A lot of Head for Points readers will have applied for the Etihad Guest credit card in recent weeks. This is due to the exceptionally generous 25,000 miles sign-up bonus – the most generous bonus on a free travel credit card for two years.
If you have signed up, there is an extra bonus you may not be aware of.
Etihad credit card holders get a free upgrade to the Heathrow Rewards premium tier.
The premium tier usually requires £500 per year of spending. The one and only benefit is double Heathrow Rewards points on all of your spending, ie 2 points per £1.
Registration is easy.
Go to this page on the Etihad website and click through the link to the Heathrow Rewards site. You must be logged out of Heathrow Rewards or it will not work.
It is not clear how long you will keep the status. It works on calendar year, so I would imagine that – even if you cancel your Etihad credit card tomorrow – you would retain it for the rest of 2015 and all of 2016.
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