Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and also the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport. It is also the world's fourth largest airline in scheduled revenue passenger kilometers flown.
Emirates is not a member of any of the three global airline alliances but has extensive codeshare agreements with many global airlines.
Emirates Skywards is the frequent flyer programme of the Emirates. The program uses two separate points systems- Skywards Miles as the currency that can be redeemed for benefits, and Tier Miles as the metric that determines a member's tier status. There are four tiers: Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Emirates Skywards has partners across airlines, banks, hotels, car rentals and retail/lifestyle verticals. Also, Emirates Skywards has partnered with Starwood Preferred Guest (also known as SPG, the loyalty program of Starwood Hotels and Resorts) to bring its members Your World Rewards. This allows Emirates Skywards members to earn both Skywards Miles and Starpoints (the loyalty currency for SPG program) when they either fly with Emirates to over 150 destinations or stay at any of SPG’s 1,200 Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
To join Emirates' Skywards, you can simply register online here.