|Loyalty Program||Etihad Guest|
|Currency||Etihad Guest Miles|
|Average Value of 1 Mile||1 Cent|
Etihad Airways is the second largest airline in the United Arab Emirates (after Emirates). They are based out of Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi with their hub being located at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Etihad operates over 1,000 flights per week to more than 80 destinations destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the America's. Etihad is not part of any major global airline alliance.
Etihad Credit Cards Miles
Etihad does not offer any credit cards to U.S.-based members. The best way to build miles on everyday spend will be by earning rewards with partner credit cards and transferring those earned rewards to your Etihad Guest account.
With Etihad being a direct transfer of several major rewards programs, there's lots of great credit cards you can use to bulid Etihad Guest Miles. Listed below are a few of the best transfer partner credit cards options.
Best Overall For Earning Rewards
- Earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
- Annual $100 Hotel Savings Benefit
- No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
- No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Etihad Transfer Partners
Etihad is a direct transfer partner of several major rewards programs including American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Capital One Venture & Spark Rewards. This opens up a large list of credit cards that you can use to earn rewards transferable to the Etihad Guest program.
Etihad Guest Miles Value
The Point Calculator values Etihad Guest Miles at an average value of 1 cent each when redeemed for award flights with Etihad. Miles can also be used for gift cards, hotels, car rentals, lounge access, and more.
Buying Etihad Guest Miles
If you're a few Etihad Guest Miles short of a redemption and transferring points to your account isn't an option, the next best option is to buy Etihad Guest Miles. Those with Platinum Tier in the Etihad Guest program can buy up to 150,000 miles per calendar year while all other tiers can buy up to 100,000 miles.