Emirates Skywards Gold Fast Track Offer

Emirates has launched an interesting offer for Skywards Gold-status for one return ticket in business class.

Emirates Skywards Gold Fast Track

Members must purchase the ticket between July 18 – 26 and fly July 18 – August 20, 2019. The terms state that this offer is open for all new and existing members. Flights to/from Dubai and select other destinations are not eligible.

You can access this offer on  Emirates website here.

If you didn’t get the registration email or just opened your Skywards account now, please call the customer service to sign up. The terms below clearly state that it is open for everyone.

Note that business class fares in SPECIAL and SAVER fare classes (read cheaper and competitive) are not eligible.

Here are Emirates Skywards Gold benefits (access Emirates page here):

Emirates Skywards Gold Benefits

The trip must commence from one of the following destinations:

Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Algiers, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona, Basra, Beirut, Bologna, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Cebu, Christchurch, Clark, Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dallas, Dammam, Dar Es Salaam, Dhaka, Durban, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hanoi, Harare, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kabul, Karachi, Khartoum, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, Luanda, Lusaka, Lyon, Madrid, Malta, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, Newcastle, Oslo, Peshawar, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Saigon, Saint Petersburg, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Sialkot, Singapore, Stockholm, Tehran, Thiruvananthapuram, Tunis, Venice, Warsaw, Yangon, Zagreb, Zurich.

And must end in:

Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Algiers, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona, Basra, Beirut, Bologna, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Cebu, Christchurch, Clark, Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dallas, Dammam, Dar Es Salaam, Dhaka, Durban, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hanoi, Harare, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kabul, Karachi, Khartoum, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, Luanda, Lusaka, Lyon, Madrid, Malta, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, Newcastle, Oslo, Peshawar, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Saigon, Saint Petersburg, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Sialkot, Singapore, Stockholm, Tehran, Thiruvananthapuram, Tunis, Venice, Warsaw, Yangon, Zagreb, Zurich.

The following fifth freedom flights are not eligible:

Abuja and Accra; Bangkok and Phnom Penh; Bangkok and Hong Kong; Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro; Cebu and Clark; Christchurch and Sydney; Colombo and Male; Conakry and Dakar; Harare and Lusaka; Larnaca and Malta; Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile; Singapore and Brisbane; Singapore and Melbourne.

Conclusion

When I first saw this offer that Rio de Janeiro – Santiago de Chile flight came to my mind but then it was excluded on the terms and conditions. You ALWAYS need to read the fine print.

Maybe some readers can use this offer, although the eligible flights are likely expensive and you have relativity short window to fly them (July 18 – August 20).

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

1. The Emirates Skywards ‘Fly Business, get Gold tier’ promotion is open to all Emirates Skywards members who:

a. are existing Emirates Skywards members, or who become a member by 23.59 (Dubai time) July 26, 2019.

b. have registered for the promotion by 23.59 on July 26, (Dubai time) either via email link, via emirates.com or through an Emirates Contact Center.

c. have completed issuance of an Eligible Ticket and Eligible Fare (return) between 00.01 on July 18, 2019 and 23.59 on July 26, (Dubai time), as per the ‘Date of Issue’ on the ticket receipt.

d. have commenced and completed their journey on Eligible Flights between 00.01am on July 18, 2019 and 11.59pm on August 20, 2019 (Dubai time).

2. (a) To be eligible for this offer, the journey must commence from the following points of origin:

Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Algiers, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona, Basra, Beirut, Bologna, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Cebu, Christchurch, Clark, Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dallas, Dammam, Dar Es Salaam, Dhaka, Durban, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hanoi, Harare, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kabul, Karachi, Khartoum, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, Luanda, Lusaka, Lyon, Madrid, Malta, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, Newcastle, Oslo, Peshawar, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Saigon, Saint Petersburg, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Sialkot, Singapore, Stockholm, Tehran, Thiruvananthapuram, Tunis, Venice, Warsaw, Yangon, Zagreb, Zurich.

(b) To be eligible for this offer, the journey must be to following destinations:

Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Algiers, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona, Basra, Beirut, Bologna, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Cebu, Christchurch, Clark, Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dallas, Dammam, Dar Es Salaam, Dhaka, Durban, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hanoi, Harare, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kabul, Karachi, Khartoum, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, Luanda, Lusaka, Lyon, Madrid, Malta, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, Newcastle, Oslo, Peshawar, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Saigon, Saint Petersburg, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Sialkot, Singapore, Stockholm, Tehran, Thiruvananthapuram, Tunis, Venice, Warsaw, Yangon, Zagreb, Zurich.

(c) This offer is not applicable for travel to or from Dubai; between Abuja and Accra; Bangkok and Phnom Penh; Bangkok and Hong Kong; Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro; Cebu and Clark; Christchurch and Sydney; Colombo and Male; Conakry and Dakar; Harare and Lusaka; Larnaca and Malta; Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile; Singapore and Brisbane; Singapore and Melbourne.

3. An Eligible Fare on Emirates is defined as: “”Flex”” or “”Flex Plus”” in Business Class (“”Special”” and “Saver” fare brands are not eligible), on a return basis. One-way journeys are not eligible for this offer.

4. An Eligible Flight is defined as:

a) an Emirates marketed flight with EK designator; operated by Emirates or flydubai.

b) All other codeshare and interline flights are excluded from this offer.

5. An Eligible Ticket is defined as a return journey on Eligible Flights and Eligible Fare, purchased via emirates.com, through Emirates Retail and Contact Centers or through a travel agent.

6. An Emirates Skywards member who, at the discretion of Emirates Skywards, satisfies all of the above conditions, will be upgraded to Emirates Skywards Gold tier at the completion of their entire return ticketed journey. This tier upgrade to Gold will be valid for a period of one year from the date of upgrade.

7. The Emirates Skywards member will be notified of the tier upgrade or they may view their Emirates Skywards account online at emirates.com.

8. Emirates Skywards members must adhere to the Skywards Program Rules in order to remain eligible for the Emirates Skywards Gold tier upgrade.