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Bits: 15% Etihad discount code and 20% transfer bonus, Opodo discounts, new Hilton Curio in London

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News in brief:

New Etihad discount codes released

Etihad has launched two new discount codes, worth up to 15% off the cost of a flight booked over the next two weeks.

The codes are:

  • 15% off Economy Class flights – EYECO15
  • 15% off Business Class flights – EYBUS15

Here are the rules:

  • Book by 15th April
  • Economy: travel outbound between 1st May and 30th June, return by 31st July
  • Business: travel outbound between 1st July and 31st August, return by 31st August
  • Discount only applies to the base fare, so the actual discount will be noticeably lower than 10% in Economy and a little lower than 10% in Business
  • Valid for departures from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy and Netherlands

You can book via the Etihad website here.

Etihad discount code

and Etihad Guest launches a 20% transfer bonus ….

Etihad Guest has launched another of its occasional transfer bonuses.

Details of the 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 April.  The bonus will be added in a separate transaction within 15 working 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.

Etiahd discount code

New Opodo discount codes

Talking of discount codes, Opodo is running another promotion this week.

Promo code APRIL19 gets you:

  • £15 off flight bookings over £350
  • £70 off flight + hotel bookings over £1,000

You must booked between 1st and 8th April.  All flights must depart the UK.  You can book on the Opodo website here.

100 Queens Gate Hotel open

New Hilton Curio launches in London

The DoubleTree London Kensington has formally rebranded as a Curio property, under the name ‘100 Queen’s Gate Hotel‘.

Curio is Hilton’s brand for upmarket independent hotels which do not want to follow Hilton’s ‘by the book’ operating manuals but still want to tap into Hilton’s marketing clout and the 100 million Hilton Honors membership base.  We have reviewed a few Curio hotels (see Ibiza here and see Boston here) and have been impressed.

100 Queens Gate Hotel open

Following a substantial refurbishment it looks, at least from the images, pretty good.  There are three food and beverage outlets – an all-day dining brasseries, a cocktail bar called ESQ and Botanica, an atrium space which will serve afternoon tea.

In terms of location it is very, very close to the South Kensington museums and about 90 seconds walk from South Kensington tube station.  The Albert Hall is also a gentle stroll away if you are attending an event.

The hotel website is here if you want to find out more.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Grimz says:

    OT, Do you get a bonus for adding a supplementary card to my BA Amex card? If you do get a bonus is it only for the 1st sup card or for every one you add?

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      First one you do. No further bonus on additional cards.

      Doesn’t seem to trigger if you add it at the application stage though… I had to call Amex to manually credit the 3k points on my Amex Gold and BAPP for this very reason which, to their credit, they did.

  2. Grimz says:

    I see you can have up to 99 free Supplementary cards, that’s a lot of shop small credit!!

  3. Shoestring says:

    Reminder in the paper today that Flybe are now strictly enforcing the cabin baggage policy with £50 penalty for small infringements.
    [Cabin baggage allowance and cost: One slim piece of cabin luggage that is no bigger than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm – including any wheels and handles – can be taken on board for free.
    You can also bring another smaller bag no larger than a handbag or laptop case – to be stowed under the seat in front of you for free.
    However, the combined weight of both bags must be no more than 10kg in total.
    Penalty if you exceed the cabin baggage limit: If the hand baggage is found to be too big or heavy at the departure gate you will be fined £50 and the bag will be stowed in the hold.]

  4. Rob Mc says:

    Just applied for supp card on amex platinum..when is too soon to call priority pass to manually get details for account.. thanks

    • I seem to remember I called the next day and they gave me the login for the app over the phone

  5. Mr Dee says:

    O/T Tesco Mobile Sim
    I topped up with a £20 voucher is that all I need to do or do I need to go through some process to purchase the rocket pack as well?

  6. Talay says:

    Etihad code doesn’t work.

    I saw it elsewhere earlier than here and it didn’t work then.

    Error message:

    We were unable to apply the promotional discount.
    Search criteria does not qualify for the discount or the promotion code is incorrect/expired.
    You can continue to book using our standard fares.

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