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Get a 30% bonus transferring points into Etihad Guest

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Etihad Guest is currently running another of its occasional transfer bonuses.

This one is quite restrictive, although the 30% bonus is not bad. It does NOT include transfers from HSBC credit cards or American Express Membership Rewards.

For UK residents, the most relevant potential partners are Marriott Bonvoy, Accor Live Limitless, Shangri-La Golden Circle and World of Hyatt.

Etihad Guest has relaxed its draconian mileage expiry policy recently. The previous ‘use them within 24 months or lose them’ policy has gone, thankfully. It has been replaced with a more generous ‘no expiry if you have any account activity within the last 18 months’.

Full details are on the Etihad website here.


Earning Flying Blue miles from credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (November 2020)

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 cardsThese are:

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, reviewed here) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent, reviewed here).