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.
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.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (August 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).