Etihad has launched a short sale, valid for bookings made by 20th January. You can travel for any period up to 10th October 2023.
As normally happens with the Middle Eastern airlines – however illogical this may seem – the cheapest fares are to destinations beyond their hub and not to the hub itself.
The headline sale fare between London and Abu Dhabi is £2,699, which is definitely pushing the boundaries of what you’d call a ‘sale’.
The Seychelles, on the other hand, is just £1,999 return from London via Abu Dhabi.
Dublin to Zanzibar is just €1,799, if you don’t mind starting your trip in Ireland, even though the sale fare from the UK is far higher.
You can have a look at the offers, which also includes economy deals, on the Etihad website here.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (February 2024)
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.
Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:
- 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 four free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 40,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 40,000 Etihad Guest miles.
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 10,000 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.