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Etihad adds a permanent 4th daily London Heathrow flight – but with a Boeing 787

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Etihad is adding a permanent fourth daily service at London Heathrow, using slots it gained from the demise of India’s Jet Airways.

EY26 will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 at 21.05, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08.05.

The return flight, EY25, will leave Abu Dhabi at 10.25, arriving in Heathrow at 14.50.

Etihad 4th heathrow service

The service will run daily throughout the Winter season.  It will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 which means there will be no First Class Apartments.  There will be 28 Business Studios, compared to 70 on the three daily A380 services.

To celebrate this new service we will be running a very exciting Etihad competition on Head for Points soon with one of the most valuable prizes we have ever given away …. keep an eye out!

Etihad business class pr photo

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).

(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards?  Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)