One of the world’s biggest airlines, Emirates, has been quiet, sort of, on how are they going to be treating member status due to the CoVid-19 situation. The last announcement on Emirates status extension came in April 2020, where they announced a small breather.
At that point in time, Emirates had said, Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members, with a tier status review between March 2020 and September 2020 who are unable to retain their existing tier, will have their existing status extended until December 31, 2020. Members with reviews before March 1, 2021, receive 12-month status as long as they met 80% of the usual travel requirements. This meant Silver members needed only 20,000 tier Miles, Gold members 40,000 and Platinum 120,000 to retain their status.
Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members with a tier review date prior to 1 April 2021 would retain their current status for a further 12 months with just 70% of the usual travel requirements. Also, miles expiring in 2020 were extended until the end of the year.
As we can all gather, Emirates did not foresee a long term impact on air travel at that point in time. However, this has now changed.
Emirates Status Extension by 12 months for everyone
This is great news for Emirates loyalists, who may have not been able to fly much and enjoy their hard-earned status, including people like me. Everyone who has elite status gets a 12-month status extension, and they will get a one-year forward to retain their status.
What do you think of the new Emirates Status Extension policy?
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