Emirates Skywards launches new family pooling
The airline’s revamped family program will allow 100% pooling of miles.
Maximising your family’s Emirates Skywards Miles is about to get a whole lot easier. The airline’s frequent flyer program has revamped its family offering under the new title My Family. Skywards frequent flyers can now pool up to 100% of the Skywards Miles earned on Emirates flights, allowing them to collect more miles and redeem them faster than ever before.
You must nominate a "Family Head" to manage the account, but you can include up to eight family members in the account. Each member can pool up to 100% of their miles earned on Emirates flights, but the nominated contribution of miles can be adjusted at any time. These percentages range between 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.
The Family Head of the previously titled "Family Bonus" program could only earn 20% of the base Skywards Miles collected by nominated family members plus an additional 20% of any Business Class or First Class bonuses. So this upgrade to the program offers frequent flyers the opportunity to earn more rewards from family flights.
As always, eligible family members for pooling accounts include the following:
- Father /father-in-law / step-father
THE POINTS FINDER TAKE
While you can transfer miles to and from Emirates Skywards accounts, family pooling is the only way you can combine points to maximise your rewards. If you and your loved ones frequently travel with Emirates, the My Family function could help you redeem your next free family trip faster.
“The new enriched My Family programme will provide our members with a better, more intuitive customer experience, allowing them to consolidate up to 100% of Skywards Miles earned on Emirates to reap faster rewards as well as tailor the proposition to meet their travel needs,” said Emirates Skywards’ senior vice president Dr Nejib Ben Khedher.
The launch of the My Family program is in line with the airline's push to improve the Emirates’ experience for travelling families. During the flight, young travellers receive special toys, activity packs and child-friendly meals. They can also keep themselves busy thanks to the kids content on the inflight entertainment system.