Get a 50% Transfer Bonus When Converting Marriott Bonvoy Points (And Others) to Etihad Guest

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Yet another airline is offering a substantial bonus when transferring hotel points into miles. Until October 31, 2021, you can get a 50% transfer bonus when converting points from various programs to Etihad Guest. For most travelers, the most relevant program is Marriott Bonvoy.

This deal won't be for everyone. But don't blow off this deal just because you don't plan to travel to (or through) the Middle East. That's because there are plenty of Etihad Guest sweet spots that don't touch the Middle East.

50% Etihad Transfer Bonus Promotion

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For the month of October 2021, Etihad is giving a 50% bonus when transferring points from several hotel and bank programs. The banks participating in this promotion are located in the United Arab Emirates. So, it's the hotel reward program that you're probably interested in: Marriott Bonvoy.

Until October 31, you will get a 50% bonus Etihad Guest miles when transferring points from your Marriott Bonvoy accounts.

  • Marriott Bonvoy points typically transfer to Etihad Guest at a rate of 3 points to 1 mile — plus 5,000 bonus miles when you transfer 60,000 points. With this promotion, you'll get 1 mile per 2 points transferred. If you transfer 60,000 Marriott points, you'll get a total of 37,500 Etihad Guest miles.

If you're in the Middle East, here are the other banks and programs you can transfer from and get the 50% bonus miles:

  • KTC FOREVER points
  • Inbursa points

Click here for Etihad's promotion page

Etihad Transfer Bonus Terms and Conditions

  • The transfer can't be reversed once initiated.
  • Ensure you use your Etihad Guest membership number when making the transfer.
  • Point transfers must be completed before midnight on October 31, 2021.
  • Your 50% bonus Etihad Guest miles will be posted to your account “within 10 working days of the end date of the promotion.”
  • Not valid with any other offer.

How to Use Etihad Guest Miles

There are some really good deals you can get with your Etihad Guest miles. You can use your miles with dozens of Etihad's partners.

For instance, you can transfer 73,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to get 44,000 Etihad Guest miles. That's enough to fly business class between the US and Africa on Royal Air Maroc — or between the US and Europe on Brussels.

Or you can transfer 93,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to get 54,000 Etihad Guest miles. That's enough miles to fly ANA business class on a flight up to 5,000 flight miles — such as from Seattle to Tokyo.

Check out this post for other sweet spots of the Etihad Guest program.

Our Take

This promotion is only valuable for travelers that know how to take advantage of the Etihad Guest program. If you're one of them, you'll need to decide whether your points are more valuable in your Marriott Bonvoy or bank program account — or used through Etihad Guest. Either way, we are happy to see the return of this transfer bonus.

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  • I would love to try Etihad business or first class sometime but i won’t be transferring any hotel points until I have a definite flight in mind. Especially Marriott points since they are so flexible. But if I do transfer points, it is always nice when there is a transfer bonus.

  • I love the bonvoy… so is this 1.5:1 or 2:1 conversion?

  • So the normal points would post right away? But we’ll need to wait until end of promotion for the 50% bonus?

    • Per the T&C, they are actually giving themselves “up to 10 working days” from the end for the promotion. However, I’d guess they will post much faster. I’d suggest doing a small test transfer to see how long the bonus takes to post.

  • Have not flown Etihad Airlines, will need to check out their partners to see if this makes sene.

  • So it sounds like American Express Membership awards, which IS a transfer partner of Etihad – has not been included in this offer?
    And can the ANA, Brussels, and Royal Air Maroc redemptions mentioned be redeemed on Etihad’s website, or do all Etihad partner redemptions still have to be done through call center?
    Thank you,

  • Don’t have a desire to have any Etihad points. Won’t use them.

  • Is this a good deal? Thanks.

    • It depends , maybe if you are not flying Etihad and you want to use ANA like they mentioned in the blogpost. But if you want to fly Etihad i doubt it at the moment , they are about not to fly their A380 anymore and I guess their first-class will also disappear in the near future .

  • So if 2 to 1.5 transfer ratio is correct for Accor, 60,000 points transfer to 45,000 miles? is my math correct?

  • is it a good deal, for such transfairs?

  • angelo fonseca says:

    These premium companies almost never make offers with bonuses, not least because they are differentiated in the market. So it’s time to take advantage …

  • Is this a good deal for Marriott points to Etihad?

  • Still waiting on Chase to do similar things and offer big point transfers awards like this!

  • Have never flown Etihad, would be curious what it’s like.