Only Men Need Apply18 March 2012
A friend of mine has a husband who’s amassed quite a number of Emirates frequent flyer points. So he thought he’d treat the two of them to a bit of an overseas holiday. Just phone up, book two tickets and away they’d go.
He can buy tickets using these points ONLY FOR HIMSELF.
If the points had been in my friend’s name, she could have bought tickets for the two of them. But Emirates has a rule that points can only be transferred to THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD (now that’s an expression I haven’t heard for a while). As he’s a man, he must be the H of the H.
So he can’t buy tickets for either his wife or his daughter (who lives overseas and would appreciate a free flight) but either of them can transfer their points to him.
I’ve travelled with Emirates a few times and it really is one of the best airlines I’ve used. But what era are these people living in?