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News in brief:

Book Jumeirah Frankfurt for €55 for one day only

The Jumeirah hotel in Frankfurt is generally regarded as the best in the city and is arguably the best business hotel in the country.

The hotel is five years old this September.  To celebrate, it is selling weekend nights for just €55.  This is how it works:

You can only book today, 5th May

You can only book for 55 minutes between 5.55pm CEST to 6.50pm CEST.  That is 4.55pm to 5.50 pm UK time.

You can only book on

You can only book one night at this rate

Frankfurt is not the most attractive of cities but there is definitely enough to see to fill a one-night weekend break.

Jumeirah Frankfurt

Etihad removes free spa treatments for business class passengers

Over the weekend, Etihad quietly rolled out a sharp reduction in the lounge benefits offered.

Business class passengers will no longer receive a free treatment in the lounge spas at Heathrow and Abu Dhabi.  They already had to pay for treatments in the Style & Shave salon in Abu Dhabi.

First Class passengers and Etihad Platinum tier members will receive one free treatment, either in the spa or Abu Dhabi’s Style & Shave salon.  You could previously have one free treatment in both.

If you have paid $20,000 for the A380 Residence one-way, you still get two free treatments!

To be honest, I can see business in the Heathrow spa dropping to pretty much nil under this model.  With only 9 First Class seats on an A380 there won’t be much free demand (I didn’t bother when I flew the First Apartment recently) and I can’t see many Business Class passengers paying.  Let’s see how this pans out.

Full details of the new policy can be found on the Etihad website here.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (November 2022)

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:

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.

Comments (90)

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  • Jason says:


    Curve card finally arrived…only allowed £200 cash withdrawal


    • Genghis says:

      Mine arrived yesterday. Already tried buying premium bonds and topping up my post office money card. Alas no success

      • Imbruce says:

        Your first purchase on the Curve card must be via chip and pin as it says on the card in the box.
        Have used the card as wave lay on overground and underground today, so far so good.

  • Keith says:

    For Frankfurt, could you not book one night and your partner a second night?

  • GnarlyOldGoatDude says:

    I was at the Frankfurt Jumeirah in February (actually for Valentine’s day), but only to visit the bar and the excellent Max on One restaurant. It was top notch with excellent service and food. The bar on the ground floor had an excellent vibe too.

    The reservation was booked through the Amex Platinum concierge…something I’ve started doing more and more.

    The Hotel looked great, but the lifts were weird… buttons on the inside.

    • signol says:

      My company has a floor of an office block in St Pancras. Their lifts are the same, no buttons inside.

      • Genghis says:

        I thought that was pretty usual for modern builds these days. My work has them too.

      • GnarlyOldGoatDude says:

        My “office” which is also in St Pancras is a converted Victorian workhouse, so I’m not used to new technology.

  • Matthew says:

    I’m quite glad the Etihad spa treatments are stopping for business class. When I had a massage in LHR last, the woman pressed so hard on my back it caused me to fart! Very embarrassing but funny nevertheless! I don’t want that experience again….!

  • signol says:

    According to the Jumeirah website, you need to use the promo code BIRTHDAY to book this deal this afternoon.

  • Jack says:

    Is there anywhere useful to credit the Sirius points earned on this? I can’t see myself staying at one of these hotels again so the 500 or so points will go to waste otherwise. Or do have something like Hyatt where you can show your BAEC card for 500 avios…?

    • Jack says:

      Turns out you get 5 miles for every sirius point. You can convert over to Qatar, ANA, JAL and Saudi.

      • Jack says:

        And emirates

      • Rob says:

        Virgin is a partner as well if you decide not to take points and earn miles directly.

        • Genghis says:

          Thanks Raffles. I’ve a stay at a Jumeriah hotel in DXB in a few weeks’ time and didn’t realise I could get Virgin miles instead. Cheers.

  • Jordan D says:

    Anyone had any luck? Or has Jumeirah crashed for everyone?

    • jon says:

      Crashed. A state I imagine it will stay in for about 50 minutes

    • Genghis says:

      It’s all those people changing their earning preferences after reading HfP…

      • Rob says:

        Hard to believe Frankfurt is so desirable!

        • Ryan says:

          No luck either. Just timing out here…70mb Fibre so no excuses on connection…

        • Genghis says:

          Agreed. It’s no Berlin, Köln or München (or even Hamburg).

          • GnarlyOldGoatDude says:

            I disagree about Köln. I’ve lived in numerous places in Northern Germany…I was born in Hannover. I’ve travelled extensively throughout the south and east. Although Berlin and München are great, Köln is pretty dire.
            My wife really wanted to go as part of our February trip and was really disappointed. We agree that Frankfurt is much nicer from all tourist and comfort viewpoints, apart from the Dom.
            I may be really biased, as a former resident of Düsseldorf…we never get on with our southern neighbours.

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