Get a 20% bonus on hotel and credit card points transfers to Etihad Guest

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Etihad Guest has launched another of its occasional transfer bonuses.

This is not a bad time to take advantage.  The recent ‘devaluation’ of Etihad Guest actually made business class flights between London and Abu Dhabi cheaper (read more here) – albeit taxes went up – and it is unlikely that we will see further changes for a couple of years.

Details of the transfer bonus are here.

For UK residents, the key transfer partners which will trigger a 20% bonus are:

Le Club AccorHotels

IHG Rewards Club

World of Hyatt

Radisson Rewards

Marriott Rewards

Hilton Honors

Shangri-La Golden Circle

HSBC Premier

It is important to note who is NOT on the list – American Express Membership Rewards.  You will not get a bonus if you transfer from here.  Note that Etihad Guest is no longer a Heathrow Rewards partner.

Transfers must be made by 30th October.  The bonus will be added in a separate transaction within 15 days of the end of the promotion.

You can find out more here. In addition, if you are not already an Etihad Guest member, you can sign up here and receive 500 bonus miles.

Etihad Guest transfer bonus

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.

Etihad Guest is also a partner with the HSBC Premier Mastercard (0.5 miles per £1 spent, reviewed here) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent, reviewed here).

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  1. Edward C-B says:

    Lloyds offering 12% cb too on Conrad /Waldorf Astoria

  2. Minor correction: I used my Priority Pass to access the (admittedly dire) Bari lounge when flying EasyJet 2 weeks ago.

  3. OT: Under the Marriott/SPG new scheme point system, any idea what the conversion rate to air miles would be please? Would the bonus for converting lump sums still be in place?

    • New Card says:

      Depends which airmile scheme, but generally (e.g. Avios) divide by 3. So 30,000 new Marriott points = 10,000 Avios.
      25% bonus applies on transfers of 60,000 new Marriott points. So if you transfer 60,000 Marriott points, you get 25,000 Avios instead of 20,000 Avios.

  4. Victoria Davis says:

    The lounge at Bordeaux is a lot better although the breakfast selection was poor and they ran out of cups for the coffee. However, what was even more disappointing was the vegetarian meal on the flight back to Gatwick. Vegetarian food was 3 pots of fruit!

  5. Michael says:

    I spent £280 on a LOT flight at and it seems like LOT charged my Amex, the Expedia charge was just a £3 booking fee. Doesn’t mention this anywhere in the T&C’s, just says to spend it at I would be quite annoyed not to get my 7,000 bonus points based on this as it seems quite disingenuous.

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