Emirates Launches Two New Cards in the United States
Emirates has launched two new credit cards in the United States. The cards are issued by Barclays. Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard has a $499 fee and the Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard will cost you $99 annually.
With these cards you’ll also enjoy Emirates Skywards Gold or Silver membership to enrich your Emirates experience, and other benefits. The cards come with welcome bonuses that can earn you 40K and 30K Skywards Miles respectively. Use your Emirates Skywards Mastercard for your daily purchases and earn up to 3 Skywards Miles for every dollar you spend.
|Benefits||Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard||Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard|
|Enjoy Emirates Skywards tier membership during your first year||Emirates Skywards Gold||Emirates Skywards Silver|
|Maintain Emirates Skywards tier membership||Yes, by spending USD 40,000 each cardmembership year||Yes, by spending USD 20,000 each cardmembership year|
|Earn bonus Skywards Miles after spending USD 3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days||40,000||30,000|
|Earn 3 Skywards Miles for every USD 1 spent on emirates.com or at the Emirates Sales office||Yes||Yes|
|Earn 2 Skywards Miles for every USD 1 spent on eligible airfares, hotel stays and car rentals||Yes||Yes|
|Earn 1 Skywards Mile for every USD 1 spent on all other purchases||Yes||Yes|
|Earn anniversary bonus Skywards Miles after spending USD 30,000 each cardmembership year||10,000||No|
|Your Skywards Miles don’t expire while your account is open||Yes||Yes|
|There’s no limit to the number of Skywards Miles you can earn||Yes||Yes|
|Receive 25% savings when you Buy or Gift Miles||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited access to over 1,200 lounges worldwide for you and your guest(s) with Priority PassTM Select||Yes||No|
|Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit every five years – up to USD 100||Yes||No|
|No foreign transaction fees on international purchases||Yes||Yes|
It’s good to see Emirates offer two new cards in the United States. You earn status immediately for having the card although you need to meet a spending threshold to keep status going forward ($40K and $20K annually). The Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard also offers an anniversary bonus of 10K Skywards Miles for spending $30K.
Both cards come with a welcome offer as well. Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard has a $499 fee and a 40K bonus and the Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard has a $99 annual fee and a 30K bonus.