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Etihad and Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest is the loyalty scheme for Etihad Airways. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK. I also review the First Class Apartment on the A380, the First Class Suite on their Boeing 777, the Business Class Studio on their A380 and the Etihad lounges at Heathrow Terminal 4 and Abu Dhabi Terminal 3.

For further information on Etihad and Etihad Guest, visit their website here.

Excellent business class deal to Asia using Etihad miles on Czech Airlines

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of Etihad Airways, has a rather eclectic mix of airline partners on which you can redeem your miles. I wrote about these partners here.  At the time, the sweet spot was a 36,000 miles business class return trip on […]

Bits: ignore Amex’s 20% MR bonus, excellent Marriott redemption in Corfu, Etihad’s new sale

News in brief: Don’t redeem your Membership Rewards points for cash credit with a 20% bonus American Express has been emailing Gold and Platinum cardholders this week with a ‘special’ offer. If you redeem your Membership Rewards points for statement credit by 31st March, you […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic credit cards get an app, Etihad adds 4th Heathrow service, Haynes Manual on Heathrow

News in brief: The Virgin Atlantic credit cards get an app (at last) Yes, finally …. you can now manage the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards via a smartphone app. I know that a few HFP readers have been put off from applying due to […]

Bits: BA launches its BOAC 747, Osaka deal, £100 Emirates / Amex credit, 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

News in brief: BA’s repainted BOAC Boeing 747 takes off British Airways launched its first repainted aircraft yesterday, one of a handful of classic liveries that will be applied to selected planes this year as part of BA’s 100th birthday celebrations. It uses the livery […]

Bits: BA 2-4-1 Premium Economy deal to Jo’burg, Etihad’s 2-4-1 sale, Helsinki gets a new Priority Pass lounge

News in brief: British Airways 2-4-1 Premium Economy deal to Jo’burg As part of its occasional ‘Dream Tickets’ promotions, British Airways is running a 2-4-1 offer on Premium Economy tickets to Johannesburg. Full details are on ba.com here.  You must: book by 17th February travel […]

Cheap business class deals: Australia / NZ from Sweden and lots of places from Amsterdam (via Cairo!)

I’ve no idea what happened to the Qatar Airways mega-sale this year.  The airline hasn’t had a sale at all, yet alone a very aggressive one.  I have no excuse for not knowing as I shared a lift with the Qatar Airways CEO last Friday! […]

Bits: £20 Eurowings Amex cashback, Etihad sale, double Qatar miles, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt offer

News in brief: £20 Eurowings cashback American Express has launched a cashback deal with Eurowings.  Eurowings is the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier which now flies all of Lufthansa’s UK flights which do not go to its Frankfurt or Munich hubs – Berlin, Hamburg etc. If […]

Get 5,000 Avios (or other miles) sign-up bonus with the free HSBC Premier credit card

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its free HSBC Premier credit card. Until 2nd March, you will receive 10,000 HSBC Premier points – the usual bonus is nothing – when you take out the free HSBC Premier credit card and spend £1,000 […]

Bits: Etihad’s 15th Birthday sale – with a free stopover, 5% ski holiday saving with SNO, El Al adds Manchester

More news in brief: Etihad launches its 15th Birthday sale – and get a free stopover in Abu Dhabi! Etihad is running a number of offers at the moment as part of its 15th birthday celebrations. For UK residents, the most interesting is a short […]

Odd redemption deals you might not know – Emirates & easyJet, Etihad and Flybe

Emirates and Etihad, the two major UAE airlines, have a lot of high quality partnerships such as the Emirates deal with Qantas. They have have some lower quality or just plain weird partnerships.  Two of the oddest are: the Emirates partnership with easyJet, now six […]

Bits: IHG launches UK and Ireland 4-day flash sale, BA Tesco bonus, Etihad adds 4th Heathrow service

News in brief: IHG launches a four-day UK and Ireland Flash Sale IHG has launched a short flash sale for Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites hotels in the UK and Ireland. The rules are: Book by midnight on […]

Bits: Selfridges / Amex cashback, new British Airways Bordeaux lounge, 20% Etihad Guest transfer bonus now on

News in brief: New Selfridges cashback deal launched by American Express American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with Selfridges. You are likely, but not guaranteed, to find this under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page on your American Express […]

Exclusive: Etihad Heathrow Terminal 4 lounge takeover by No 1 Lounges confirmed

The Etihad Airways lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4 is to become a No 1 Lounges facility.  The move is imminent, with the opening date potentially as early as Saturday. Rumours of a switch were circulating over the weekend.  Etihad contacts of mine in Abu Dhabi […]

Bits: Primera Air goes bust, £750 off Etihad to Australia, new IHG Heathrow hotels open this week

News in brief: Primera Air files for bankruptcy Anyone who has followed our articles on Primera Air this year will not be totally surprised to learn that the Icelandic / Latvian / Danish airline filed for insolvency yesterday. Primera, despite only appearing on the UK […]

Bits: Curve ATM withdrawal success, win Virgin miles with Hertz, Etihad partners with SkyTeam’s Air Europa

News in brief: Curve ATM withdrawal success Here is a quick update on our story last week that Curve Card is now coding ATM withdrawals in a way which allows your credit card issuer to spot them.  You can read about that here. The coding changes […]

Etihad’s Manchester lounge in T1 becomes a premium independent ‘1903’ lounge

Last year I went up to Manchester to try out the brand new premium independent lounge in Terminal 3 – the ‘1903’ lounge. My review of the 1903 lounge is here.  The airport spent £1.6m on the lounge and I was impressed – it was […]

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