Air France-KLM & Etihad Sign New Agreement, Tease Reciprocal Elite Benefits
The Air France–KLM Group and Etihad Airways signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen their partnership. It will include new routes and streamlined services, and it teases elite perks and more coming in the future.
Wide-Open Etihad Apartments Award Availability!
The Etihad Airbus A380 finally returned to the skies this month. And that means the return of the beloved Etihad Apartments. If you want to fly the fabled, once-thought-to-be-extinct product for yourself, we have some great news. We are seeing wide-open award availability for up to two passengers per flight. Here's why you should consider splurging for Etihad Apartments, and the best ways to book.
Score a Free Hotel Stay in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Layover Packages
Etihad Airways is providing complimentary and heavily discounted layover packages in Abu Dhabi for trips through December 20, 2023. This includes stopovers up to four nights but also includes long layovers for 10–24 hours. Here's how you can take advantage of this deal.
Flash Sale: Buy Etihad Miles With up to a 50% Bonus (1.33¢ Each)
Etihad Guest is offering a flash sale to buy miles, offering up to a 50% bonus through June 24, 2023. This gives members the ability to pick up Etihad miles for as little as 1.33¢ each. This isn't the best price we've seen for Etihad miles, but it could make sense to buy in few situations. Here's a look at what they are.
Get Up to a 30% Transfer Bonus When Converting Bank, Hotel Points to Etihad Guest
Etihad is back with another bonus for transferring hotel points into miles. Now through April 30, 2023, you can get up to a 30% transfer bonus when converting points from various programs to Etihad Guest. For the majority of travelers, the most relevant programs are Capital One, World of Hyatt, Accor Hotels, Hilton Honors, and IHG One Rewards.
New Etihad Guest Award Chart is Live and Loathsome for Partner Redemptions
Etihad's new award chart is unveiled, and it ain't pretty. The new distance-based award chart takes effect today, March 9, 2023. As feared, all of the sweet spots that we loved about the old, quirky award chart are gone. However, some award flights now cost less than half than before. Here's a breakdown of the Etihad award chart changes.
Book Sweet Spots Now: Etihad Guest Announces Award Chart Overhaul
Buckle up because Etihad Guest is eliminating its current award charts and introducing a new “simplified redemption rate” award chart. That will likely eliminate many of our favorite sweet spots in this quirky program. From business class to Europe or Africa for 44,000 miles to business class to Asia for 54,000 miles each way, here are the sweet spots to book now - and how to gather the Etihad Guest miles to book them.
EL AL and Etihad Reciprocal Mileage Earning and Redemption Rates
EL AL and Etihad built on their codeshare agreement by announcing reciprocal earning and redemption options on each other flights. Etihad Guest mileage earnings for EL AL flights started February 13, 2023. However, Etihad Guest members needed to wait until Etihad completed its program overhaul to start booking awards. And that happened this week.
Transfer Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest With up to a 20% Bonus
Receive up to a 20% bonus when your transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Etihad Guest miles now through July 30, 2022. Etihad Guest may be an unknown mileage program to some, but it's worth getting to know. Here are some sweet spots that you can book through the program.
Do Etihad Guest Miles Expire?
Etihad Guest miles will expire after 18 months with no qualifying activity on your account. This applies to Bronze, Silver, and Gold members. However, Etihad Guest Platinum members' mileage balances will never expire as long as they keep their status. Here are the many ways to prevent your miles from expiring.