Amex, Emirates ink loyalty programme deal
New York, November 10, 2013
American Express (Amex) and Emirates, a leading Dubai-based airline, have entered into a partnership which enables Amex card members to transfer their Membership Rewards points to Emirates Skywards programme.
The points may be redeemed for Skywards Miles for travel on Emirates.
American Express and Emirates will offer a limited time transfer bonus. Eligible Card Members in the US, UK and France who transfer points to Emirates Skywards between November 8 and 21 will receive a 25 per cent 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, said Josh Silverman, president Consumer Services at American Express.
“Emirates is known for service and innovation, two of our core values 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,” he said.
“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.”
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. – TradeArabia News Service