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.
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.
Etihad Guest launches a 20% transfer bonus ….
Etihad Guest has launched another of its occasional transfer bonuses.
For UK residents, the key transfer partners which will trigger a 20% bonus are:
Le Club AccorHotels
IHG Rewards Club
World of Hyatt
Shangri-La Golden Circle
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.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (September 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:
- 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 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 10,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for life.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.