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While this offer has been around for some time, we’re very aware that this site is often visited by new starters to the miles and points/frequent travel game.
As such, it’s occasionally well worth (re)flagging some of the juicier long-standing offers out there, and the Emirates Skywards “sign-up bonus” is undoubtedly of the most generous.
To benefit, you simply need to join Emirates Skywards and then take your first flight within 6 months of signing up. If you do so, you’ll earn the following bonus miles in addition to the miles that you receive for the flight:
- 2,500 Miles for Economy Class
- 3,500 Miles for Business Class
- 5,000 Miles for First Class
The only other key term is that you do need to travel on a flight that is marketed and operated by Emirates (i.e. with an EK flight number and an Emirates aircraft – “code share” flights will not count).
While I’d argue that the Emirates in-flight product isn’t quite up to its Middle Eastern rival Etihad, Emirates nevertheless forms part of the renowned “Middle East Three” alongside Etihad and Qatar, and there’s little doubt that the flight experience is substantially superior to many of the Western flag-carriers.
If you’re after a few more free miles/points for signing up to loyalty schemes, a running list of them has been discussed on our forums.