[AIRLINE] Earning Ethiad Guest Points

Etihad Airways has a loyalty program called Etihad Guest, which is currently offering a promotion a 1,000 sign up bonus points promotion if you complete your first earned transaction before March 31, 2015.

A transaction includes flying with Etihad Airways or one of our partner airlines, as well as spending with non-air partners such as hotels, car rental companies and retail partners.

It is worth noting that Etihad Airways only operates out of the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), but Air Canada is one of its many airline partners that you can earn points with, among others:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Air Astana
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Canada
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Seychelles
  • Air Serbia
  • airBaltic
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Belavia
  • Brussels Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Fiji Airways
  • Flybe
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Niki
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • S7 Airlines
  • Saudia
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

You can convert your American Express Membership Rewards points to Etihad Guest points at the following rates:

  • 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Etihad Guest points (increments of 100 thereafter)

The are two other easy ways for Canadians to earn points by transferring E-Rewards dollars or Starpoints from the Starwood Preferred Guest program.

You can transfer your E-Rewards dollars in the following increments:

  • $25 = 500 Etihad Guest points
  • $50 = 1,000 Etihad Guest points
  • $100 = 2,000 Etihad Guest points

You can transfer Starpoints at a 1:1 ratio. Also note that for every 20,000 Starpoints that you transfer, you get 5,000 bonus airline points, which means 25,000 Etihad Guest points.

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