Etihad and Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest is the loyalty scheme for Etihad Airways. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK. I also review the First Class Suite on their Boeing 777, the Business Class Studio on their A380 and the Etihad lounges at Heathrow Terminal 4 and Abu Dhabi Terminal 3.

For further information on Etihad and Etihad Guest, visit their website here.

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Good Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 2,500 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

(EDIT: avios.com has just launched an even better version of this offer with 3,000 points for £150 spend.  See here for details.) Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Etihad […]

More Avios / airberlin weirdness – Etihad taking over Dusseldorf, AB launching Hong Kong!

It seems there are no end to the odd stories coming out airberlin at the moment.  The reason we cover them on Head for Points is that airberlin, as a oneworld alliance member, allows you to use Avios for its flights.  And airberlin long haul flights […]

Bits: the facts on EC261 when downgraded, Etihad sale launched, good Miles & More hotel offer

News in brief: Recent court judgement on how you receive compensation when downgraded I ran an article about EC261 downgrade compensation on Wednesday.  I said in that piece that some parts of the regulations were unclear. Reader Coby sent me a link to this court […]

Lloyds buys MBNA and its airline credit cards ….. good news or bad?

Lloyds Bank announced yesterday that it was the winner of the auction to acquire the UK operations of credit card group MBNA from Bank of America.  It paid £1.9bn as well as taking over MBNA’s existing debt book. MBNA is the leading UK player in […]

Bits: Accor Autumn sale ending, Etihad credit card bonus extended, blow drys at T5

News in brief: Accor Autumn Sale ends Wednesday The Accor Autumn sale ends on Wednesday.  This slipped through the HFP net when it launched and there are only two days left to book. You need to book at least 30 days in advance to get […]

Bits: Did you get 15,000 free Avios?, 20% off Loyalty 2017 tickets, Etihad / Times promo

News in brief: 15,000 free Avios from American Express I got a very pleasant surprise when I ran my AwardWallet update yesterday morning to refresh the balances of all my loyalty accounts.  My British Airways Executive Club balance had gone up by 15,000 Avios! When […]

Bits: BA Gatwick update, Etihad Guest status with one flight, Virgin America via Flying Club

News in brief: British Airways Gatwick terminal move update British Airways released more information on Friday about the switch of terminals at Gatwick. The changeover date is now (re)confirmed for Wednesday 25th January. A few test flights will be going from Gatwick South for anyone […]

Earn huge Heathrow Rewards bonuses when you splurge this Christmas

Heathrow Rewards has launched its annual bonus promotion on electronics and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush. Here are the details of the offer, which runs from now until 31st December. Remember that you can convert Heathrow Rewards points into Avios, Virgin Flying […]

Bits: Etihad 30% discount codes, BA stalks Norwegian, T5 Aspire lounge & Lounge Club

News in brief: Save 30% on Etihad business and economy fares Etihad is currently running a new ‘friends and family’ promotion for bookings until 12th November.  Code STFECO save 30% on the base fare of an economy ticket whilst STFBUS saves 30% on the base […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Etihad Guest UK credit card. This article was updated on 3rd February 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not […]

Bits: Etihad sale, ‘Credit Card Reviews’ returns, an unmissable video blast from the past

News in brief: New Etihad Global Sale launched Etihad has launched a new long-haul sale.  You need to book by 31st October for travel between 15th January and 30th June. Prices seem to be ‘OK but not outstanding’, to be honest, starting at £345 return for […]

How to earn miles when using your mobile abroad, with ‘Travelling Connect’

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

Avios added as reward option with hotel booking site Agoda PointsMAX

Back in July we wrote about Agoda.  It is a hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally launched in Asia.  It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. The reason that Agoda had become interesting is that it had started to offer frequent […]

Etihad, Alitalia etc aligning loyalty schemes + airberlin (oneworld) status match

Etihad announced on Tuesday that it is launching the long-awaited alignment of the frequent flyer schemes of eight of the Etihad Airways Parners airlines:  Etihad Airways, airberlin, Alitalia, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI. Virgin Australia is not included, at least […]

Get 15,000 Etihad Guest miles & £50 via their credit card – and a 20% bonus on partner conversions

EDIT:  This deal has been extended and now ends on 28th December 2016 MBNA has launched its first enhanced credit card sign-up bonus of 2016 – and it is only October!  (I am excluding the Virgin cards here, which tend to move around to match […]

Bits: Heathrow protest today, Etihad sale, update on 40,000 Nectar points deal

News in brief: Heathrow anti-expansion protest today may cause delays British Airways has issued an advisory warning due to a protest against Heathrow Airport expansion which will take place today, Saturday. To quote: A peaceful demonstration against airport expansion is expected to take place at […]

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]

Bits: £20 for TripAdvisor hotel booking, Clubcard bonus on kids games ending, corrected Etihad codes

News in brief: £20 in Amazon vouchers with a TripAdvisor hotel booking TripAdvisor is offering a £20 Amazon voucher when you book a hotel via their UK site for £150 or more.  Details are here. It is a little fiddly but the deal seems decent […]