If you don't have the ability to transfer rewards to your Etihad Guest account, the next option is to buy Etihad Guest Miles. Buying miles will deposit them straight into your account so that you can immediately apply them towards a redemption.
Cost To Buy Etihad Miles
Etihad Miles can be purchased for 2 cents per mile at the standard price. This is a flat rate price that is the same no matter how many miles you buy.
|Etihad Miles Cost|
|1,000 - 100,000 Miles||2 Cents|
|101,000 - 150,000 Miles||2 Cents|
Etihad Miles can be purchased in 1,000-mile increments. You can buy as little as 1,000 Etihad Miles for $20 and as many as 100,000 Etihad Miles for $2,000. If you have Platinum status in the Etihad Guest rewards program, you'll be able to buy up to 150,000 Etihad Miles for $3,000. You can buy up to 100,000 or 150,000 Etihad Miles per calendar year depending on whether or not you're Platinum Tier in the Etihad Guest program.
|Buy Etihad Miles Min/Max|
|Minimum Purchase||1,000 Miles|
|Maximum Purchase||100,000 Miles|
|Maximum Purchase||100,000 Miles|
Do note that purchased Etihad Guest Miles do not count towards status upgrades.
When To Buy Etihad Miles
If you're short a few Etihad Miles of your next redemption, buying miles can easily be worth it. Being able to top off your account for as little as $20 can be a good deal.
In terms of buying lots Etihad Miles, I would only do such if you know that you can redeem them for more than what you paid for them. For example, if you were to buy 100,000 Etihad Miles for $2,000 and redeem them for a $2,500 business class flight, you would come out ahead. Finding redemptions for Etihad that gives you such exceptional value are rare. This is why I recommend only buying Etihad Miles when you need to.
How To Buy Etihad Miles
You can buy Etihad Miles directly from their Points.com storefront.
- Go to the Etihad Buy Miles page.
- Select how many Etihad Miles you want to buy.
- Log into your Etihad Guest account.
- Enter your payment information.
- Review the purchase and agree to the terms and conditions.
- Click Pay Now.
Your purchased Etihad Miles should post to your account immediately, but it may take up to 72 hours until the miles are reflected.
Buying Etihad Miles can be beneficial if you're a few miles short of your next redemption and you need that extra push. As per the usual, always make sure the purchase makes sense when buying miles. Don't buy oodles of miles unless you have a plan and you know you can squeeze great value out of them.
How much do Etihad Miles cost to buy?
At the standard rate, Etihad Miles are 2 cents each.
Do Etihad Miles every go on sale?
Yes. Etihad Miles go on sale several times per year. You can visit our Buying Points & Miles Guide to keep up with promotions.
How many Etihad Miles can you buy per year?
You can buy up to 100,000 Etihad Miles per calendar year. Etihad Guest Platinum Tier members can buy up to 150,000 Etihad Miles per calendar year.
What's the lowest amount of Etihad Miles you can buy?
You can buy as little as 1,000 Etihad Guest Miles which will costs you $20 at the standard rate.
Is buying Etihad Miles worth it?
Buying Etihad Miles can be worth it if you're a few miles short and need to top off your account. It can also be worth it if you can redeem them for more than what you paid for them.
How do I buy Etihad Guest Miles?
You can buy Etihad Guest Miles by going to the Etihad Buy Miles page.
What payment types can I use to buy Etihad Miles?
Etihad accepts VISA, Mastercard, and AMEX. The portal does not currently accept Discover.