Earn Status Miles When You Transfer To Etihad Guest

Earn Status Miles When You Transfer To Etihad Guest

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For the month of April, Etihad Guest is offering a promotion that can earn you bonus redeemable and elite status miles when you transfer points to the program.

Earn bonus Etihad miles for points transfers

Between April 1 and April 30, 2022, Etihad Guest is offering 40% bonus redeemable miles plus 40% bonus status miles when you transfer points to the program from select partners:

  • You must transfer the equivalent of at least 10,000 miles in order to receive a bonus
  • Once miles are transferred, the transaction can’t be reversed
  • Bonus miles will post to accounts within 10 business days of April 30, 2022
  • 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:

Le Club Accor Hotels, Marriott, Shangri-La, World of Hyatt, HSBC UK, Capital One, Hyundai Card, Hana Bank, KTC, Inbursa, SC Brunei, SC Singapore, Ping An, CIMB, Kbank.

As you can see, unfortunately most credit card transfer partners in the United States are excluded from this offer, so that’s pretty restrictive.

Points transfers from Capital One 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 a promotion when transferring rewards from partners. You can receive 40% bonus miles if you transfer rewards from select partners during the month of April, and you would receive those as both redeemable and status miles.

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. Ferdinand Magellan Guest

    I just flew to the UAE and back. Etihad had no availability in business or first from the US. I went on Emirates and Turkish instead. I don't have any confidence that I would be able to use the transferred miles at reasonable cost, although I don't know whether this applies to Etihad partners. Anyone care to comment?

  2. EY Guest

    Just a question: How many status miles can I earn? Let's say I transfer 50k Etihad miles.
    Is it 20k max ->40% -> 8k status miles OR
    50k -> 40% -> 20k status miles

  3. surfski808 New Member

    @Lucky
    I'm not sure where you got your list but the following programs are NOT eligible for the 40% transfer bonus: Ping An, KTC, Kbank, Inbursa, Hyundai Card, HSBC UK, Capital One, CIMB, or Hana Bank.

    The promotion's Terms & Conditions include only the following transfer partners (I added the transfer ratios):

    Accor Live Limitless (2:1)
    ADCB Touchpoints (14:1)
    ADNOC Rewards (110:1)
    Air Miles Middle East (9:1)
    Citibank (Ratio varies...

    @Lucky
    I'm not sure where you got your list but the following programs are NOT eligible for the 40% transfer bonus: Ping An, KTC, Kbank, Inbursa, Hyundai Card, HSBC UK, Capital One, CIMB, or Hana Bank.

    The promotion's Terms & Conditions include only the following transfer partners (I added the transfer ratios):

    Accor Live Limitless (2:1)
    ADCB Touchpoints (14:1)
    ADNOC Rewards (110:1)
    Air Miles Middle East (9:1)
    Citibank (Ratio varies by region)
    Emirates Islamic Bank (8:1)
    Emirates NBD (1:10)
    FAB Rewards (12:1)
    Joud Al Hilal (6.8:1)
    Marriott Bonvoy (3:1)
    Shangri La Golden Circle (1:1)
    SHARE points (1:1.5)
    Standard Chartered (Ratio varies by region)
    World of Hyatt (2.5:1)

    Hope that helps.

    1. Omar Guest

      Citibank is not listed anywhere. Where did you see that?

    2. surfski808 New Member

      @Omar you can see Citibank on the promos webpage and also listed under the T&C. Here is the link https://www.etihadguest.com/en/earn-miles/transfer-points-to-miles-uae.html?_linkNav=Transfer_points_for_40%_more

    3. Van Guest

      @surfski808 That list only applies to UAE-based financial partners ("transfer-points-to-miles-****uae****.html"). So unless you have a card with any of those banks, you need to follow the global list which Lucky has referenced in his article.

  4. Ron Guest

    Mileage partners are a benefit beyond booking Etihad direct. AA, AC, ANA and more. Some new math missing here. Marriott normal redemption 60k=20k+5k bonus=25k (normal transfer) + 40% (bonus) = 35k Etihad transfer. Big deal if you regularly transfer Marriott Bonvoy to airlines. Just another perspective mostly predicated on normally or sometimes using Bonvoy miles for air.

  5. surfski808 New Member

    CapitalOne isn't a transfer partner for this promotion.

  6. JP Guest

    Business class flights on American are normally 25K each way, so roundtrip it's 50K Etihad points.

    With the 40% bonus, I'd get back 20K points on a roundtrip, almost enough for another one way business class flight.

    Or put another way, RT Business class on AA for net 30K points which is a great deal.

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Van Guest

@surfski808 That list only applies to UAE-based financial partners ("transfer-points-to-miles-****uae****.html"). So unless you have a card with any of those banks, you need to follow the global list which Lucky has referenced in his article.

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Ferdinand Magellan Guest

I just flew to the UAE and back. Etihad had no availability in business or first from the US. I went on Emirates and Turkish instead. I don't have any confidence that I would be able to use the transferred miles at reasonable cost, although I don't know whether this applies to Etihad partners. Anyone care to comment?

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surfski808 New Member

@Omar you can see Citibank on the promos webpage and also listed under the T&C. Here is the link https://www.etihadguest.com/en/earn-miles/transfer-points-to-miles-uae.html?_linkNav=Transfer_points_for_40%_more

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