There is a lot going on with Etihad and Etihad Guest at the moment. Regular readers will already know about:
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.
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.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (December 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:
- 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 four 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 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 10,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for life.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can 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.