Etihad Guest has to be one of my favourite programs in the loyalty space. Why? Because in India, they have one of the best redemption charts for Jet Airways, domestic as well as international. And you can redeem their miles on so many other carriers as well in the Etihad Airline Partners universe and other places (American Airlines, Brussels Airlines and others). Over the years, I’ve used tonnes of Etihad miles for my flights.
Now, Etihad has come out with a new promotion, where on select transfer partners, you can get a 25% bonus miles on converting your miles from various programs to Etihad Guest miles. Here are the list of transfer partners.
The value of most of the hotel loyalty programs to Etihad Guest looks very bad to me, and I’d advise you against transferring your hotel points to Etihad Guest.
Citibank stands out!
Citibank is the only bank in this promotion, where transfers will earn you a bonus. Over the years, Etihad Guest has offered 20-25% bonuses, such as 2014 and 2015. This promotion is back here this year, with a 25% bonus. Card members from the following countries qualify.
As a reminder, 1 Citi Prestige point (India) converts to 4 Etihad Miles, and 5 during the promotion period which lasts till July 31, 2016. 2 Citi PremierMiles India transfers as 1 Etihad Mile, and 1.25 Etihad Miles during this promotion. The bonus miles will post within 15 days of the transfer being completed. It usually takes 3 days to convert points to Etihad Guest miles.
This is a good promotion, for those of you with Citi credit cards, and if you use Etihad Guest miles, this is a great time to transfer some points over to Etihad Guest. These promotions from Etihad don’t come often for transfer bonuses, about 1-2 times a year, so you never know when is the next time this happens.
Are you going to transfer some points over to Etihad Guest using this promotion?