If you transferred some American Express Membership Rewards points to Etihad Guest during the recent 25% transfer bonus, you got lucky!
Etihad has just announced a 25%-off sale on redemptions. There is one snag – London Heathrow is not included as a departure point.
Manchester is included, however. Dublin is also on the list.
Even if you are required to start your trip in London, you might find that you get a discount on any onward flight from Abu Dhabi to your final destination.
Manchester to Abu Dhabi in Business Class is now just circa 68,000 miles – which would have been just 54,000 Amex points if you had converted them during the transfer bonus. Remember that you only need 75% of the miles required to book – you can buy the rest for 0.6p per miles using ‘cash and miles’ (the option comes up on the payment page).
You must book by March 20th for travel up to December 31st.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (January 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 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.