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 via UK credit cards
As a reminder, Etihad no longer has its own 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 – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus
The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus
American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile.