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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 […]

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 […]

Etihad adds 4th Heathrow to Abu Dhabi service for Christmas

Etihad is adding a 4th daily service from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi for the Christmas peak period. Between 15th December and 13th January, there will be a Boeing 787-9 service daily.  On most days this will leave Heathrow at 12.50 (arriving 23.45) with the […]

Get a 20% bonus on points transfers to Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest has launched another of its occasional transfer bonuses. This is not a bad time to take advantage.  The recent ‘devaluation’ of Etihad Guest actually made business class flights between London and Abu Dhabi cheaper (read more here) – albeit taxes went up – […]

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 […]

Save £750 on Business and First Class Etihad fares to Australia (and £50 off Economy)

If you can book by 10th October, Etihad Airways is offering a special £750 discount on flights from the UK to Australia. If travelling in Business or First Class, it is even valid on some flights over the Christmas period, as long as you head […]

Etihad partners with Air Europa, opening up SkyTeam opportunities

Etihad and Air Europa announced a new frequent flyer partnership yesterday.   Whilst you might not know Air Europa, it is a Spanish-based airline which is part of the huge SkyTeam alliance, flying domestically and to Latin America and the Caribbean.  From the UK, it flies […]

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