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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]