Etihad has launched a new sale, running to 9th March. You can see the details here.
There are some interesting Business Class deals, including (all via Abu Dhabi from London or Manchester):
- Abu Dhabi £1,579
- Hong Kong £1,799
- Tokyo £1,799
- Singapore £1,799
- Kuala Lumpur £1,799
- Seoul £1,799
Tokyo looks especially interesting given that this is not a route usually discounted heavily.
Etihad’s A380 Business Class Studio is EXCELLENT. I reviewed it here on the A380 which you are very likely to get if you depart from Heathrow. The official Etihad promo site for the Business Class Studio is here.
Etihad is not in a major airline alliance but you can redeem your miles for cash via PointsPay. It is also a partner with American Airlines as well as many others. You can easily top up your miles via an American Express Membership Rewards transfer.
These prices are good for travel until 10th December. You can see all the sale deals, including economy prices, on the Etihad site here.
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.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (June 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 cards. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Etihad Guest miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for life.
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).