While I’ll have more details tomorrow, it would appear that Emirates Skywards has just increased award costs significantly, without notice, as noted by Monkey Miles.
The new award pricing has already been loaded into the schedule, while as of now the Skywards mileage calculator hasn’t been updated, so you can really see how pricing has changed. Most commonly, it would appear that Emirates has increased first & business class award costs in many markets by exactly 20%.
For example, Washington to Dubai used to cost 136,250 miles one-way in first class, and now costs 163,500 miles.
Frankfurt to Dubai used to cost 85,000 miles one-way in first class, and now costs 102,000 miles.
There are similar patterns in business class. Frankfurt to Dubai used to cost 72,500 miles one-way in business class, and now costs 87,000 miles.
That’s not exactly a great holiday gift from Emirates…
What do you make of this Emirates Skywards devaluation? What trends are you noticing with these changes?