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Etihad launches a 2-4-1 sale across all classes

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Etihad is running a 2-4-1 sale at the moment which continues until tomorrow night.

You can travel until 30th November.  Deals are available in all classes and include (per person, based on two travelling in Business Class):

  • Abu Dhabi £1,506
  • Bangkok £1,533
  • Singapore £1,765
  • Hong Kong £1,737
  • Phuket £1,734
  • Seychelles £2,111

Availability seems OK.  Even over October half-term (out 25/10, back 3/11) I could find Abu Dhabi at £1,572.  Remember that you need to search for 2+ passengers and that the price shown by the Etihad website is for all of you, not per person.  I was confused by that at first ….

My review of the impressive Business Studio seat on the A380, which is what you will get flying from Heathrow, is here and is pictured above.  There is also a dedicated page on their website here which explains it in more detail.

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.

The Etihad UK offers page is here.

Etihad 2-4-1 sale

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).

(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards?  Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (148)

  • Hilary Hughes says:

    *15 day

  • rams1981 says:

    OT curve linked to IHG. Is spend limited to small amounts? Tried to put through £1k and was rejected

    • Grant says:

      Would a £1k transaction mean you are bouncing off daily / 30 day / 365 day limits?

      • rams1981 says:

        No, comfortably within limits. It is to top up an isa so i guess it could be being viewed as a cash transaction?

        • TGLoyalty says:

          If it’s viewed as a cash like transaction nothing more than £300 at a time and I think only a couple a week.

    • MarkH says:

      Depends what kind of transaction IME.

      For payments to Brighton based firm then yes anything over £200 generally gets rejected but normal spend is fine in larger amounts (assuming not busting curve limits)

  • Susan says:

    OT Am trying to sign up for aer club so can credit an imminent (Friday!) United flight to something useful for me but despite being able to sign into my Aer Lingus account every time I try to then join aer club I get a message “this account has already expired”. I’ve tried all the advice on Flyertalk but still no further forward. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks

  • CF says:

    The BA 2 for 1 to JNB seems to have been extended to book by 3 March 2019. How do you find availability as I can’t seem to get any? Do you have to keep trying different dates or is there a way to see when the promo is available?