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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.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (October 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 cardsThese are:

  • American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes. 30,000 points is a special offer which expires on 9th November 2021.

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).

Comments (188)

  • Isabel Friedlander says:

    I found that BA wouldn’t pay for the use of the lounge at Krakow although this might have changed?

    • Ian says:

      I was able to use the lounge in Kraków in early September 2018. Has it changed?

  • Query says:


    Anyone know why CX reward flights appear AWOL on BA.COM ?

    (Specifically aiming for SIN-HKG in J)

    • The Streets says:

      Not sure when you are looking for but they usually cut off booking CX flights for anything less than two weeks

      • Query says:

        I’m looking for Feb 2019.

        However I’ve since searched March 2019 and then they appear.

        Seems odd.

  • Nick M says:

    How long do Nationwide usually take to post? I used the Co-Op offer a couple of weeks ago but haven’t received the cash back yet

    • Danny says:

      I used the co op offer on Friday 28th September and cash back was in my account on Monday 1st October.

  • Crafty says:

    OT: Is Creation online down for everyone, or just me? I need to check my balance and can’t!

    • Peter K says:

      Just checked and logged in straight away.

    • Waribai says:

      I had this problem a couple of weeks ago. Nothing would work. I’d reset my password but to no avail. 24 hours later it was fine!

  • Edward C-B says:

    Lloyds offering 12% cb too on Conrad /Waldorf Astoria

  • Jon says:

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

  • J says:

    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.

  • 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!

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