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.
Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers.
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 2017 and all of 2018.
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