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Etihad Guest

  • Etihad Airways
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The Ace Line

While not a member of any alliance, Etihad's vast selection of airline partners help it overcome the very enormous rates it charges for Etihad-operated flights.

  • Good selection of airline partners
  • Expensive to redeem EY-operated flights
  • Customer service is lacking
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Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi Prestige® Card
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express 1:1
Citi 1:1 7 days
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 10-14 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Etihad Guest.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.


Airline Type Pricing Type

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A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Air Berlin (AB) No Yes $ oneworld
Air New Zealand (NZ) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
All Nippon Airways (NH) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
American Airlines (AA) No Yes $ oneworld
Asiana Airlines (OZ) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
Brussels Airlines (SN) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
Czech Airlines (OK) No Yes $$ SkyTeam
Etihad Airways (EY) Yes Yes $$
Garuda Indonesia (GA) No Yes $$ SkyTeam
Hainan Airlines (HU) No Yes $$
Jet Airways (9W) No Yes $$
Korean Air (KE) No Yes $$ SkyTeam
Malaysia Airlines (MH) No Yes $$ oneworld
Philippine Airlines (PR) No Yes $$
South African Airways (SA) No Yes $$ Star Alliance
SriLankan Airlines (UL) No Yes $$ oneworld
Virgin Australia (VA) No Yes $$

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 24 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Fees and Charges

Fees MMM
Phone Booking
Change Award 0
Cancel Award 2000

First date change is free, 100AED afterwards.

Key Airlines and Resources

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Primary Airlines Code City Name
Etihad Airways (EY) AUH Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Intl


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