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.

Bits: Etihad drops free chauffeur transfers, IG Index drops credit card fees

News in brief: Etihad drops free chauffeur transfers Times are getting tougher for the Middle Eastern airlines, as the easy pickings in terms of destinations run dry and organic growth starts to slow. We have already seen both Emirates and Etihad allowing ‘paid for’ access […]

3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles booking (better than taking Avios!)

I wrote on Tuesday about the interesting new partnership between Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, and hotel booking site Rocketmiles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website to PointsHound, Agoda and Kaligo.com.  You […]

Amazing business class deal to Asia using Etihad miles on Czech Airlines

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of Etihad Airways, has a rather eclectic mix of airline partners on which you can redeem your miles. I wrote about these partners here.  At the time, the sweet spot was a 36,000 miles business class return trip on […]

Get 5,000 bonus miles with the HSBC Premier credit cards – World Elite is now 45,000 miles!

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its two HSBC Premier credit cards. Until 31st August, you will receive an additional 10,000 HSBC Premier points when you take out either of the HSBC Premier credit cards and spend £2,000 within 90 days. 2 […]

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

It is 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 updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Get 1,000 free Avios for joining Marriott Rewards – no stay needed!

(EDIT:  Marriott has now withdrawn this offer due to an overwhelming response) Marriott Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Marriott, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, Autograph and many other hotel brands, has launched a very attractive sign-up bonus.  To put it mildly. Marriott will give you 1,000 Avios […]

Bits: last call for Etihad credit card sign-up bonus, other deals ending Wednesday

News in brief: Special Etihad credit card sign-up deal ends soon A quick reminder that 7th June (the deadline has been extended by a week from 31st May) is the last day to apply for the Etihad credit card with the current bonus of 15,000 Etihad Guest […]

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 […]