Earn Status Miles When You Transfer To Etihad Guest

Earn Status Miles When You Transfer To Etihad Guest

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Etihad Guest has launched a promotion that can earn you bonus status miles when you transfer points to the program.

Earn 20K Etihad elite miles for transferring points

Between November 14 and December 15, 2021, Etihad Guest is offering one Etihad Guest elite qualifying mile for every mile transfered to the program:

  • You must transfer at least 5,000 miles to be eligible for this promotion
  • You are capped at earning 20,000 status miles through this promotion
  • Once miles are transferred, the transaction can’t be reversed
  • Elite miles will post to accounts within 10 business days of December 15, 2021
  • Validity for this promotion is determined based on the date of the transfer provided by the partner program
  • You can’t combine this with any other transfer offer
Etihad is offering status miles when you transfer points

Which transfer partners are eligible?

While Etihad Guest has lots of transfer partners, only the following partners qualify for this promotion:

AIMIA (Air Miles), AMEX MR (*All), Al Hilal Joud, Citibank UAE/Globa, Emirates Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, FAB Rewards, HSBC UK, ADCB TouchPoints, ADNOC, SHARE Rewards, Boubyan Bank, Saudi British Bank and National Commercial bank.

As you can see, Amex Membership Rewards qualifies globally. Unfortunately Capital One, Citi ThankYou (outside of the UAE), and Marriott Bonvoy, don’t seem to qualify.

Points transfers from Amex qualify for this promotion

Is this Etihad Guest promotion worth it?

For context, Etihad Guest has three elite tiers:

  • Etihad Guest Silver requires 25,000 elite miles to earn, 20,000 elite miles to maintain
  • Etihad Guest Gold requires 50,000 elite miles to earn, 40,000 elite miles to maintain
  • Etihad Guest Platinum requires 125,000 elite miles to earn, 100,000 elite miles to maintain

With this promotion you could potentially earn 20,000 elite miles, so that would get you 80% of the way to earning entry level status from scratch. The catch, however, is that Etihad Guest Silver status isn’t worth all that much.

Would I bother transferring miles to Etihad if I didn’t otherwise have status? Absolutely not. But if I were an Etihad frequent flyer and this could help me reach the next elite tier, then it definitely could make sense.

Etihad Platinum members get first class lounge access

Bottom line

Etihad Guest is offering one bonus elite mile for every mile you transfer to the program from select partners. In other words, transferring 20K Amex points to Etihad would earn you 20K elite miles, getting you 80% of the way to Silver status.

Personally I wouldn’t take advantage of this promotion if I weren’t otherwise loyal to Etihad, but if this could help you earn status, or reach a higher tier, it could be worthwhile.

Anyone plan to take advantage of this Etihad Guest promotion?

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  1. Ken Guest

    I transferred 70k points but have not received the 20k bonus yet.

  2. Georgios Guest

    This is the link:

    https://www.etihadguest.com/en/offers.html?_linkNav=Offers#?_linkNav=

  3. Shri Guest

    Since Etihad has already made earning elite status easier this year by requiring only 80% of the required elite miles, does transferring 20K miles automatically get someone Silver?

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Ken Guest

I transferred 70k points but have not received the 20k bonus yet.

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Georgios Guest

This is the link: https://www.etihadguest.com/en/offers.html?_linkNav=Offers#?_linkNav=

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Shri Guest

Since Etihad has already made earning elite status easier this year by requiring only 80% of the required elite miles, does transferring 20K miles automatically get someone Silver?

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