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Etihad Guest miles no longer expire with activity

Etihad Guest announced some changes to the Etihad Guest program today. One particularly good piece of news was the announcement that Etihad Guest miles will no longer expire if you have activity once every 18 months. Transferring points into your account should count to refresh the expiration date. That’s a nice change over the previous policy that expired miles after 24 months. This makes Etihad Guest miles more appealing as a store of value. Etihad…

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New sweet spot: Royal Air Maroc to fly to Beijing in 2020

Royal Air Maroc has announced a new route three times per week beginning January 16, 2020 from Casablanca to Beijing, China. It is not yet bookable, but this is one to keep an eye out for since Etihad Guest has such a great award chart for travel on Royal Air Maroc, with business class itineraries covering greater than 2,000 miles costing 44,000 miles. This could become the best new sweet spot in award travel. Sweet spot…

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Business class for 44K: pick from 3 continents [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Update: Etihad has changed its policy and this sweet spot is no more: you must now pay for each segment separately on Royal Air Maroc. This can still be a great value for flying to Casablanca or a potentially decent value to routes that only add a short flight beyond Casablanca, but it is decidedly less sweet than it once was. Today’s sweet spot spotlight is on Etihad Guest for its award chart for travel on Royal…

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(EXPIRED) 20% transfer bonus from hotel points to Etihad

Etihad is offering a 20% transfer bonus when converting points from select partners into Etihad Guest miles. Unfortunately, SPG and Marriott are excluded from this offer. Transfers from other programs don’t present good value unless you have points that would expire unused and/or you need to top off your Etihad Guest account for a valuable award. Etihad does have some award chart sweet spots, so it might sense to top off for an award — though…

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Membership Rewards for American Airlines awards with Etihad guest

This morning, Greg wrote a post to introduce a new resource page dedicated to Membership Rewards transfer partners. American Express Membership Rewards has a number of great transfer partners with useful award charts. One of the airlines listed in the “Best Transfer Partners” section of our chart is Etihad Guest. As Greg notes, Etihad Guest has some very interesting sweet spots — notably with regards to American Airlines award tickets. Peculiarities of Etihad Guest First, let’s get a couple…

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Etihad 20% bonus on miles converted from hotel programs

Through April 30th, Etihad is offering a 20% bonus on miles converted from hotel programs. The Deal 20% bonus on miles converted from hotel partners Direct link here Key Terms Valid April 1 to April 30, 2017 Bonus miles will be reflected in your account balance within 15 days of the end of the promotion Our thoughts Etihad is partners with most of the major chains. Whether or not this bonus is a deal really comes…

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South America on Citi or Amex points: Etihad Guest awards with GOL

Mile Value points out a nice sweet spot on the Etihad Guest award chart: flights on GOL within (and to) South America.  Etihad Guest is a transfer partner of Citi ThankYou points, American Express Membership Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest — making it easy to transfer points for an award. GOL is a Brazilian carrier based in São Paulo and Etihad’s award chart for travel on GOL is distance-based, so the number of miles required…

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