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Etihad launches a 4th daily service from London Heathrow – but not on an A380

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Etihad has announced an extra 20 flights between Heathrow and Abu Dhabi during April.  This should lead to some additional reward seats being available over Easter.

Flights will start on 5th April using a Boeing 787-9.  This means that there is no First Class but you will get the same Business Class Studio as on the A380 which I reviewed here.

The extra service leaves Heathrow Terminal 4 at around 13.40, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 23.50.  The return departs Abu Dhabi at around 07.20, landing at 12.00.  The exact times vary from day to day.

Full details of the Business Class Studio can be found on etihad.com here.

Etihad launches a 4th daily service from Heathrow

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).