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 Apartment on the A380, 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.

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for May – what are the best deals this month?

With a new bonus on the Virgin Atlantic credit cards launched over the weekend, I thought it was time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our […]

Got the Etihad credit card? Get a free upgrade to Heathrow Rewards premium tier

A few Head for Points readers will have applied for the Etihad Guest credit card in recent weeks.  This is due to the generous 15,000 miles sign-up bonus on offer until the end of May. If you have signed up, there is an extra bonus you may […]

Bits: HEx and Airbnb cashback deals, buy Etihad miles, AA Heathrow slots

News in brief: £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend and 2% back on Airbnb A new cashback deal has appeared on many American Express accounts offering £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend. It isn’t clear if this is cumulative.  These deals often pay […]

Review of the Etihad arrivals lounge in Abu Dhabi

This is my review of the Etihad arrivals lounge in Abu Dhabi. The Etihad First Class experience runs from the minute you leave you house, in their free chauffeur car, through to their Heathrow lounge, the on-board experience and then, when you land, your free […]

Bits: win 120,000 Avios (only 188 entries!), Expedia selling rail tickets, Etihad discount code

News in brief: Win 120,000 Avios points (only 188 entries!) Iberia Plus has launched a Facebook competition to give away 120,000 Avios points. The link is here (you will be redirected to Facebook). The answer to the question appears to be Madrid but I can’t […]

My review of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment (Part 2)

This is the 2nd part of my review of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment on a flight between London and Abu Dhabi. Part 1 of my Etihad A380 review is here and my review of the Etihad lounge at Heathrow is here. Etihad’s dedicated A380 […]

How was Etihad’s A380 First Apartment the second time around?

This is my review of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment on a flight from London to Abu Dhabi. My article yesterday reviewed the Etihad First & Business Class at Heathrow – click here for that. With the possible exception of the First Class Suites on […]

Back in the Etihad First & Business Class lounge, Heathrow Terminal 4

This my review of the Etihad First and Business Class lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 4. The good thing about getting the 9am Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi is that you arrive in the Middle East at a fairly sensible time.  The first British Airways […]

New sign-up bonus: get 15,000 Etihad Guest miles via their credit card

MBNA has brought back a special sign up bonus on the free Etihad Guest credit card – 15,000 miles. Etihad launched their UK credit card back in May 2013. Even accounting for the fact that the card was free, the sign-up bonus was a little […]

Why did I fly both Emirates A380 First and Etihad A380 First within 72 hours?

I thought I’d run this as a fourth ‘bonus’ article – it has not gone to the email list – since it simply sets the scene for a series of articles on my recent whistle-stop trip to the Middle East which starts tomorrow.  This is […]

Bits: £1350 Etihad business to Asia, win a Caribbean holiday, Etihad 20% transfer bonus

News in brief: Etihad business class to Asia from £1350 Courtesy of Flyertalk comes an interesting Etihad promotion from Germany (pick your starting point – Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf) to many parts of Asia. As a typical fare, Dusseldorf to Bangkok comes out at €1596 […]

Bits: pay for access to Etihad lounges, 3x Flying Blue & Lufthansa miles with Accor

News in brief: Buy yourself access to Etihad’s airport lounges Following rival Emirates which opened up its facilities to paying passengers earlier this year, Etihad has decided to let Economy passengers buy access to their airport lounges.  Times are getting tougher for the Middle East carriers. Included are the […]

Bits: BA trialling improved ‘cash for Avios’ with EU261?, Etihad launches A380 from Paris

News in brief: BA trialling improved ‘cash for Avios’ EU261 deals? A few months I wrote a fairly scathing article about British Airways offering people Avios instead of cash when they claimed EU261 compensation. I don’t have a problem with the concept, far from it. […]

Bits: Qatar and Etihad UK sales, Starwood New York sale, Ibiza lounge access

News in brief: Qatar Airways and Etihad launch UK sales Both Etihad and Qatar Airways have launched sales from the UK in both economy and business class. Neither of these sales are exceptional but if you have been looking to lock something in for the […]

Earn Avios or Virgin miles at Duty Free with Instamiles!

A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles.  Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]