Etihad has reduced miles required for select destinations by 25%. The offer is valid till August 10, 2019 for travel till October 30, 2019.
25% Discount on GuestSeats
The following routes will be on discount
- Abu Dhabi to/from Seoul
- Abu Dhabi to/from London
- Abu Dhabi to/from Paris
- Abu Dhabi to/from Dublin
- Abu Dhabi to/from Manchester
The key terms and conditions are
- Discount applicable on both one-way and round-trip bookings
- Applicable on Economy and Business tickets
- Dates can be changed outside of promotion dates, however difference in miles would be charged
- Infant tickets are not discounted
- For full T&Cs click here.
If you have never redeemed miles on Etihad before, here is a short primer. Redemption on Etihad can be made on its website etihadguest.com. Alternatively, you could also pick up the phone and call Etihad helpline.
Etihad redemption can be done either in Guest Seats or Open Seats. Guest seats are your standard way of redemption. There is limited inventory available and a fixed number of miles are required for redemption.
Open seats have the entire inventory available for booking. The number of miles required is linked to the ongoing fare. Like revenue tickets, Open seats also have three sub-categories – Saver, Classic and Flex.
If all this is too confusing, there is one key takeaway. Guest seats require less miles than Open seats in most cases. The only exception is when the ongoing fare on the route is very cheap.
These are the discounted rates for Abu Dhabi to Paris in September.
Compared to the regular prices in November.
The lowest round-trip business-class fares I could see in September were $4,100. Therefore, with this redemption you can get up to 4 cents per Etihad mile. This is incredible value.
In fact, if you had signed up for FAB Etihad Guest Infinite Credit card, you would have got 115,000 Etihad Guest miles for an annual fee of AED 2,500 ($680). You could book your dream Paris trip on business and prices lower than economy.
Etihad Guest has several other credit card partners globally (including UAE). American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points are two of them.