF and other half on Skywards did not appeal to me.

    So I booked SQ for SYD/SIN/CMB and decided to by a separate ticket for CMB/MAA. The cheapest I could find was about $400 return. I almost decided to buy, but then I rememered my son having some Skyward points that were due to expire on 31 December. With the harsh experience of booking flight so late (it was a lesson) around Christmas, I did not have any hope of getting a reward ticket, but decided to call.

    I managed to get a return ticket around Christmas for 10,000 points!!!!
    This is an international flight of about 70 minutes.

    The skywards staff were really, really helpful in booking and organising my ticket. Excellent service.
     
  3. QF WP

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    arun, to quote Baysider:

    I believe you did. For all the folk who say it's impossible to get FFP Award flights....
     
  4. arun

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    I fully agree with you Lindsay.
    I am really getting annoyed with the newspapers running stories that frequent flyer programs are all crap and you can only buy a toaster after two years of credit card spending, etc. (eg: today's Sydney Morning Herald).
    As they say.... winners analyse, cynics criticise.

    Regards
    Arun
     
  5. QF WP

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    and to top it off, Today Tonight ran a story on some idiot who had 220,000 FF points and couldn't find an Award flight...what a tosser, any experienced FF worth their salt can find flights..he mustn't know which end to look :oops:
     
  6. icemann

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    Sorry Lindsay, just read your post AFTER I posted mine ! :oops:

    You saw the same program too then :D
     
  7. Sarah-julie

    Sarah-julie Newbie

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    Hello,
    Thanks for sending my e-mail. I'm having a bit of trouble trying to get the information so i can gain points on my flight to london.
    Please help.ahhhhhhhhhh...........:eek: :lol: :shock:
    Sarah-julie
     
  8. freoflyer

    freoflyer Newbie

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    Julie:

    www.skywards.com or Emirates and follow the links.

    There are also contact phone numbers on the website if that's no good.

    On the issue of not being able to spend you FF points...paff....as long as you a) book early enough b) have some flexibility in flying dates and c) are prepared to do your research.....

    I have booked my last few holidays almost entirely on QF/SQ points....twice Perth to Queenstown business class for me plus partner (during peak ski season), a return business class Per-LHR (peak europe summer season) and two return flights perth to india (next week).

    In fairness, SQ krisflyer points have always beene asier to use than QF points.

    And both SQ and Skywards allow you to pre-book upgrades using points, so none of this QF ....make an application and you'll find out at check-in....which I find is the one BIG disadvantage with QF points.
     
  9. albatross710

    albatross710 Established Member

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    why do the girls in pink get all the help?...lol
     
  10. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    Because although we can't see them we hope they are cute and single ;)
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  11. James Burrowes

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    Thank you for advising me I am now registered
    as a member.I am booked Melb-Auckland 13 February 2008 with my wife Beryl Joyce Burrowes whom I have also registered as a member.
    pre-book our seats. Thank you.
    Jim Burrowes
     
  12. James Burrowes

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    Hi - I have been attempting (without success) for myself and wife Beryl Burrowes to obtain a registration ID number which I need to enable me to arrange a seat allocation on a flight from Melbourne my wife and I are booked on to Auckland on 13 February at 9.10 am Booking reference FDRPWF.
    I have quoted an ID number when we first joined but that was rejected. Can you please advise our numbers ?
    Regards - Jim Burrowes
     
  13. bambbbam2

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    Why would you use these miles for Emirates scheme when they may be better value put towards Velocity?
     
  14. simongr

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    Can Velocity points be used for international flights?
     
  15. smithym

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    Yep sure can. At this stage you can use them on Pacific/Polynesian Blue, VS, MH, EK & HA. I would assume that you will be able to use them on V-Asutralia and hopefully VX in the near future. Here's the link for Velocity burn rates.
     
  16. SIA1A

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    I know that Velocity points can be used to fly on Emirates but can Skywards (Emirates) points be used to fly with Virgin Blue?

    Can Virgin Blue flights be used to earn Skywards points?
     
  17. serfty

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  18. Beverly Simon

    Beverly Simon Newbie

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    Thank you for accepting my application to join Skywards
     
  19. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    There are a few 'different' Junior Member posts in this thread.
     
  20. oz_mark

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    I am a bit behind in my thread reading, and found this thread to be just a little out of the ordinary.
     
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