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Etihad just launched a super attractive new promotion, and you care because it’s your chance to use fewer points for dream flights. From stunning first class apartments with a separate bed, seat and privacy door, to savings in economy, Etihad’s new promotion brings 30% off when you use points. Since you can create Etihad Guest Miles using a variety of credit card points, it’s easy to take part…

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30% Off Flights Using Etihad Miles

Etihad has been on top of its game recently, with creative ways to get people to care about flying again, or plan future trips. The airline offered a clever voucher promotion, where every flight voucher you bought earned a 50% bonus for future travel. Now, the airline is offering 30% off the number of points you’d usually require.

And yes, even if first class.

Etihad’s “Biggest Ever Sale” Details

Etihad will let you use 30% fewer miles, if you book travel by August 27th, 2020, for travel up to May 31st, 2021. If you’ve got Etihad Guest Miles, all you need to do is go search availability – which is excellent right now, by the way – on the Etihad website.

If you don’t have Etihad guest miles, but have: American Express Membership Rewards Points, Citi Thank You Points, Capital One Venture Miles, or Marriott Bonvoy Points, you are still in luck. All these programs allow you to transfer points into Etihad Guest Miles, which you must use to book these flights.

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There are a few catches, but not many. First, you can only use Etihad Guest miles. There’s no discount if you’re trying to use any other airline miles to book Etihad flights. Similarly, you can only use the discount on Etihad operated flights.

Travel is difficult to plan right now, and fortunately Etihad is honoring their standard terms and conditions for cancelling or changing points bookings on these bargains.

How To Search Etihad Points Seats

The seats you’re looking for are called “Guest Seats”, which require the fewest number of points. The bargain of all bargains via this sale is undoubtedly a chance to Airbus A380 First Class, with the huge “Apartment” between London and Abu Dhabi for 61,000 miles one way, or 122,000 round trip. Taxes and fees will run circa £500 round trip, but for the experience, it’s a bargain.

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Things like first class between the USA and Abu Dhabi would typically require over 130,000 miles one way in first class, but via the promotion it’s under 98,000 miles one way, and taxes and fees are considerably less than those charged from London.

If business class, with Etihad’s lovely Business Studio is fine enough for you, the discounts are equally attractive, and are comparable to the number of miles most airlines would charge for economy or premium.

This Makes So Much Sense

It’s hard to fork over considerable cash for travel right now, with all the uncertainty destinations, countries and airlines face. The UAE, which obviously includes Abu Dhabi recently required mandatory negative covid-19 tests for all arrivals, and even transit passengers.

Using points creates an opportunity to hope for the best, but have little to no stress if plans change. Points are refunded, cash costs are minimal and you even stand the chance to rebook to other dates, without worrying about points availability. This is a fantastic offer. Is it your ticket to first class?

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. I am thinking about rebooking. Do you know if I cancel existing award booking, the seat goes back to the inventory?

  2. I can’t find availability out of New York. If you’ve found some can you share some of the city pair and dates that have availability?

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