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Etihad Airways Frequent Flyer Program

(Updated: 06-03-2018)

Etihad Guest is the frequent flyer program of Etihad Airlines.

How to join or enrol in program?

You can be an Etihad Guest by simply filling out the registration form at check-in desks, on-board the flights, at Etihad lounges and at ticketing offices around the world.

You can also fill the enrolment form online at: www.etihadguest.com.

Enrolment bonus of 500 miles is awarded to passengers who fly on Etihad Airways, Air Seychelles or Air Serbia. 

Membership Tiers

To move to next higher level of membership, passenger is required to accumulate required Tier Miles or Tier Segments within a rolling 12-month period. This gives required flexibility to move up the Tier level. 

Etihad Guest Silver   25,000 Tier Miles or 20 Tier Segments
Etihad Guest Gold   50,000 Tier Miles or 40 Tier Segments
Etihad Guest Platinum   125,000 Tier Miles or 60 Tier Segments

Once a level is attained, following miles or points are required to attain the membership status-

Etihad Guest Silver  20,000 Tier Miles or 15 Tier Segments
Etihad Guest Gold 40,000 Tier Miles or 30 Tier Segments
Etihad Guest Platinum  100,000 Tier Miles or 48 Tier Segments

Guest Miles Vs Tier Miles

Etihad Guest miles are different from Tier Miles. The former can be earned and redeemed while the latter are counted only towards determining membership status of the flyer. 

Etihad Tier segments also count towards determination of membership status. Economy class flight earns you 1 Tier Segment whereas Business and First Class earns you 2 and 3 Tier Segments respectively. 

Earning the Miles

You will be earning the Etihad Guest Miles (EGMs) every time you fly with Etihad or its 24 partner airlines or spend with the non-airline partners. The non-airline partners are hotels, financial companies, car rental companies, co-branded cards, shopping, leisure and lifestyle companies, telecom companies, promotional activities and through the Earn Shop and the Earn Mall avenues. EGMs earned depend on cabin and fare class traveled.

Etihad has shifted its Guest Miles earning system from miles flown to price-based one. The new earning scheme is given below:

Booking Classes Etihad Guest Miles earned per dollar spent
Economy Class  
T, E 0.25
U, V, G 0.5
L, Q, M, K 0.75
H, B, Y 1
Business Class  
Z 1.15
W 1.3
D,C 1.75
J 2
First Class  
R, A 2.5
F 2.75
The Residence  
P 4

Validity of the Guest Miles

Etihad Guest- 2 yrs

Etihad Guest Silver- 2.5 years

Etihad Guest Gold- 3 years

Etihad Guest Platinum- 3 years

Preferred Airline Partners are airBerlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional.

Other Airline partners are Air New Zealand, Alitalia, ANA, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Brussels Airline, Czech Airlines, FlyBe, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airways, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Ukranian International Airlines and Virgin Australia.

Hotel partners are Accor, Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Constance hotels and resorts, Cristal hotels and resorts, Danat hotels and resorts, Fairmont Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt hotels and resorts, InterContinental hotels, Jumeirah, Mandarin hotels and resorts, Maritim Hotels and resorts, Marriott Vacation Club International, Merrion Dublin, Millennium and Copthorne hotels, OnetoOne hotels, PointsHound, One&Only, Radisson Blu, Preferred Hotel group, Raffles, RocketMiles, Rotana, Shangri-La, Swiss-Belhotel International, Swissotel, Starwood, Taj Group, Viceroy  and Vision hotels.

Financial Partners of Itihad are Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abh Dhabi Islamic Bank, AMEX-membership rewards, AMEX-Saudi Arabia, Citibank, Etihad Guest Credit Card Account, HSBC, NBAD, Al Wathba National Insurance and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance.

Car partners include AVIS, Europcar, Hertz, National and Alamo, and Sixt.

Besides these, a number of other companies in industry verticals of shopping, leisure and lifestyle and telecom are the partners of Etihad for the purpose of earning and/or redeeming the Guest Miles.

Spending the Miles

The Guest Miles earned can be utilised for reward flights, reward shops, Google Glass, Points Pay, excess baggage and donations.

Etihad ties up with Rev Worldwide and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank to offer reloadable Etihad Guest card. The main attraction of the card is 'walletplus' feature which will permit members to earn 1 Guest mile for every 2 USD spent in UAE and for every 2 USD spent elsewhere. It will also allow users to use it globally at 2.1 million ATMs where VISA card is accepted. Another feature that has been introduced for the first time is that facility of locking in the exchange rate is provided for transfering funds to a foreign currency wallet. The funds in walletplus can be converted into 11 currencies. It is also a smartphone friendly application. Further, the funds in the wallet are totally secure.


Melissa ODoherty

Posted on 14-Oct-2014

Etihad Guest Miles#: 100098639546 Expedia Ticket # 6077491462495 Etihad Airways Reservation#: XBISCS Travel date: Nov. 20, 2014 AD to Chicago & Detroit, MI USA Hi... I wanted to know a few questions please: 1. How many Guest Miles do I have now? 2. Could I could possibly use my Etihad Airways Frequent Flyer Guest Miles to upgrade to Business Class or for excess baggage? 3. How much for a Business Class upgrade on this ticket just from AD to Chicago only Nov. 20? 4. How much for 2 extra checked bags 30kg each? Please call or email if you need more info. Thank you! ;) Melissa ODoherty 050-9804199 missyodoherty@gmail.com

Admin Reply :

Your miles would be known by you only by logging in at https://www.etihadguest.com/en/login/ .

Yes, you can use these miles to get excess baggage allowance and for flight upgrades to business class. To know how much of luggage you can carry extra, please enter the details at: http://www.rewards.etihadguest.com/eyloyrewards/productdetails.do?productCode=PRD11330&selectedSearchBrand=RXRpaGFkIEFpcndheXM%3D&selectedSortType=NAME .

For 2 extra bags, you would need 38,888 miles from Abu Dhabi to Chicago.

You can also upgrade your class of travel but for this to happen, you need to have sufficient miles in your account. From AD to Chicago, miles required are: 

From Coral Economy to Pearl Business

56200 Etihad Guest miles if booked in Y,B,H,K,M,Q classes.

70250 Etihad Guest miles if booked in L,U,V,E classes

You can check this at : http://www.etihadguest.com/en/spend-miles/mileage-calculator/

Also, you are required to contact the Etihad Guest Service Centres for the same. Upgrades can also be had at the airport check in counters provided there are sufficient miles in your account, there is sufficient time and there is a seat available. It would be best to secure it online well before your travel date.




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