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October 15, 2013 Loyalty No Comments Email Email

Members of Emirates Skywards once again have the exclusive opportunity to redeem their Miles for tickets to the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival, being held from 2nd to 9th November at  Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. General admission tickets can be redeemed starting from just 5,000 Miles.

Emirates will be offering 800 general admission passes, 200 for each day of the event, exclusively to Skywards members. The pass will allow entry to  Flemington racecourse during the specified race day and access to all general public areas.

  • AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday, 2nd November 2013 – Redeem for 6,500 Miles
  • Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday, 5th November 2013 – Redeem for 6,500 Miles
  • Crown Oaks Day, Thursday, 7th November 2013 – Redeem for 5,000 Miles
  • Emirates Stakes Day, Saturday, 9th November 2013 – Redeem for 5,000 Miles 

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a world-class horserace event that has been sponsored by Emirates for 10 years. The carnival featuresthe finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine. It is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is Australia’s sportsevent of the year.

All tickets are offered at a first-come first-served basis.  Bookings can be done from now until 23rd October in the Emirates Skywards Section on  by logging into the Emirates Skywards member section.

“Emirates Skywards members have the unique opportunity to use their Miles to experience Australia’s most well-known and loved racing event. It’s a race that stops the nation and not to be missed,” said Bryan Banston, Emirates Vice President Australasia, Commercial Operations.

“The Emirates Melbourne Cup redemption offer takes Emirates Skywards members beyond travel to a richer, multi-texturedexperience, creating a more rewarding frequent flyer programme.”

Joining Emirates Skywards is free and members receive benefits every time they fly on one of Emirates’ 112 weekly flights from 5 Australian gateways, connecting to 135 destinations. There are four membership tiers – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Benefits for Skywards members include travel and lifestyle rewards, priority check-in, lounge access, extra baggage allowance and bonus Miles, depending on the membership tier.

Members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates and partner airlines and through a wide range of partner businesses, including Citibank Australia. Skywards Miles can then be redeemed for a range of rewards such as flights on Emirates and other partner airlines, including Qantas, hotel accommodation, excursions with Arabian Adventures, and car rentals. Next to sporting events, Miles can be used for tickets to concerts. Members can also choose to donate their Miles to a range of charity partners including The Emirates Airline Foundation and Sightsavers.  Redemption opportunities are consistently being expanded.

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