Hot on the heels of rival Emirates’ 50% discount on the miles required for certain redemption flights, Etihad is now offering a 25% bonus on conversion of your American Express Membership Rewards points to Etihad Guest miles.
The bonus applies to transfers made up to and including 11 March 2015, and is valid for Etihad Guest members in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Bahrain, Great Britain, Korea, Saudi Arabia and India, plus holders of the Amex International Euro or Dollar cards.
To benefit from the bonus, simply transfer your American Express Membership Reward points to your Etihad Guest account as normal – on transfer, Etihad Guest will add the 25% bonus.
Etihad’s First Class redemptions between the UK and Abu Dhabi – at 55,000 miles plus as little as £15 in tax – are one of the best airline mile redemption options out there.
I will be taking advantage of this to transfer across a stash of American Express Membership Rewards points from my Euro Amex card, which ordinarily convert to Etihad Guest miles on a 3:2 basis, and my GBP Amex card, which ordinarily convert to Etihad Guest miles on a 1:1 basis.
If you want to earn some easy Etihad Guest miles, have a look at our Free Miles/Points page, where you can get over 5,000 bonus miles, including a very easy 1150 miles for simply joining Etihad Guest.