Emirates has loaded availability for the US Open Tennis in September using Emirates Skywards miles.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Early rounds including quarter-finals (26th August-4th September inclusive)
- Courtside tickets – 22,000 Skywards miles
- Hospitality tickets (Emirates Hospitality Suite including food + drink) – 27,000 miles
Semi-finals (5th/6th September)
- Courtside tickets – 27,000 Skywards miles
- Hospitality tickets – 35,000 miles
Mixed Doubles Final/Women’s Singles Final (7th September)
- Courtside tickets – 30,000 Skywards miles
- Hospitality tickets – 45,000 miles
Women’s Doubles Final/Men’s Singles Final (8th September)
- Courtside tickets – 35,000 Skywards miles
- Hospitality tickets – 50,000 miles
You can buy tickets on this page of the Emirates website.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles
If you don’t have an existing balance of Emirates Skywards miles, there are various ways you can earn them. Emirates is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards. Points transfer at a 1:1 ratio and provided that your accounts are already linked, transfers should be almost instantaneous.
You can earn Amex Membership Rewards points with the following cards:
- American Express Platinum Card (full review) – 30,000 Membership Rewards sign-up bonus (worth 30,000 Emirates Skywards miles).
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card (full review) – 10,000 Membership Rewards sign-up bonus (worth 10,000 Emirates Skywards miles).
- American Express Rewards Credit Card – 5,000 Membership Rewards sign-up bonus
- American Express Rewards Low Rate Credit Card – 2,500 Membership Rewards sign-up bonus
- The American Express (Green) Card
- American Express Rewards Purchases Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy points can also be converted to Emirates at a 1:3 ratio. You’ll receive 15,000 bonus points (in this case 5,000 bonus Emirates miles) for every 60,000 Marriott points that you convert to airline miles.
British Airways loses legal bid to block pilot strikes
British Airways has failed at the High Court in their attempt to challenge planned strikes by pilots over the summer holiday period.
Earlier this week, 93% of balloted members voted in favour of industrial action. However, no dates for strike action have been set by BALPA (British Airline Pilots’ Association), who are required to give 14 days notice of any strikes.
Reuters carried the following statement from Brian Strutton, general secretary of the BALPA union: “Although legally clear to do so, we have still not set any strike dates to give BA one last chance to commit to negotiating on pilots’ pay and rewards with us.”
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