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Emirates has announced the introduction of family pooling of miles. With the new program, up to 8 members can be in a family group and pool their award miles. Members can choose whether to share all the miles they earn or just a percentage.
As is typical with most airline pooling programs, you can only pool award miles, not status miles; the exception being EgyptAir which also lets you combine Status Miles.
- One member creates a family account, and they are designated as the family head
- They invite other family members over 18 years old (who must be enrolled in Emirates Skywards) to join the family account
- When accepting the invitation to join the family, members can select what percentage of the miles they earn goes into the family account; the rest goes into their personal accounts
- Family heads can directly add members who are under 18
Who Counts As Family?
The following relations of the family head can join the family account:
How Many Miles Can You Contribute?
Members have the option to allocate a percentage of their earned miles to the family account, while the rest goes into their individual account. You can set the following percentages:
After your initial joining and logging-in, you can reset your contribution to the family account to 0%.
Family pooling is a nice bonus since a family vacation once or twice a year isn't out of the norm. Being able to credit all those miles to one account will help ensure you won't have to worry about errant miles being lost/forgotten. It's nice to see another rewards program added to the list of programs that allow you to combine points and miles at no cost!
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