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LAST CHANCE: Win 2 x Business Class tickets from London or Manchester to Abu Dhabi with Etihad!

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We wanted to remind you that Saturday 31st August is your last opportunity to enter a great competition we are running 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 😉

This competition closes at 23:59 on Saturday. Now is your last chance to enter!

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

….. 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 the end of the day on 31st August 2019. That means you have today and tomorrow to enter, if you have not done so already.

Last chance 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.

The rules

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.  Do it now – time is running out!

Good Luck!

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Win 2 x Business Class tickets from London or Manchester to Abu Dhabi with Etihad!

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  1. OT
    Not sure if this has been covered but may be of use to the winner of the competition.

  2. Ruben Menezes says:

    Hi All, need to some help and advice on Amex travel insurance claims due to flight cancellations. The flight was booked using the Amex BA premium card. I have the Amex platinum card and the wife the Amex BA premium card. We are both supplement card holders of each other’s respective Amex cards.

    Situation – our inbound Iberia flight from Madrid to LHR for tomorrow has been cancelled due to Iberia ground staff going on strike. We are here in Madrid with both my two young toddlers. (4 pax in total).

    Ended up buying expensive (£1,400) one way tickets (4 in total) on easyJet. As I have a work trip flight from LHR to Tokyo this Sunday and have to be on it.

    Called up Amex travel insurance who said that I am only covered for £300 on the Platinum and £200 on the BA premium for the whole trip irrespective of the number of passengers. And said that because the trip was booked using an Amex card. I am entitled to make claims on the family of cards I may as long as they do not exceed the total original value.

    This does not sound right to me. And wanted to hear your views and how best to recover the £1,400 one way ticket that I had to buy last minute and up top of the £600 return flight tickets.

    Apologies for the very long email. And thank you in advance for your comments.

    • Lady London says:

      Hi Ruben,

      sorry for the stressful situation you and your family find yourselves in.

      Did you ask Iberia to reroute you ? (i.e., provide another ticket for all of you on another airline or even routing).

      for sure you have a right to EU261 compensation amount for each of you. But that’s not to important as sorting things out now.

      • Lady London says:

        PS EU261 compo assuming there is not something about the nature of the Spanish strike that puts it outside Iberia’s control (there is new and old judgment precedent here).

        • Ruben Menezes says:

          Thank you. I’m just amazed by the lack of information and clarification and or support from Amex BA premium and Platinum. For situations like this. Ended up paying 1400 pounds for one way ticket for the family and made it back to London. Just before the ATC failure at France and Spain last night.

    • Harry T says:

      @Shoestring may have better advice regarding this, but do you not have Section 75 rights due to booking on the BA credit card?

  3. When will the winner be announced?

  4. Andy Young says:

    I’m afraid Id rather stick hot pokers in my eye than holiday in the Middle East, dreadful countries

    • Eppleby says:

      I agree! And if you do decide to go the local police and/mutaween may do the sticking of hot pokers for you!

  5. MUKHTAR Ahmad khawaja says:

    I am excited let see

  6. Mr(s) Entitled says:

    I’ve a 1 in 23,000 chance. It’s as good as mine.

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