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.

Etihad is now selling Economy passengers empty seats on its flights!

A friend of mine who is about to fly Etihad sent me an interesting offer he had received. Etihad is offering him the ability to bid to ‘buy’ empty seats around him.  The minimum bid, for an Abu Dhabi to Heathrow sector, was: £50 to […]

Get a 10% discount on Etihad flights with your American Express card

Etihad is currently offering a 10% discount code for American Express cardholders. This is a long-term offer which is valid for travel completed by 30th June 2020.  You can book as late as you like, so in theory the code will still be working on […]

Etihad to take back control of its London Heathrow lounge from No 1 Lounges

According to Executive Traveller, Etihad is taking back control of its lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4 on 20th December. Earlier this year, the lounge was renamed ‘The House’ with management handed over to No 1 Lounges.  Etihad continued to use the lounge for its […]

Two ‘buy miles’ bonuses currently running – with Etihad Guest and Flying Blue

Etihad is currently offering up to 30% discount when you buy Etihad Guest miles.  This is a chance to top up your account if you are a little short of a redemption. The discount is staggered: Buy 6,000 – 20,000 points = 10% discount Buy […]

Attractive long haul flight deals from Scandinavia from Finnair and Etihad

Finnair – a British Airways partner – is currently selling Business Class flights from Oslo to Singapore for as low as NOK 13,360 (£1,100) return. As well as Finnair’s excellent service, this is also a way of picking up some British Airways Executive Club tier […]

News: Etihad Guest stops expiring miles, ski holiday discount with SNO

Back in 2017, Gavin Halliday resigned as CEO of Avios Group to move to Abu Dhabi, to run all of Etihad’s loyalty businesses. He has had a lot on his hands since then.  First there was the collapse of Air Berlin and its Etihad-owned topbonus […]

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Back in September, we wrote about an excellent hotel promotion. Hotel booking site Rocketmiles was (and still is) offering ‘first time users’ 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles for a one night booking. I tried this offer out myself last week when I was […]

News: congratulations to BA’s IT team, 20% bonus on Etihad transfers

News in brief: Congratulations to BA’s IT department The British Airways IT department generally has very little to celebrate, but it has managed to hit a remarkable milestone this week. The new British Airways iPad app has just received its 1,000th one-star review.  Since virtually […]

We have our Etihad competition winner!

Last month we ran a great competition in association with Etihad Airways giving away one of the most valuable prizes we have ever offered. One lucky Head for Points reader was going to win two Business Class return tickets from London or Manchester to Abu […]

SWISS, Lufthansa and Etihad launch UK flight sales – here are the best business class deals

There is a lot of sale activity going on at the moment.  Qatar Airways has launched a sale with some interesting deals from elsewhere in Europe, which I will look at tomorrow.  The British Airways sale which we covered here is also continuing, as is […]

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

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 […]

Get 20%-30% bonus when you buy Etihad Guest miles – and don’t forget our great Etihad competition!

Etihad Guest is current running a bonus when you buy Etihad Guest miles, but it is ending soon. For once, the bonus is not staggered.  As long as you buy at least 6,000 miles, you will receive the full 20% bonus. Some status members get […]

Why you should sign up your business to Etihad’s BusinessConnect incentive program

This article is sponsored by Etihad Airways We have covered several different airline loyalty schemes for small and medium sized businesses on Head for Points, primarily BA’s On Business programme. What many don’t know is that Etihad also runs its own scheme, called BusinessConnect. With […]

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

Starting today, and running for the rest of the month – until 31st August 2019 – we are running a great competition in association with Etihad Airways.  It is one of the most valuable prizes we have ever given away. One lucky Head for Points […]

Etihad adds a permanent 4th daily London Heathrow flight – but with a Boeing 787

Etihad is adding a permanent fourth daily service at London Heathrow, using slots it gained from the demise of India’s Jet Airways. EY26 will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 at 21.05, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08.05. The return flight, EY25, will leave Abu Dhabi at […]

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