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Etihad offering double miles AND double tier miles – and a 10% discount code

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Etihad has launched a generous promotion which is worth a look if you are locking in any flight plans over the next 10 days.

For any Etihad flight booked before October 6th, for travel by December 15th:

You will receive double Etihad Guest miles in all classes including economy

You will receive double tier miles in Business Class and First Class

You must register your Etihad Guest account before travel via this link.

Tier Miles calculations are shown in a worked example here.

You earn 1 tier mile per mile flown in Economy, 1.5 tier miles per mile flown in Business and 2-3 tier miles per mile flown in First Class.

Etihad Gold requires 50,000 tier miles and you can see the benefits of that status here.  Under this promotion, you would achieve it with just one return Business Class flight as long as you covered (50,000 / 1.5 x 2) 16,667 miles – which admittedly is a stretch.  There is no requirement to hit it in just one flight of course.

Remember that you can redeem your Etihad Guest miles for cash (0.4p per mile) via PointsPay.

Etihad is also running a discount code

There is also an Etihad discount code which has been appearing in ads popping up on various sites.

The code is UMTX88A and must be used on only.

I don’t know the exact rules but, following some testing, it appears to work for flights booked for travel before the end of November.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (May 2023)

Etihad Guest does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 60,000 Etihad Guest miles) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (7)

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  • Adam W says:

    Not sure how many of your readership are in Japan but using this code brings Etihad’s NRT-AUH-DUB return Business Class fare down to around £870.

  • Scrawl says:

    Wondering about dates for NRT-DUB fare?

  • lostantipod says:

    I booked prior to the promotion starting, and have a return flight to SYD during the required period. It is not clear to me if flights booked prior to announcing this promotion are eligible – does anyone know from experience please? If they will, I will open an EY account as this is quite a tasty bonus.

    • Rob says:

      In theory your ticket had to be issued after 22nd September. I remember reading somewhere that they normally enforce this, so you would take to take a gamble if you did want to credit to Etihad.

      Where were you going to credit it otherwise? I suppose American is a decent option. Upside of crediting to Etihad is that you can cash out at 0.4p per mile.

      • lostantipod says:

        Air Berlin. Then I can book with those points on other OW carriers. However, I have another trip to Sydney in February so if I did that on EY as well, and got double points now, the total would be enough to be more interesting on EY than AB thats for sure. Building up a big total on AB is not really that interesting for me.

        • Rob says:

          Remember that American only adds fuel surcharges on BA and Iberia redemptions and they have the UK credit card to top up your account as needed. Downside is only 125 per cent miles flown in Business.

          • lostantipod says:

            American is an option I hadnt considered. On investigation, miles only accrue on EY marketed and operated flights; unfortunately (at least from this perspective), one sector of my EY-ticketed trip is on virgin australia metal…

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