Etihad launched a number of promotional offers yesterday. These would tie in nicely with a raft of heavily discounted fares from Amsterdam which are currently available.
Before we get to those, here are offers valid from wherever you travel:
Double miles on Economy flights until 15th December if you book between 16th-28th September and register here
Triple miles in Business or quadruple miles in First until 15th December if you book between 16th-28th September and register here. This offer is valid on Etihad Airways, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia and Jet Airways when you credit the flight to Etihad Guest.
These are not the greatest offers in the world but, if you are booking anything on Etihad in the next 11 days, you’d be crazy not to register!
Great deals from Amsterdam
Etihad is currently offering a raft of Business Class sale deals from Amsterdam.
These are valid for booking until Monday 21st September. You must travel by 31st March 2016.
Most Etihad routes are included – you can see the full list here. Here are ones which are under £1,250 return:
Balikpapan (€1,579 / £1,150) – I admit I had to look this one up!
Bangkok (€1,665 / £1,220)
Cape Town (€1,579 / £1,150)
Denpasar, Bali (€1,579 / £1,150)
East London, SA (€1,579 / £1,150)
Harare (€1,579 / £1,150)
Lusaka / Makassar / Manando (€1,579 / £1,150)
Muscat (€1,670 / £1,220)
Padang (€1,579 / £1,150)
Port Elizabeth (€1,579 / £1,150)
Shanghai (€1,602 / £1,165)
Singapore (€1,590 / £1,150)
Solo / Surabaya (€1,579 / £1,150)
Be careful about which plane you book onto. Amsterdam appears to be using an Airbus A330 at the moment. These look like decent fully flat seats but are obviously not the ‘Business Class Studio’ used on the A380. You could be on any number of aircraft for the onward leg from Abu Dhabi.
You cannot earn Avios or BA tier points when flying with Etihad. You can credit your flight to a number of airlines, including oneworld partner airberlin.
I would suggest, however, that given the ‘triple miles in Business Class‘ offer, you credit to Etihad Guest. You will be able to top up your balance with American Express Membership Rewards points, the UK Etihad credit card (which often has excellent sign-up bonuses) and Heathrow Rewards.
You can book via the Etihad booking page here.
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.