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: last day for the Qatar Airways sale, Etihad Guest’s shock non-devaluation as flights get cheaper!

News in brief: Last chance to book in the Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique sale Here is a quick reminder that the Qatar Airways January sale ends today – see here for the UK site. On the face of it, Business Class discounts are lower than […]

Bits: BA credit card surcharge gone, Hertz sale, Etihad sale, Charles Tyrwhitt bonus

News in brief: The BA credit card booking fee has gone If you book a British Airways flight today, you should notice that the 1% credit card and Paypal fee has disappeared.  It was removed last night (in theory, I am typing this earlier). By […]

HSBC Premier offering you a free hotel stay to switch – and get the best Avios non-Amex credit card

I have covered the HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard in some detail in the past – my full review is here.  It is a VERY attractive MasterCard product if you want to earn Avios. There is a £195 annual fee but you will receive 40,000 Avios […]

What is the best replacement for the UK Etihad Guest credit card?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. MBNA closed the Etihad Guest credit card in the UK yesterday. It also closed all of […]

ALL MBNA airline credit cards withdrawn – what are your alternatives?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. All eight MBNA airline credit cards were pulled on Monday evening.  Slightly surprisingly, this included the […]

Is this week your last chance to get the MBNA airline credit cards?

The end appears to be coming sooner rather than later for the MBNA-issued airline credit cards which come as an American Express plus Visa or MasterCard double pack. If you had been thinking about applying for any of these cards, I suggest you do it […]

Heathrow Rewards mega-bonus on electronics, watches and jewellery is back!

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Tomorrow, 1st November, Heathrow Rewards is launching its annual mega-bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush. Worth noting is that World […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (9): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Etihad Guest UK credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

New EU261 ruling on connections means you could be due compensation

The rules around EU261 / EC261 compensation for delayed, cancelled or downgraded flights continue to evolve as case law sets new precedents on what is and is not included. The Court of Appeal has now issued a binding judgement – subject to any final appeal […]

Bits: Travelex / Avios reminder, 20% bonus on transfers to Etihad, £4 Manchester passport control fee

News in brief: Off for half term?  Travelex / Avios reminder If you are heading off for half-term next week – or the week after, depending on your school – remember that Travelex has relaunched as an Avios partner.  You can now earn points but only […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary deals, bargain at the new IC Perth, Etihad business sale

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions ending soon The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped us a line about a new wave of its auctions that are closing within the next 48 hours. Most of the items offered tend to go for far less than the standard […]

Bits: Bigger BA Holidays discounts in the BA sale, Etihad Guest devalues

News in brief: Extra BA sale discounts on holidays Last week British Airways launched its latest World Sale with discounts on long-haul and short-haul flights in all classes as well as special deals on BA Holidays packages. Until 12th September BA is running a further […]

Bits: Exclusive HFP competition, two Lufthansa hotel deals, free Etihad First Class upgrade

News in brief: Exclusive HFP competition coming on Monday On Monday we will be launching an exclusive competition with Chivas Regal whisky (an excellent choice if you’re looking for a duty free purchase!) giving away a VIP distillery tour.  One lucky reader will win a trip […]

Bits: earn Avios at Rolling Luggage, register for new SPG promo, Good To Go Parking sale

News in brief: Earn Avios with Rolling Luggage EDIT: the rules of this promo have now changed. A £100 purchase is required to earn 1,000 Avios. Avios has launched a new partnership with luggage retailer Rolling Luggage. At present it is only valid online via […]

What is the best Visa or MasterCard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]