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.
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.
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 etihad.com 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 (June 2021)
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. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Etihad Guest miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for life.
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.
Etihad Guest is also a partner with the HSBC Premier Mastercard (0.5 miles per £1 spent) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent).