Starting today, and running for the rest of the month – until 31st August 2019 – we are running a great competition in association with Etihad Airways. It is one of the most valuable prizes we have ever given away.
One lucky Head for Points reader will win two Business Class return tickets from London or Manchester to Abu Dhabi.
The Manchester option should make all readers happy who live North of London and tend to complain about us being too London focused.
About Etihad Airways
Etihad has recently announced a permanent fourth daily service from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi during the Winter season, from 26th October. This evening service will be operated by a Boeing 787 and is in addition to the existing three A380 services.
Etihad is currently operating five daily flights to Abu Dhabi from Heathrow over the Summer, until 28th September. After that it will drop to four daily flights until the end of the Summer season on 26th October, at which point the new ‘four daily’ schedule kicks in.
Rob has done a number of reviews of Etihad flights and lounges over the years
- Etihad’s A380 Business Studio
- Etihad’s A380 First Class apartment
- Etihad’s Boeing 777 First Class Suite
- Etihad’s First Class lounge in Abu Dhabi
- Etihad arrivals lounge in Abu Dhabi
- Etihad lounge at Heathrow T4
….. and we like them very much. The new Boeing 787 flights from Heathrow this Summer are using the same Business Studio which is on the A380. The Manchester service also uses a Boeing 787 with Business Studio.
How can you win?
There is one pair of Business Class return tickets on Etihad to Abu Dhabi to be won. The prize includes lounge access but not chauffeur transfers.
There are some restrictions on how you can use your prize:
You can choose to fly from London or Manchester
Tickets are strictly non-transferrable. The winner MUST be one of the passengers and both tickets must be booked for travel together.
The winner must book the trip by 30th September 2019 and complete their travel by 15th December 2019. Dates and passenger names cannot be changed once booked.
There is no guarantee that Etihad will be able to offer the exact date, flight and destination you request. Flexibility may be required, especially at peak periods.
The tickets are Business Class tickets
You are responsible for arranging transfers, accommodation, visas, insurance etc for your trip
You will not have to pay any taxes or charges for your tickets
Your tickets will not earn any frequent flyer miles or status points
The competition will remain open until 31st August 2019.
How to enter
We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for competitions recently. Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or by clicking through to the Gleam website) and leave your name and email address.
You can have up to two entries per person:
You receive one entry automatically for completing your details
You receive a 2nd entry if you tick the box to sign up to Etihad’s email newsletter – this is optional but is worthwhile as you will be first to hear about their special offers and sales
If you don’t choose to get a second entry, your details remain confidential and will not be passed to Etihad (unless you win!). Head for Points will not use your email address for any other purpose. We will delete all of the data at our end after the winner has been confirmed.
Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.
You must be at least 18 years old
You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK
Entries are limited to one submission form per person
The competition closes at midnight, London time, on 31st August 2019
The winner will be selected automatically by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 48 hours.
Remember that the winner must be one of the passengers – you cannot gift the prize to another couple
If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (May 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).