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30% off Etihad flights in all classes AND triple or quadruple miles!

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There is a lot going on with Etihad and Etihad Guest at the moment.  Regular readers will already know about:

25,000 miles for taking out the FREE Etihad Guest UK credit card, and

25% bonus on transfers of American Express Membership Rewards points, HSBC Premier credit card points, hotel points and Heathrow Rewards points into Etihad Guest

My review of the Etihad A380 Business Class Studio shows what a fantastic product it now has – and Heathrow will be 100% A380 by August.  The icing on the cake of their redemption offers is that you only need to have 75% of the required miles for a reward – you can buy the rest at under 0.6p per mile (read more here).

If you need more miles, Etihad is running two great deals at the moment on flights which should combine.

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Save 30% on Etihad cash tickets in all classes

Etihad is running two offers to stimulate travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The deal is simple – fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday and you will save 30% on your ticket price.

The small print of this deal is not known although it still works fine at the time of writing for departures into the Summer.  If you are flying on a Tuesday you must use code flytues11 at etihad.com.  For Wednesday departures, use code flywed01.

You can get some pretty low economy prices using this code (sub £400 to much of Asia) – it even works on The Residence private apartment on the A380 if you want to try that!

Earn triple or quadruple Etihad Guest miles!

The second deal, which should combine with the one above (although – be aware – Etihad reps are saying that it won’t), is a VERY generous bonus miles deal.

Economy tickets earn TRIPLE Etihad Guest miles

Business and First Class tickets earn QUADRUPLE Etihad Guest miles

You could generate some very serious amounts of miles indeed if you can move some upcoming business travel to Etihad.  At the most extreme, London to Sydney in Business Class would generate 114,000 miles – and that is before any status bonus kicked in.  That is enough for a First Class return ticket between London and Abu Dhabi.

Make a careful note of the small print:

You must book by June 4th

You must fly by 29 February 2016

Blackout dates are 15 July to 15 August and 15 Dec 2015 to 15 Jan 2016

You MUST register in advance via this page

The main Etihad website is here but for registration use the link above.

As I mentioned, there are reports of Etihad telling people that the 30% discount will not trigger the quadruple or triple miles.  I don’t believe this, unless the tickets are somehow booking into a separate ticket bucket, but you should bear it in mind.

Comments (47)

  • Roger says:

    Seems like the missing small print doesn’t allow for South Africa mid-February departures.

    Trying for CPT (with SA connection JNB-CPT) and JNB produces ‘Invalid promo code used’. Not sure whether destination or date (or both) is not allowed.

    • Phillip says:

      Could it be restricted to Etihad metal only?

      • Roger says:

        Probably; AUH-JNB is offered on EY 332* (as well as SA codeshare) but the Tues/Wed codes don’t work for mid-February..

        * ‘ETIHAD ON JET AIRWAYS CONFIGURED AIRCRAFT'(!)

      • James67 says:

        Not sure about that. Yesterday I had a brief look at HKT and on outward journey it threw up a Bangkok Airways connection from BKK but it was still attracting the discount. It may depend whose metal it is or something to do with date exceptions.

  • Ironbark says:

    Sub £5000 for 3 people in J to MEL, would be great if extra miles credited too!

  • James67 says:

    And now this just popped in my email. Don’t know if it is targeted at those who genuinely made a booking or wide open promotion…

    “When staying at one of Starwood Hotels & Resorts locations during your upcoming trip, Etihad Guest members will earn double miles on standard rooms, triple miles on club rooms and 3,000 miles on suites.

    I hope all these bonus miles are merely an effort to grow their market share and not indicative of a forthcoming EG devaluation.

  • Charlie says:

    Previously I was focused on Virgin and BA programs, but now I can’t ignore Etihad. Thanks to Raffles I have a Etihad Gold card (via status matchingthe Cathay card I got on the Amex Platinum, again thanks Raffles!).

    After leaving the Amex Platinum then rejoining, I benefited from the 5 x 10K MR points per supplemantard card (once again, thanks to Raffles!), and now I’m ready to convert these so I can cancel the Amex Platinum again!

    I have not done the following but I think it will be my next step… If I put approx 60K MR points into the Etihad program this will give me 75K miles via 25% bonus offer. And also with the MBNA Etihad credit card offer, another 25K miles.

    So approx 100K miles in total, which I will probaby spend on an American Airlines reward to the US (if they don’t announce a devaluation!).

    I’m surprised how Etihad has done so many offers recently.

  • Sally says:

    I’ve tried to use the promo code flytues11 via hrw -hkt and its stating its an invalid code. Also tried flywed01 with the same message. Looking to travel within the dates specified on either tues or wed so wondered if anyone else is experiencing this problem? Looking to travel from late Jan16 for 4 weeks if anyone can explain how I can take advantage of the 30% offer price

    • Rob says:

      Looks like late September is the latest travel date although no-one has seen the rules.

  • SimonSchucs says:

    Hi all,

    I’m thinking about one-way or return flights between DUB/SNN and JFK (on AA, not EI) probably in Economy with award space

    Which would be better? Redeeming for the AA flights using Avios, using AAdvantage miles, or using Etihad Guest?

    Simon

    • Rob says:

      Fuel surcharge added if using Avios, no surcharge with AA or Etihad

    • James67 says:

      To add to Robs points, you will also find Etihad redemptions much cheaper to change or cancel than AAs. Don’t know when you are planning to go but if it’s winter AA have very inexpenve offpeak rewards.

  • tangey says:

    On the down side, redeeming for AA flights using EY miles requires you to phone EY, and I’ve seen a lot of reports that their phone service can be pretty bad.

    AA /Avios using AA.com or BA.com can all be done online.

  • Doreen says:

    30% Promotion seems to have ended today