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Etihad First Apartment Review: Simply Awesome

I recently had my first chance to fly one of the most luxurious first class products in the world: Etihad First Apartments.  I paid 80,000 American Airlines miles plus $51.40 in taxes and fees to fly from the Seychelles to London, with a very short layover in Abu Dhabi.  The flight from the Seychelles to Abu Dhabi was an unremarkable four hour business-class flight.  The 8 hour flight from Abu Dhabi to London in Etihad’s…

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(EXPIRED) 20% transfer bonus to Etihad from hotels

Etihad Guest is offering a 20% transfer bonus on points converted from select loyalty programs. Unfortunately, Membership Rewards and US-based Citi points are not included. Marriott is the only partner that practically makes sense, unless you have a small balance languishing and about to expire one way or another. The Deal Get a 20% transfer bonus when you transfer from select hotel partners to Etihad Guest Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Valid until October 31, 2018 Participating partners: Accor Hotels,…

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Crazy promo: RT First Class on Emirates, Korean or others for $800 or less

Update: It appears that the milez.biz rates are not correct for these redemptions. See www.smiles.br to check rates. Update #2 to come… Update #2: The terms of this promotion state that you must be a Brazilian citizen. It’s possible that this won’t be enforced, but I am including updates and I am no longer recommending this promotion. It might work — but there is simply too much grey area to know. Furthermore, the award rates from milez.biz were completely…

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20% Etihad transfer bonus from Amex, Citi, SPG, more…

Through October 30th 2016, Etihad is offering a 20% bonus on points transferred from a number of programs.  The bonus is supplied after the fact by Etihad.  Etihad has a decent award chart, and offers awards on many partners (found here).  One big downside is that Etihad miles expire 3 years after earning regardless of whether there is activity in your account.  So, don’t transfer points to Etihad unless you have a plan for using…

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Good news

Good News

There are quite a few minor news items that, for a change, are all good news for points & miles collectors… Marriott enhances rewards program a wee bit Marriott has announced a few new benefits for their members: Experiences Marketplace: A number of programs allow you to use points for “experiences”. Marriott has joined the club. Elite concierge service: Yawn. No word yet on who will get this benefit. Guaranteed late checkout: About time. One…

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