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Etihad and Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest is the frequent flyer program for Etihad. There are four tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The Etihad website is here or you can top up your account by buying Etihad miles here.

Etihad Guest does not have its own UK credit card but you can transfer points earned from American Express Platinum (high fee, high bonus), American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (free for a year, good bonus) and Amex Rewards Credit Card (no fee, small bonus!).

Our complete guide to earning Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards is here.

Last chance for the 20-30% bonus on Amex Membership Rewards transfers

If you were targetted back in January to receive a 20%-30% bonus on your Membership Rewards transfers to British Airways Executive Club, Virgin Flying Club, Etihad Guest or Finnair, then remember .....

If you were targetted back in January to receive a 20%-30% bonus on your Membership Rewards transfers to .....

by Rob Burgess3 comments

Does the sale of airberlin’s frequent flyer scheme to Etihad matter?

The last bit of news I picked up from my 10 days in Dubai was the story that Abu Dhabi’s Etihad had bought a 70% stake in airberlin‘s frequent flyer scheme, topbonus. The transaction .....

The last bit of news I picked up from my 10 days in Dubai was the story that Abu Dhabi’s Etihad had .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

Five things to think about with the 25%-30% Membership Rewards bonus

A lot of people with an American Express charge card got an email yesterday offering them a conversion bonus if they moved their Membership Rewards points into airline miles. There seem to be two .....

A lot of people with an American Express charge card got an email yesterday offering them a conversion bonus .....

by Rob Burgess27 comments

airberlin launches its new fully-flat seat for your low-tax redemptions

I have written a few pieces about airberlin recently because they offer an excellent way to redeem your Avios without paying extreme taxes.  Yes, you need to hub through Germany to travel with them, .....

I have written a few pieces about airberlin recently because they offer an excellent way to redeem your Avios .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

How to save by using Avios for airberlin long-haul – Part 2

This post is Part 2 of the article I started yesterday about using your Avios points to fly long-haul with airberlin. Part 1 can be found here.  Part 3 tomorrow will focus on how to book partner .....

This post is Part 2 of the article I started yesterday about using your Avios points to fly long-haul with .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

How to save by using Avios for airberlin long-haul – Part 1

Since airberlin joined the OneWorld airline alliance on March 20th, it has opened up a new range of long-haul routes from Europe that can be booked with Avios. (In some ways, it makes up for the loss .....

Since airberlin joined the OneWorld airline alliance on March 20th, it has opened up a new range of long-haul .....

by Rob Burgess1 comment

What can you do with American Express Membership Rewards points?

There are a lot of references on Head for Points to American Express Membership Rewards, mainly linked to articles on their credit cards, but I have never written an overview piece on it. Membership .....

There are a lot of references on Head for Points to American Express Membership Rewards, mainly linked to .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

A new route to the Maldives with Star Alliance miles

Whilst the Maldives is a very popular high-end holiday destination, it has always been a tricky one to score with airline miles. A lot of people were delighted when British Airways began flying the .....

Whilst the Maldives is a very popular high-end holiday destination, it has always been a tricky one to score .....

by Rob Burgess

Credit Card Reviews (4) – American Airlines AAdvantage Amex and Visa

This is the 4th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections .....

This is the 4th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

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