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: Virgin’s new afternoon tea in pictures, new Oman Air First Class suite, £20 off Opodo flights

News in brief: Virgin’s new Afternoon Tea in the Clubhouse As I wrote last week, Virgin Atlantic has launched a new afternoon tea service in the Heathrow Clubhouse in Terminal 3. You will receive a stand of sandwiches and cakes plus tea or a glass […]

Bits: Good Etihad fare to Oz for Christmas, 100% bonus buying Hilton points, F1 and tennis with SPG/Marriott

News in brief: Good Etihad fare to Australia for Christmas I’ve had a few emails recently asking about cheap cash flights to Australia over Christmas.   As this is a non-starter for Avios – and anyway is terrible value given the taxes – you need to […]

Bits: BA resuming Oakland next April, Etihad drops Edinburgh and Perth, Blacklane update

News in brief: British Airways to resume Oakland in April 2019 We recently covered the suspension of flights by British Airways to Oakland in California from 20th October. According to Airlineroute, Oakland is showing again in the GDS booking systems from 1st April 2019.  Because […]

Bits: LHR T1 contents auction, Etihad UK call centre to close?, new Radisson for New York, 10% off LATAM

News in brief: Heathrow Terminal 1 auctions off – everything! Last year we covered an auction where the heavy plant from Heathrow Terminal 1 was being sold off. On 21st April, literally everything else from T1 which could be ripped off the walls or floor […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £50 of toys, Etihad dropping Edinburgh?, massive Nectar shake up

News in brief: 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with £50 of toys Tesco Direct has brought back another generous bonus promotion on toys.   Specifically, on Play-Doh, My Little Pony, Nerf and Hasbro board games. Until 8th April you will get: 500 extra Clubcard points […]

Bits: last day to book Accor hotels for 6000 bonus Avios, 20% bonus on transfers to Etihad Guest

News in brief: Last chance to make Accor bookings for their ‘6000 Avios’ promo A few weeks ago we wrote about the new Accor (Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Pullman, Mercure etc) promotion.  You can earn 6,000 Avios or €120 of vouchers for completing 3 x 2-night […]

Bits: BA GGL Heathrow Express First upgrades extended, Etihad scraps chauffeur cars on redemptions

News in brief: Heathrow Express / BA Gold Guest List upgrade deal extended We were with the Heathrow Express team at the Business Travel Show yesterday.  They confirmed that – whilst ba.com has not been updated – the offer of free First Class upgrades on […]

Fly to Australasia with Etihad (ex-Scandi) from £1730, valid all year inc Christmas

Etihad has jumped on the bandwagon of airlines offering aggressive Business Class discounts out of Scandinavia.  If you have been looking to head to Australia or New Zealand this year, this might work for you. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Auckland. The best departure […]

Last chance for Business Class sale bargains with Air France, Etihad, South African and Virgin Atlantic

A number of airline Business Class sales are about to expire in the next few days.  We have put them all together in brief in this article – click through to the relevant sale pages for more details, a full list of destinations and to […]

Bits: save 35% buying SPG points, Etihad changes baggage allowances, On Business changes

News in brief: Buy Starwood points for 35% off (= cheap airline miles) Starwood is again offering a 35% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints before 16th March. The link to buy is here. The good news is that the discount is not staggered.  As long […]

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 […]