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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.

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 is now running – what are the best deals?

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 […]

Get a 20% bonus when you buy Etihad Guest miles

Etihad Guest has launched a 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 The offer runs until 5th March.  You […]

Etihad launches a 2-4-1 sale across all classes

Etihad is running a 2-4-1 sale at the moment which continues until tomorrow night. You can travel until 30th November.  Deals are available in all classes and include (per person, based on two travelling in Business Class): Abu Dhabi £1,506 Bangkok £1,533 Singapore £1,765 Hong […]

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! […]

Etihad launches its January sale

Etihad has launched its January sale for departures from London and Manchester. Business Class pricing starts from £1719 to Abu Dhabi.  Bangkok is £1799 and Australia is from £3149 return.  Full details are here. However ….. if you have an American Express card – and […]

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 […]

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 sale in both Economy and Business. The deadline dates are: Book by 12th November Travel between 15th January and […]

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 […]

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