Etihad is offering a special 10% World Cup consolation discount to anyone booking before 15th July.
You need to fly from Manchester or Heathrow, in any class, between 1st September and 31st March 2019.
You need to use promo code WORLDENG on the Etihad booking site here. Note that the discount only applies to the base fare, not taxes, and so will have a small overall impact on Economy tickets. Business fares will probably see an 8%-ish discount on the gross fare.
Blackout dates apply: no outbound travel between 10 December to 24 December 2018 and no inbound travel between 1 September to 12 September 2018 and 29 December 2018 to 13 January 2019.
Multi-city bookings do not qualify.
In addition, if you are not already an Etihad Guest member, you can sign up here and receive 500 bonus miles.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (June 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 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 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.
Etihad Guest is also a partner with the HSBC Premier Mastercard (0.5 miles per £1 spent) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent).