Etihad Guest Credits 1 Tier Mile per Reward Mile Transferred

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Etihad Airways‘ frequent flyer program Etihad Guest has come up with a new way of being more appealing to costumers. In addition to being able to transfer reward miles or points from different programs to Etihad Guest, the program will add a tier mile to your account for every mile or point transferred. This promotion runs until August 30, 2020.

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Transfer your points or miles to Etihad Guest and get tier miles as a reward.

Terms & Conditions

To answer the most important question directly – it is impossible to gain a frequent flyer tier out of this promotion. You would require 25,000 tier miles to get Etihad Guest Silver, however the maximum amount of bonus tier miles is limited to 20,000.

Further, you need to be rather careful when transferring your miles, as there another limit of 5,000 tier miles per transaction. To get the maximum of 20,000 tier miles to your account, you need to do at least four transactions.

Etihad has announced than you can transfer miles or points from the following programs:

  • Hotels
    • Accor Limitless
    • Hilton
    • IHG
    • Radisson
    • Hyatt
    • Marriott
    • Shangri La
  • Miscellaneous
    • Joyalukkas
    • Smiles (Etisalat)
    • AIMIA (Air Miles/My Reward Points)
  • Banks or Credit Cards
    • AMEX Membership Rewards
    • Hana Bank in Korea
    • Capital One in USA
    • Barclays in USA
    • Livelo in Brazil
    • Inbursa in Mexico
    • CITIC Bank in China
    • Ping An Wan li tong in China
    • SPDB in China
    • ICBC in China
    • Jing Dong coin in China
    • Cathay United Bank in Taiwan
    • Krungthai Card in Thailand
    • Commonwealth Bank in Australia
    • Standard Chartered Bahrain
    • UAE and Singapore
    • Citibank Global
    • ADCB Touchpoints
    • Al Hilal Bank (Joud points)
    • Emirates Islamic Bank
    • Emirates NBD
    • FAB Stars
    • HSBC
    • National Commercial Bank

All the programs above use different exchange rates, even within certain countries. For example, 5 American Express Rewards points from a German account will be credited with 4 Etihad Guest Miles. An Australian account has a 2 for 1 ratio, a British account 1 for 1. You can check the full terms & conditions here.

To be able to participate in this promotion, you will need an Etihad Guest account as well as an account at one of the above hotels’, shops’ or banks’ loyalty programs. The promotion ends on August 30, 2020, with that day being the last to possibly transfer reward points.


A quick reminder for those who are not too familiar with frequent flyer programs:

Reward Miles are used to buy reward tickets or upgrades. Tier miles are accumulated to reach a frequent flyer tier, granting perks like free checked bags or lounge access.

Bottom Line

Since it is impossible to gain a frequent flyer tier out of nowhere, this offer isn’t too attractive. However, if you’re just a couple of thousand miles short of a tier, this promotion is a handy way to do it in times when flying with Etihad is very difficult to downright impossible for many people. As always, you should only transfer reward miles or points when you have a plan to use them, as airlines can devalue them on short notice.

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