It may come as a surprise to learn that Etihad does not currently fly to Bali despite its huge popularity.
This will change from 23rd April 2024 when the airline launches non-stop flights to the Indonesian island four times a week.
Although less relevant from a UK perspective, flights have been timed so that you can enjoy a long weekend on the island with departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and returns on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
The flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with its Business Studio seat. This is the same Business Studio seat as I reviewed on Etihad’s A380. Despite its age, this is an excellent product that remains competitive with many of the newest business class seats, so you are getting a top experience.
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.