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New Etihad discount codes and a points transfer bonus launched

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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.

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

Etiahd discount code

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.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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.

Comments (70)

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  • Sam G says:

    Worth noting that the onemileatatime is reporting issues transferring to Ethiad – might be US / partner specific – but wouldn’t count on them for any urgent transfers/redemption

  • Paulo says:

    Etihad need to offer more than 15% if they want anymore of my business. The last few years has seen a sharp decline in service and standards and a huge increase in fares. They used to be competitive flying out of Manchester. But now they seem to be one of the most expensive.

  • s879 says:

    OT: I have a flight booked using Avios to Europe. Is the option to ring on the day and change to another flight on the same day open to me or is it only for people who have paid cash in full? If the latter, is it still worth me trying my luck?

    • Stu_N says:

      Same day change is point to point Plus fares only. Phoning won’t do any good unless there is Avios availability on the flight you want and you’d have to pay £35pp change fee. Very slim chance of success at airport – more likely at outstation than London airports, but still pretty unlikely.

    • Mzb says:

      Avios bookings are changeable up to 24 hours before travel. So you won’t be able to do that.

  • Titus Adduxas says:

    OT – With the new Amex (anti-churning?) rules, are the 9000 Avios still available for recommendations even if the recipient doesn’t qualify for the spend bonus? I was about to get a new BAPP card as my 6 months had passed, and it seems to still make sense to cancel my wife’s as she already has the 241 voucher.

  • youngtraveller says:

    O/T I have 500 emirates points they are expiring in 3 months, is there anything that I can do with them? Thanks

    • Rob says:

      Assuming there is no minimum, you’ll get about £3 off a hotel booking via their portal.

  • BJ says:

    OT: What’s happened to tge worlds favourite airline?

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      I’m not surprised at this. Jet2 is a pretty good operation at in my experience at focusing on nothing more and nothing less than what it sets out to do which is to be a “friendly” low cost carrier that treats you with respect. Proof that you can be competitive in the low-cost market without the Ryanair we’re-the-cheapest-so-we’ll-treat-you-like-dirt customer service model.

      • Shoestring says:

        Ryanair stopped treating people like dirt quite a few years ago! Their current cabin baggage policy is indeed quite generous, if you pay the £6-10 priority boarding fee you get 2 cabin bags (cabin guaranteed), one your fairly standard size bag 10kg for the locker plus another bag/ laptop 40cm x 25cm x 20cm.

        Look at their passenger numbers:
        2006 22m
        2010 70m
        2019e 142m

  • Rob says:

    I am very pro T5. A quick trip to Madrid T4, Luton or Stansted will remind you what you are missing ….

    • Alan says:

      Can see the appeal of T5 more if its origin and destination. For connecting international to domestic (or vv when having to change terminal) its not great.

      • fivebobbill says:

        Very true, although not so much going out (if you have some time and lounge access). However international to domestic at LHR can be another matter, and if you have less than an hour and a half transfer time you need to be fairly fit, and even then, you, your luggage, or both could be in real jeopardy…

    • BJ says:

      For me, the key point of an airport is to get out and in simply and quickly. In this respect T5 is a shambles. By contrast, take BKK, you get dropped off at departure level, straight through doors is check in, immediately behind that is security followed by immigration. Go down one level turn left or right and turn left or right once more gets you to any gate in the entire airport. Arriving at BKK is almost identical in reverse. I know some do, but I don’t care about shops and lounges, can go to them elsewhere, just want to keep my travels as short as possible.

    • Meadowlark says:

      T5 may not be perfect, but I agree with Rob that in comparison with some it’s pretty good. I suffered a trip out and back through Luton last week and despite the millions they have spent on the place in the last couple of years it is still a hell-hole. And the Midterm Carpark is a disgraceful mess.

    • Charlieface says:

      Although AMS is an airport nearly as big with just a single terminal and there’s no waiting for shuttle buses and monorails

      • Alex Sm says:

        Only in Amsterdam could one go through immigration and then somehow exit it inadvertently and end up at passport checks again without noticing. And I didn’t smoke a twig! Schiphol is a mess tbh

      • Shoestring says:

        When I was a student I got p’d on vodka on a ferry to Calais, left my passport in my backpack on board yet still managed to get into France to sober up on a beach. Next day I slipped back through Customs & on board when the ferry docked again to retrieve my bag & passport, which they were holding in lost property office 🙂 Got told off by some captain.

        Not sure what these migrants are playing at jumping on the back of lorries, you just need to be invisible.

    • Michael Jennings says:

      For a terminal of its size, T5 is very good. T2 is also nice. T3 and T4, not so much. My problem with Heathrow in general is that it’s not easy to get to from where I live (Bermondsey), although things will improve if Crossrail ever arrives.

  • Dan says:

    I really quite like the doubletree Kensington – which can usually be had for under £150 on a weeknight. I’ve watched the renovation work take place over the last 2 years and there’s going to be a noticeable improvement in the dining options and look/feel of the hotel. Interested to see what this does to rates over the long term. Suspect it will push them up quite significantly.

    • Dale says:

      Would always use Hilton Kensington in that area, nice big Exec lounge

      • Rob says:

        The one by Olympia? That is nowhere near the museums, Albert Hall etc. South Ken and Kensington are two different places, one is not really directly south of the other!

        • Lady London says:

          It’s Holland Park Avenue just before Shepherds Bush roundabout.

          • Rob says:

            I’ve done a mattress run there too 🙂

            F’ing nightmare 🙂 It was pouring it down and it is a bit of a trot from the station to the hotel. Finally made it. A week later, I realised that one Hilton hotel in London was not actually participating in this particular promotion and that was it ….

        • Alex Sm says:

          @LadyLondon – you and @Rob are talking about two DIFFERENT Hiltons! I live near SheBu 🙂 but they both look equally scary (from the outside at least) but customer toilets on the ground floor are handy sometimes!

      • Yorkieflyer says:

        Yes but exec lounge aside it’s a dump

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