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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. 

Etihad 2-4-1 sale

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.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (December 2022)

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.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

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.

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  • sunguy says:

    I always used to laugh at the lounge options in HEL … when I was travelling to Helskinki quite often for work, I had a Diners club card – free access to lounges at the time. Finnair at the time had a partner card with Diners club and a stall in the middle of departures to promote it.

    Id get stopped every time and asked if I wanted to apply – my answer was a question and always the same – “When is Helsinki going to get a lounge that accepts Diners club for access”.?

    I also seem to remember there was a huge buzz around the first Starbucks in Finland opening and it was in the airport!

  • SteveD says:

    OT: Iberia offering 25% off Gift Cards for Valentine’s day.

    T&Cs didn’t look too restrictive on a quick scan, although apparently you have to use card by 31 Dec 2017. Assume this is a typo…

    • marcw says:

      Only valid for sales departing in Spain though…

    • Lyn says:

      Thank you. This is worth looking at.

      They have corrected the date to 31 Dec 2019 on their website (country = Spain, language = English).

      It is a bit restrictive for European flights, in that it only allows Air Nostrum / Iberia Express if there is also a leg operated by Iberia. So this cuts out my usual route, which is only operated by Air Nostrum. And no Puente Aereo flights, which I think are the commuter flights between Madrid and Barcelona.

  • Russ says:

    Can you still pick up newspapers or do you need to bring your own now?

  • Alex says:

    When cancelling my BAPP, I was told (on chat) that:
    “Companion Voucher bookings must be made using the British Airways Card they were earned with. This is set in the Terms and Conditions on the Companion Voucher. Cancelling this Account may mean you are unable to redeem your Companion Voucher.”

    Have seen elsewhere on this site that any amex is fine to use on booking. Shall I assume the above isn’t imposed?

    • Genghis says:

      It is indeed a term but not enforced. You can pay with any Amex.

      • Alex says:


        • LewisB says:

          “The Member is responsible for paying any Taxes, Fees & Charges relating to their Companion Voucher booking. All Taxes, Fees & Charges must be paid for using the Member’s British Airways American Express Credit Card.” – Companion voucher T&Cs,

          It doesn’t directly say it has to be paid for using the British Airways Premium Plus anyway. You could had earned it with the free BA Amex, how would the agents know over the phone from your card number?

    • Grant says:

      Linked to this, has anyone been asked to show the credit card that made the booking when at the airport? I seem to recall this being another one of the scare tactics used by AMEX CS in order to get you to keep the card.

      • Rob says:

        I have. Didn’t have it, BA decided they didn’t care after all.

        • Genghis says:

          Why have such a control in place if they’ll then manually override? What a waste of time.

          • Rob says:

            Given a 3-year credit card expiry date and, say, a 6-month lead time between booking and flying, 1 in 6 people won’t have the same credit card number at the time of departure anyway.

        • LewisB says:

          How did that conversation go with the check-in staff, Rob? Did you simply say no and they never mentioned it again or did they kick up a fuss and eventually gave up?

      • e.thomas says:

        We were asked some yrs ago, travelling F. I told them I no longer had that card and my other amex card was at home. 10 mins of unpleasantness at checkin desk was a bit stressful.

        • Mr(s) Entitled says:

          Just tell them it was stolen or cloned so is no longer in your possession. There is zero chance they would deny boarding.

    • Rob says:

      It isn’t online. If you book by phone they may ask for a BA Amex but seem incapable of checking.

  • Benilyn says:

    OT: Any airmiles / points related offers for signing up to home insurance going around?

    • Grant says:

      More Th>n usually have some good offers via the normal channels.

      • Rob says:

        Alan Boswell is relaunching soon as a BA as opposed to partner but the IT is taking a while.

  • Adam says:


    Cancelled my Virgin Atlantic credit card a few days ago and have had a £67 refund on to it under membership fee adjustment.

    Thought that the fee was non-refundable…? Has this changed? Any other data points?

    • Rob says:

      I know another reader who got a refund too, so that makes two of you.

    • Benylin says:

      Does the pro rata refund correspond to how many months you were a member for?

      • Adam says:

        Yeah…. certainly seems about right. My card year ends in July so still had March-June as full months which pro rata would be £65 so it’s close enough.

        • Benylin says:

          Rob – I have the free card Virgin CC, do you know if I can sign upto the paid one now, and also benefit from the offer?

          • Rob says:

            I was told they want a 6 month gap, but if it has been 6 months then give it a go.

  • EwanG says:

    This promo works well with anyone who created a new Amazon Business account through Rob’s deal.

  • Tom Cook says:

    OT Cancelled my SPG card yesterday, no issues, no offers to keep it with bonus spend, no mention of not being able to sign up again in 6 months time….

    • Grant says:

      How long did you keep it for?

    • Mr Dee says:

      Did you do it through online chat or phone? Unless you do it on the phone they don’t give an offer

      • Benylin says:

        I cancelled through chat, they did say do you want to call to discuss deals, but I declined. The other spg I cancelled they didn’t offer anything over chat.

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