Imagine an elite aviation sanctuary accessible only through a covert invitation. Well, not many are aware of an exclusive class that is available on Emirates Airlines. Emirates iO is exactly that. It even transcends the Platinum tier. Established in 2010, Emirates iO remains absent from Emirates’ Skywards website.
Attaining Emirates iO Status
Introducing our new brand ambassador, Penélope Cruz!
The Academy Award-winning actress has been a frequent flyer with Emirates for many years. Now, she’s taking that passion to new heights as the star of our latest ad campaign. pic.twitter.com/kRkwar36uc
— Emirates (@emirates) May 25, 2023
Rumours circulate that a flier needs to embark on a minimum of 50 Emirates flights annually, exclusively on full-fare business or first-class tickets. This dedication towards the brand would earn you a shot at iO membership. Notably, CEOs and those wielding a company’s travel budget might also be considered only if the yearly flight spend with Emirates eclipses the million-dollar mark according to Executive Traveller.
Invitations to the iO class bear the signature of none other than Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark. Granted for a renewable span of two years. Post this period, continuation or decline to Platinum status is at Clark’s discernment.
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Step into our iconic A380 Shower Spa, and soak up all the finer things in flight. 🥰 pic.twitter.com/a3FO6QADzR
— Emirates (@emirates) May 17, 2023
Down under in Australia, iO members are ushered into the realms of the exclusive Qantas Chairman’s Lounges across major cities. Regardless of your class of travel, enjoy complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers at both ends of your journey. Even if your plane docks at a remote bay in Dubai, a private car will ferry you directly to the terminal.
Security screenings and passport control are mere formalities for iO members at select airports. Personal escorts guide them to the lounge pre-flight and accompany them to the boarding gate as per their preference. Lounge access finds iO members entering the prized Emirates first class lounges in Dubai or the Qantas first class lounges in Australia. This is in alignment with their flight carrier.
Emirates extends an exclusive welcome package to their iO affiliate. The offerings include an enrolment card, a Mont Blanc wallet, an additional Gold card for a chosen companion, and a bespoke welcome letter. These tokens, hand-delivered to members, reflect the commitment to unmatched luxury.
Expect nothing short of first-class indulgence, including priority disembarkation, chauffeur services, and even helicopter transfers for iO members’ ultimate convenience. Emirates iO presents a domain where exclusivity, luxury, and personalized service blend into an aviation experience beyond imagination.
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