Redeem Emirates Miles For Cricket World Cup Tickets This Summer

May 22, 2019

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Emirates Skywards members can redeem their points for every match at this years ICC World Cup Cricket Tournament to be held in the UK for the first time in 20 years, from the end of this month until July.

The UK team will compete against the following nations:

  • Australia
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Indies

Miles can be redeemed for general admission tickets to all games, including the final, for the following Skywards miles amounts (per person):

As a guide, the most expensive standard matches such as England v South Africa has tickets starting at £70 up to £235 per person, with the Grand Final, being the most expensive match of the tournament has tickets from £95 up to £395. TPG UK currently values Emirates Skywards miles at 0.9p each, so 18,000 miles for the England v South Africa match would be worth ~£162, so redeeming them for a ticket than could be bought for £70 is not a great use of the miles.

Similarly, 33,000 miles for the Grand Final would be worth ~£270, so if you could get a ticket for £95 its an even worse use of miles.

However, the Emirates website frustratingly does not say which category the redeemed tickets will be in (presumably because they are in a range of categories across the different matches). Now Emirates sponsors the event so if the tickets come from their sponsor allocation which would hopefully be better rather than worse seats. The most expensive ‘Platinum’ Grand Final tickets are priced at £395 to buy so it would be a great use of miles if a Skywards member could score a Platinum seat for 33,000 miles.

Membership Rewards points can be converted to Emirates Skywards points at a rate of 1:1 and World Cup tickets with Skywards miles can be booked here.

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