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.

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 […]

Falling £ makes Etihad PointsPay a better way to use Amex MR points

The big ‘thing’ in the loyalty world at the moment is the ability to let members redeem small amounts of points for cash or a cash equivalent. The Hilton Honors changes, which went live 10 ten days ago, are an example of this.  You can […]

Bits: new BA Copenhagen lounge, Hilton Diamond Extension live, where we’re going

News in brief: British Airways has a new lounge in Copenhagen A new lounge opened at Copenhagen Airport last week – “Eventyr”, operated by Menzies.  British Airways has adopted this as its lounge instead of the “Aviator’ facility which is still open.  A photo is below. The new […]

Bits: last day for 2400 Avios with LEGO, Etihad / Kaligo deal, buy Flying Blue miles offer

News in brief: Last day for new Tesco Direct LEGO deal This is quick reminder that – until midnight tonight (Monday) – Tesco Direct is giving you 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you spend £60 of LEGO Friends. […]

Bits: new way to spend Emirates miles, BA removes therapeutic oxygen, Abu Dhabi ‘no rain’ promise

News in brief (we’re a bit behind after spending two days at the Business Travel Show last week): A new way to spend expiring Emirates Skywards miles I get a lot of emails from HFP readers concerned about some Emirates Skywards miles which are approaching […]

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 4th March 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 […]