Earn Emirates Skywards Elite Status Up to Twice as Fast 2018; Cyber Monday Round Trip Fares From $479

You can earn a bonus of up to double elite tier status miles when you fly as a passenger on airplanes operated by either Emirates Airline or flydubai for travel starting today, Monday, November 26, 2018 through Sunday, March 31, 2019…

Earn Emirates Skywards Elite Status Up to Twice as Fast 2018

…but you must book your eligible tickets by Monday, December 3, 2018 in order to earn the next elite tier status of the Emirates Skywards frequent flier loyalty program. Emirates Skywards offers four tiers of membership: Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum

To be eligible for this promotion, you must be a member of Emirates Skywards and register for the offer either by logging into your membership account at the official Internet web sites of Emirates Airline or flydubai; or via the official mobile software application program of Emirates Airline. Also — to be eligible to earn bonus tier miles — you must also choose ‘Flex’ or ‘Flex Plus’ fares when flying on Emirates Airline; and ‘Free to Change’ or ‘Business Basic’ fares when travelling on flydubai.

Based on the fare type chosen and the class of travel, members of Emirates Skywards may be able to able to move up one or even two elite tier levels over the course of a single return journey. For example, a new Emirates Skywards Blue tier member completing a return flight between London and Sydney, or New York and Johannesburg, on an Economy Class Flex or Flex Plus fare will be able to earn sufficient elite tier status miles to upgrade to Silver tier through this offer. On a Business Class Flex or Flex Plus fare, the same member will earn enough Tier Miles to immediately achieve Skywards Gold tier.

Cyber Monday Round Trip Fares From $479

Airfares as low as $479.00 are now available for round trip travel in the economy class cabin of airplanes operated by Emirates Airline from Saturday, January 12, 2019 through Thursday, May 9, 2019 during its Cyber Monday Fares sale — but you must book your ticket at least seven days in advance by Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time.

If you are traveling between New York and Milan or Newark and Athens, the dates of travel begin on Monday, December 31, 2018 and end on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

For all flights, travel must be completed on or before June 30, 2019.

Terms and conditions apply. The quoted fares are the lowest fare to each destination from the lowest priced gateway. Sale fares are applicable to selected destinations throughout the Emirates network on Emirates operated flights only (no codeshares apply).

Emirates flies from Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), New York (EWR), Orlando (MCO), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington DC (IAD).

Inbound Blackout dates:

  • For JFK-MXP & EWR-ATH: December 25, 2018 through January 13, 2019
  • For all other origins: December 25, 2018 through January 22, 2019

Minimum stay:

  • EWR-ATH/JFK-MXP: 4 days or First Sunday
  • DXB: 4 days
  • All others: 7 days

Maximum stay: 6 months

Ticketing time limit is 24 hours from the time of booking

Surcharge of 70USD (35USD per-direction) applicable to travel between December 14, 2018 through January 10, 2019

Fares are roundtrip, include all applicable government taxes and fees, and are subject to limited availability

The price stated is after discount. The discount is not applied to government taxes or fees or carrier charges and surcharges.

Weekend surcharges apply for outbound Economy class travel (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and

Inbound travel (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). They are as follows:

  • $100 USD for (BOS / DFW / IAH / LAX / MCO / ORD / SEA / SFO)
  • $80 USD for (JFK)
  • $70 USD for (IAD)
  • $50 USD for (FLL)
  • $25 USD for (JFKMXP/EWRATH)
  • $120 USD for all interline cities

You can make changes to your reservation before or after departure at a charge of USD 300 per change.

Cancellations before or after departure are non-refundable

Changes due to no-shows are subject to a fee of USD 600 per person.

Ticket revalidations are subject to a fee of USD 300.

Ticket reissues are subject to a charge of USD 300.

Partly-utilized tickets are non-refundable.


  • MXP/ATH: No stopovers.
  • All others: Permit 1 free stopover in DXB in either direction and charge $100 per stopover thereafter.

Child discount: infant (0-2 years) without a seat pay 10% of applicable adult fare. Accompanied children (2-11 years) pay 75% of applicable adult fare. Unaccompanied children pay the applicable adult fare. No redemption necessary.

These fares are subject to terms and conditions as posted

Promotion is applicable utilizing Emirates operated flights only (no codeshares apply)



Taking advantage of lower sale fares while simultaneously earning a bonus of up to double elite tier status miles can potentially be a win-win situation for you — but ensure that you are getting the best value for your dollar.

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