Emirates Airline is boosting the number of Skywards Miles earned for flights out Australia, but will also increase the number of miles needed to claim free reward flights or upgrades.
The move comes at Emirates gears up for next weekend's launch of the Qantas/Emirates alliance on March 31st.
"As a refinement to our programme and as part of our partnership with Qantas, we are making some changes to the Emirates Skywards programme which include more closely aligning our reward offering in Australia" the airline notes.
From March 31st, travel commencing in Australia will earn a higher number of Skywards Miles, including Tier Miles which dictate your Skywards status.
However, from July 1st, the number of Skywards Miles required for Emirates flight rewards on trips originating in Australia will also increase.
See the full table for Emirates' new Skywards earning and redemption levels for flights from Australia
Emirates notes that travellers can book reward travel at the existing levels until July 1st.
"Our changes to earning and reward levels ensure that the number of revenue trips required to obtain a reward ticket will remain the same as they do today, while enhancing your ability to earn and retain tier status" the airline states.
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