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Skywards Members to Earn Free Flights

Members of Skywards, the frequent flyer programme of Emirates and SriLankan Airlines, now have the opportunity of receiving a free Economy Class ticket when they fly First or Business Class on Emirates between Dubai and New York.

From now until 31st October 2004, members travelling in Business Class between the two cities will earn double Skywards Miles, enough for a free Economy Class return ticket from Dubai to Amman, Beirut, Cairo or Larnaca. The double Skywards Miles earned in First Class will be enough for a free Economy Class return ticket from Dubai to destinations such as Maldives or Colombo.

Brian LaBelle, Skywards’ Vice President, said: “Skywards is all about rewards for our loyal customers, and what better way to show appreciation of their business than by offering free travel opportunities.

“The added bonus about flying to New York is that they get to fly the brand-new Airbus A340-500 aircraft with quieter cabins and its 500 channels of inflight entertainment.”

The aircraft’s amenities include 12 fully enclosed First Class suites with flat beds and sliding doors that can be opened or closed at will for privacy. 


Other features include revolutionary lighting to help reset body clocks and minimise jetlag, and Room Service, an Emirates first. Customers phone the galley to order meals, served at their seat at the time of their choice. 

Inside the aircraft, the quietest in service, noise-cancelling headsets will help them enjoy the huge variety of in-flight programs, from classic films to opera. 

Business Class seats are laid out 2-2-2, putting everyone beside either an aisle or window, and adjust at the touch of a button. Emirates Economy also has been redesigned to make cabins quieter and more restful, with wider, more comfortable 2-4-2 seats and nine-inch personal video screens—larger than in almost every other Economy class.