Emirates’ new “platinum” frequent-flyer tier

Platinum is a new tier above Blue, Silver and Gold

Emirates Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program, has announced a “significant enhancement” with the introduction of Platinum, a new tier that sits above Blue, Silver and Gold. It will start on April 1, at the same time as the program goes together with that of Qantas.
The new tier is designed to enhance the travel experience for frequent travellers, offering additional benefits to members who have earned over 150,000 miles. Platinum members will get benefits usually reserved for first-class passengers, including first-class check-in, baggage delivery, access to lounges in Dubai with a guest and other benefits.
Emirates Skywards continues to develop its program across all membership tiers, with recent enhancements to its reward offerings including partnerships with Alaska Airlines, JetBlue and easyJet, TAP and more in the pipeline for 2013.
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