Etihad Guest is the frequent flyer program of Etihad Airlines.
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.
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|
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.
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|
|U, V, G||0.5|
|L, Q, M, K||0.75|
|H, B, Y||1|
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.
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.
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