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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.

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 […]

Does Italian law mean you can book a cheap BA ticket from Milan but get on in London?

We cover ex-EU flights deals (cheap flights which start in a European country, not the UK) now and again on Head for Points, although they are not for everyone.  There are two types of ex-EU deal if you live in the UK: saving money (not […]

Bits: HfP discount at Ski Solutions, good Oman Air deals from Paris inc Maldives, Etihad UK sale

News in brief: HfP exclusive discount at Ski Solutions If you are reading our articles via desktop or receive the daily emails, you will have noticed advertising this week for Ski Solutions.  Run by a regular HfP reader, this is a ski holiday company with 30 […]

Bits: Etihad’s Business Class Studio comes to Manchester, Grand Hyatt opens in Athens, Virgin opens its pub!

News in brief: Etihad bringing the Business Class Studio to Manchester In an encouraging boost for the region, Etihad is swapping its morning departure from Manchester to a Boeing 787.  This is the first time that Etihad has operated a 787 from the UK. This […]

Bits: free Etihad luggage tags, Virgin Atlantic opening a pop-up pub, Gatwick Airport train ticket acceptance

News in brief: Free personalised luggage tags from Etihad Via its website, Etihad is letting you design your own luggage tag – for free! You can upload any photograph or image you want subject to copyright rules (perhaps try an image of a BA Gold […]

Bits: Eurostar opening a London lounge cocktail bar, Etihad launches Acqua di Parma amenity kits

News in brief: Eurostar to open a cocktail bar in the London lounge The highlight of the huge new Eurostar Business Premier lounge in Paris is the cocktail bar, which is open every evening and serves up your choice of drink – on the house.  […]

Bits: Etihad 10% World Cup discount, Qatar puts an A350 on Manchester, Finnair launches with AirPortr

News in brief: Etihad offering 10% World Cup discount Etihad is offering a special 10% World Cup consolation discount to anyone booking before 15th July. You need to fly from Manchester or Heathrow, in any class, between 1st September and 31st March 2019. You need […]

Bits: £973 oneworld deal to Rio for August, Etihad F1 packages, Starwood loses four Dubai hotels

News in brief: LATAM launches a £973 business class deal to Rio for August travel LATAM has launched a very attractive business class fare to Rio, from just £973 in Business Class. In theory this fare can be booked out of Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt and […]

What happened at the Head for Points Summer Party

Thank you to everyone who came to the Head for Points Summer Party on Monday, at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock. We had just under 250 people there.  I was a little nervous about having such a big group – our Christmas events have always […]

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