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.

Bits: more on Amex Plat / Priority Pass changes, 50% bonus buying Avios via Iberia, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix packages

News in brief: More on the American Express / Priority Pass changes Last week we covered the changes coming to the airport lounge cards issued with Amex Platinum. The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two Priority Pass airport lounge access cards, one for […]

Bits: Carlisle Lake District airport opens, Monese adds PayPal support, Etihad Business to Singapore (the long way) for £1091

News in brief: Carlisle Lake District Airport opens Carlisle Lake District Airport finally opened to commercial flights yesterday after lengthy delays caused by Air Traffic Control issues. Scottish airline Loganair is the launch carrier, with scheduled services to London Southend, Belfast City and Dublin using a […]

HFP in Oman: How to book Oman Air flights using Etihad Guest miles

This article looks at how to book Oman Air flights using frequent flyer miles. Over the last few weeks we have been running a series of articles on my recent trip to Oman. If you are not familiar with Oman you can read our overview […]

Bits: apply to run Virgin Flying Club, BA’s first A350 in the paint shop, who won our Etihad competition?

News in brief: Want to run Virgin Flying Club? This is not an entirely facetious remark, since HFP is read by most people who work in UK travel loyalty. Virgin Flying Club is looking for a new head.  The full job ad is here. Oli […]

Good Etihad business class sale from London & Manchester

As a pick-me-up after the Bank Holiday weekend, Etihad has launched a short business class flight sale.  The fares below are from London and Manchester, although it is also worth checking European departures – links below – as both destinations and prices vary. The sale […]

Exclusive 48-hour competition: Win tickets to see Muse or Metallica at Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Today and tomorrow we are running a flash two-day competition which will be of particular interest to HFP readers outside London, who always tell us they feel neglected 🙂 Four lucky HFP readers will win tickets to see Muse or Metallica at the Etihad Stadium […]

Get a 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

Etihad Guest has launched another bonus when you buy miles. The bonus is staggered: Buy 6,000 – 20,000 miles = 10% bonus Buy 21,000 – 40,000 miles = 15% bonus Buy 41,000 – 60,000 miles = 20% bonus I won’t go through the numbers in […]

Etihad goes to FIVE flights per day from London Heathrow

Etihad is launching a fourth and fifth daily flight from London Heathrow. The battle between Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad for traffic from the UK has just taken an extra twist. As we covered recently, Etihad gained three additional slots at London Heathrow when India’s […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

Jet Airways abandons Heathrow, and Etihad gets the slots

I flagged the financial crisis at India’s Jet Airways yesterday.  It looks like the airline is into its final hours, with the Heathrow services to India now suspended and – more critically – the landing and take-off slots transferred to Etihad from 28th April. Why […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began yesterday, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few more […]

New Etihad discount codes and a points transfer bonus launched

Etihad has launched two new discount codes, worth up to 15% off the cost of a flight booked over the next two weeks. The codes are: 15% off Economy Class flights – EYECO15 15% off Business Class flights – EYBUS15 Here are the rules: Book […]

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 […]

Etihad’s new UK sale now running

Etihad has launched a new sale, running to 9th March.  You can see the details here. There are some interesting Business Class deals, including (all via Abu Dhabi from London or Manchester): Abu Dhabi £1,579 Hong Kong £1,799 Tokyo £1,799 Singapore £1,799 Kuala Lumpur £1,799 […]

Etihad launches a 4th daily service from Heathrow

Etihad has announced an extra 20 flights between Heathrow and Abu Dhabi during April.  This should lead to some additional reward seats being available over Easter. Flights will start on 5th April using a Boeing 787-9.  This means that there is no First Class but […]

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