Want Gold frequent flyer status – along with perks such as lounge access and a higher checked luggage allowance – but haven't been able to clock up the necessary status credits?
If you're a Silver member of Emirates' Skywards rewards program, check your inbox – the airline is now offering selected Silver card-holders the opportunity to buy Gold status.
The cost is US$800 (A$1,060), which locks in Skywards Gold status for a full 12 months.
Those Silver-grade flyers are being given seven days in which to decide if Gold is worth that much to them.
An Emirates spokesman tells Australian Business Traveller that the promotion was targeted at "a very small group of Emirates Skywards Silver members ... who have met certain qualifying criteria, including being in the top percentile of our Silver membership base in terms of revenue contribution."
"Less than 1% of the Silver membership base received this offer, and a handful have taken it up."
The spokesman elaborated that this "was a limited one-time offer" and that the airline has "no intention of making this a mass product."