Etihad Guest has jumped on the transfer bonus bandwagon!
If you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Etihad before 11th October, you will receive a 20% bonus.
You will also receive a 20% bonus on transfers from the Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Club Carlson and Shangri-La hotel schemes (but not Starwood, oddly).
This is not a bad deal if you’re interested in redeeming on Etihad for trips to the Middle East. I believe – although willing to be corrected – that they limit Business and First Class awards to two seats per flight, so it is not a great deal for families. For couples or solo travellers, though, Etihad has an excellent product and even offers chauffeur transfers on Business Class redemptions.
This may be of special interest to readers outside the M25, given Etihad’s decent flight network to the UK regions.
Note that small print blocks transfers from Amex International Dollar Cards or International Euro Cards.