Deal alert: Emirates business class to Europe for 90,000 miles round-trip

Aug 8, 2021

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Emirates business class is one of the snazziest ways to fly to Europe, and right now you can snag a round-trip flight for just 90,000 Emirates Skywards miles.

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You can replenish your Skywards balance by transferring your Amex Membership Rewards points (1:1), Capital One miles (2:1), Chase Ultimate Rewards points (1:1) and Citi ThankYou points (1:1) over to Emirates.

This deal was originally sent out by Thrifty Traveler Premium, available for just $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually. This membership fee can easily pay for itself since you’ll get notified of cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals straight to your email.

Airline: Emirates Airlines
Routes: EWR-ATH, JFK-MXP
Cost: 90,000 Skywards miles round-trip and around $150 in taxes and fees
Dates: Now through July 2022
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel ), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for 90,000 Skywards miles and $165 in taxes and fees

(Screenshot courtesy of Emirates)

New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for 90,000 Skywards miles and $158 in taxes and fees

(Screenshot courtesy of Emirates)

How to book

There are no tricks or special codes needed to find these fares.

Head to Emirates Skywards and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Once you find award availability, you can send over your miles from various transferable points programs and book the ticket accordingly.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Premier Card (3x on air travel ), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

Featured photo by Emirates.

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WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,600

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X points on dining and 2x points on travel, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
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Regular APR
16.24% - 23.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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