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Etihad offering 3x miles in Biz/First and 2x miles in Economy

A few days ago I wrote about some must sign-up for offers with Etihad Airways, including one to just sign up for a new account. Time to add one more to the list, if you are able to book any tickets on Etihad by March 22, 2015. Etihad Airways is offering an opportunity to earn triple miles if you are flying a premium cabin, and double miles if you are flying economy with them by May 31, 2015. You need to register here, and then book here. The registration needs to be done prior to making a reservation, so don’t miss out on that step. I love the Etihad products, and their new planes are even more exciting. Join over…

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Etihad Guest redemptions at 25% off

While we discuss Etihad Guest in the context of the ability to redeem Etihad Guest miles for Jet Airways tickets all the time, Etihad is running its own award fare sale between March 13 to March 20, 2015, for redemption on Etihad flights to and from Abu Dhabi to the following destinations: Brussels (BRU) Kolkata (CCU) Paris (CDG) Chengdu (CTU) Dallas (DFW) Moscow (DME) Dublin (DUB) Dusseldorf (DUS) Yerevan (EVN) Frankfurt (FRA) Geneva (GVA) Washington – Dulles (IAD) Jaipur (JAI) Karachi (KHI) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Los Angeles (LAX) Cyprus (LCA) Lagos (LOS) Madrid (MAD) Manchester (MAN) Melbourne (MEL) Munich (MUC) Milan (MXP) Nairobi (NBO) Toyko (NRT) Perth (PER) Seychelles (SEZ) San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) There are two Indian airports…

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3 Etihad Guest bonus miles promotion you must sign on with today!

Etihad Guest is out there making a lot of waves with big sales (like the 35% off global sale) and also various promotions they launch from time to time. For the moment, these are the promotions you should absolutely sign on for, regardless of the fact that you may have plans to fly Etihad next few months or not. 1000 bonus miles for signup If you don’t have an Etihad Guest account, you should sign up for one with this promotion by March 31, 2015 and when you make your first transaction (including sending some credit card points to Etihad), you get 1000 bonus miles. The Economy & Business Double Bonus Miles promotion (registration till March 3, 2015) You will…

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Etihad offering Gold Elite tier status matches

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer program of Etihad Airways, is offering a tier match to their Gold tier (second from top-most) and inviting people to apply for the status match till March 15, 2015. Etihad has long been offering status matches to Gold Elite tier, at least once a year. If you are in India and have a Citibank Prestige card, you anyways have an assured access to an Etihad Gold account, but if you don’t you should continue reading. Etihad Guest is a beneficial program for Indian frequent flyers, who travel on Jet Airways. Reciprocal benefits are available and you can use Etihad Guest miles to travel around India. The program works best in case you are a frequent…

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USA pre-clearance at Abu Dhabi now for all Etihad flights

One of the USPs for Etihad is to have Abu Dhabi airport as their home airport. Actually, they go hand in hand. Back in 2013, they managed to get approval for a Customs & Border Protection outpost from the USA, commonly known as preclearance. What this means is that the immigration & passport control formalities for arriving into the USA are completed at Abu Dhabi itself, and you don’t have to wait in a queue for a few hours after you arrive in the USA. I did, and it was a total buzzkill for my Abu Dhabi – JFK First Class flight experience. Ever since EY acquired a stake in Jet Airways, they’ve been offering a second flight to the…

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Etihad launches its new livery on the B787 & the A380

Etihad has been undergoing a secret makeover for months, but they don’t make a secret of it when they are ready. As a 11-year young airline, I really love their luxury product in the First Class, however, they’ve been upping the game with their new cabin products, including the Residence which they will launch on their A380 later this year. Not just that. There has been a lot of discussion around the interwebs of a new livery that would come in on the new planes. I absolutely love the old one, but the new livery was just introduced a couple of days back on the A380 that Etihad has on order… And then just a short while back, on the…

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Double miles on Etihad flights by JetPrivilege / Etihad Guest

Etihad is trying to be a prominent player in India, and in this regard, they are working out as hard as they can to get an uptick on traffic from India. Considering they now majorly own the JetPrivilege program, they in a way, JP Miles are also a sort of Etihad currency. Etihad is offering double miles in the JetPrivilege program, or the Etihad Guest program, if you book your tickets between September 22 and October 6, 2014 and travel between September 23, 2014 to December 15, 2014. To participate in this promotion, you need to register beforehand using your Etihad/JP number, at this link. The promotion is valid for Etihad Airways flights on any destination on the Etihad Global…

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Jet Airways and Etihad Airways announce reciprocal benefits

Last year, Etihad completed the purchase of 24% equity stake in Jet Airways, as a part of building its own equity alliance. As a part of the alliance, usually most other airlines enter into a reciprocity with Etihad’s own loyalty program whereby the guests of both programs are granted privileges on each other’s metal. With Jet Airways, this has been a long time coming, and I suppose Etihad has been waiting to complete their acquisition of 51% of Jet Privilege to be able to integrate the two. This transfer only completed as of April 2014. Anyhow, the good news is, that as of today, the reciprocal benefits have been announced by both the carriers. First lets take a go at…

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Etihad’s new First/Business products on A380 & 787s

Etihad has been silent for the longest time on a cabin refresh, and yesterday, they shared details of what could be the most luxurious products in the air. Stay with me, they are creating, Apartments and full Residences in the air. Also Studios. The Suites class product is a few year old, and Etihad has a fully enclosed suites as well on its aircraft, along with Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Jet Airways amongst others. So, they took this opportunity to have new aircraft to do something new altogether. Since 2008, Etihad worked with 3 different companies, no less, to design the new experience and product for their upcoming planes. The Residence, which will be single or double occupancy, is targeted…

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More information on US Pre-clearance from Abu Dhabi

Not so long ago in January 2014, the US Customs & Border Patrol Pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi was established. Now, Etihad put up a new short and sweet video on their website to show how it works (no wonders here). The details are however more interesting. Etihad now operates multiple flights to the USA. They’ve in fact engaged Jet Airways’ Boeing 777-300ERs to operate one of the flights (EY103) between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK as well. As it turns out, Etihad would offer the US Pre-clearance facility only on the following flights, which are operated on its own metal: Etihad Airways operates flights to three destinations in the U.S. – New York (EY101 only), Chicago (EY151) Washington…

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