Official Announcement: Your World Rewards with SPG and the Emirates Skywards programs

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  1. SPG Champion 2

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    Today, Starwood is continuing to evolve the loyalty space with the announcement of our new partnership with Emirates Airlines and the introduction of Your World Rewards.

    Launching on November 19, 2014, Your World Rewards allows SPG Elite and Emirates Skywards Silver members and above to elevate their earnings and benefits when they fly with Emirates or stay with Starwood. We are giving SPG and Emirates Skywards members the opportunity to not only earn Starpoints and Skyward Miles, which can then be used at our hotels or when flying Emirates, but to also receive exceptional experiences whether in our hotels or on their Emirates’ journey. Here are the highlights:

    When staying with Starwood:
    • Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members will earn one Skyward Mile per eligible dollar spent on room revenue with Starwood regardless of their tier status with SPG. This is in addition to the Starpoints you normally earn for your eligible stays.
    • Plus, Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members get access to the elite check in line, late check-out, and complimentary guest room internet at Starwood hotels.

    When flying with Emirates Airlines:
    • SPG Platinum and Gold elite members earn one Starpoint for every one US dollar or its foreign equivalent denomination spent on eligible fares regardless of their tier status with Emirates. This is in addition to the miles you would normally earn for your Emirates flights.
    • Plus, SPG Platinum members enjoy elite benefits when traveling with Emirates such as priority airport check-in and priority boarding.

    Why Emirates Airlines?

    Emirates flies to more than 140 destinations worldwide and Starwood has more than 1,200 hotels around the globe. As a global connector of people and places, Emirates serves more than 80 countries across six continents and with a Starwood property in almost every one of Emirates’ destinations. Just like Emirates, SPG is a global brand and this partnership is a testament of two like-minded companies with complementary global footprints joining forces and bringing our customers a full travel experience.
    Members must register and link their SPG and Emirates Skywards accounts to take advantage of Your World Rewards. Any active SPG member may register and your benefits will kick-in as soon as you become SPG elite or an Emirates Skyward Silver member.

    Visit SPG.com/yourworldrewards to learn more. The page has full terms and conditions as well as a full set of FAQ’s. Registration will start on November 19th. As always, the Starwood Social Media Team is here to answer any questions you may have.

    Best regards,

    Christopher Carman
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    Although I don't personally expect to use this, I appreciate SPG's desire to bring additional benefits to their customers, and I think this tie in with emirates can only be beneficial for sog and emirates and the consumers,
     
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    That is a great program! I have a flight on EK on the 23rd, so hope I can enroll and get accepted before my flight!
     
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    Registration opens on November 19th so you should have enough time before then. (assuming all earning criteria is met for your flight of course ;))

    Best regards,

    Christopher Carman
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    That's great and it looks like my flight is eligible (point earning). Also noticed on the website, it includes e-gate access for DXB.
     
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    ....and I just signed up for Emirates just because of this! :D
     
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    I attended a SPG luncheon with Emirates and SPG execs and was impressed with the program. The best feature, IMO, after the extra points earning isn't being touted enough - e-gate access for SPG members is a great benefit if you're a frequent traveler. It was also confirmed at the lunch that you can be a SPG/Delta Crossover rewards member and Your World Rewards member and you would have a choice as to which program to credit to - no double dipping - though it wasn't clear how that would be accomplished. Another good expansion of the program - though maybe not the most impactful to US members.
     
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    Sign up is now available! I just did! :)

    It also allows you to select between Delta and Emirates airline partner preferences which can be changed at anytime by visiting spg.com/myairlinepartner
     
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    Awesome...I have more chances of flying Bling Air than DL. :)
     
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    My attempt at the Your World Rewards were a bust. Seems the staff at SYD were not aware of the program (I asked 6 members) and even showed them the announcement from Emirates on my mobile. Most of the staff were friendly enough, though the SPG-Emirates partnership was certainly not on their radar. I did board earlier than most but that was as a courtesy from one of the staff members I was chatting up.

    @SPGassist was alerted so hopefully they can sort things out for future passengers. As a Platinum, I am still hoping I get points for my EK flight based on my flight cost (1 pt per USD tix spend), per the T&C.
     
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    Definitely needs training. Just out of curiosity, do you know if the emirates staff at SYD were contracted or airline employed?
     
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    Good question. I think the Emirates Group also has their own ground handling subsidiary in Australia (Toll dnata Airport Services) which serves major airports in Australia including Sydney.
     
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    In my experience it's usually contracted employees who are not aware of the new programs.

    In my last situation, the employee wasn't even aware of OW benefits (was flying on QF from HKG to SYD).
     
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