Etihad Guest is the frequent flyer program of Etihad, the national airline of Emirates of Abu Dhabi. Despite the fact that the airline does not belong to any alliance, their frequent flyer program has agreements with many other airlines and presents many opportunities to redeem the miles.
There are generally plenty more opportunities to redeem Etihad points for partner airlines than for Etihad. However, surprisingly they require purchasing 14 days in advance for partner awards.
Approximate miles value
1.3 cents per mile
18 months plus an additional 18 months with any eligible miles transaction. Miles never expire for Platinum members
Based on distance + bonus
Limit on amount of miles you can purchase
You can buy up to 100,000 miles every year, or 150,000 miles if you're a Platinum member.
Courtesy Hold for award reservation
Do you need to open an account to check availability?
Yes for Etihad and some partners
Yes for Etihad flights. Partners flights should be booked over the phone
Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Air Canada, Air Europa, Alitalia, ANA, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, GOL, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Air Maroc, Scandinavian Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Virgin Australia
Credit card partners
IHG Rewards (5:1, 6 weeks transfer), Marriott Bonvoy (3:1, 3 days transfer), Hilton Honors (10:1, up to 30 days transfer), World of Hyatt (5:2, 6-8 weeks transfer), Radisson Rewards (10:1, 4-6 weeks transfer), Accor Live Limitless (2:1,4-6 weeks transfer)
Co-Branded credit card in the US
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