Category Archive: Etihad

Jan 16

Reader Question: Transferring Points between Airlines

Reader Question: Can I apply for the British Airways credit card, transfer the points to Alaska and use those points  to fly Emirates? Thanks for the question. The short answer is no, since it is very difficult to transfer points directly between airlines. But there are other options out there. There are a number of …

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Sep 30

Three indulgent attractions around the world worth seeing

I use a number of different sources on any given day to decide what I am going to write about, including the news, reader requests (I need more of those, by the way.) and, of course, the internet. One of my favorite sites is actually CNN travel. They rarely have stories about miles, but they …

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Aug 31

Unfortunately, airlines want to make a profit, too

One thing I’ll say about consumer advocate Chris Elliott: He’s persistent. This morning, he posted an article on fortune.com chastising the airlines for “piling on the perks” for their best customers at the expense of their customers in economy class. He’s quite right about one thing: first class, particularly in international products, is getting better, …

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May 06

Emirates to upgrade its first class, again. Get ready for your rail car

This is why I collect miles: It was a year ago today that I wrote about the ultimate in First Class cabins, offered by Etihad Airways.  Clearly not one to be outdone by a local competitor, Emirates also announced a first class refresher, at a “commercially viable” price for the eight hour flight from London …

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Apr 18

Earning Etihad miles for trip reviews

Etihad is not a program that you run into every day, although it is the operator of what I have labeled the ultimate first class experience.  It has a number of partners around the world, including American in the US.  The airline is a glaring example of Rule #1, which is to sign up for …

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Aug 27

Finding an award ticket: Part I

When it comes to finding an award ticket, there are a number of ways to get results.  The quality (and quantity) of those results, however, will depend on a number of factors, including when you are going to travel, where you are going, the class of service, etc. I was recently tasked with finding two …

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Jul 28

Weekend tidbits: St. Regis specials, taxation of miles, Citi Thank You Points

For those of you who like to stay at luxury properties but don’t like paying full price, Starwood is offering a couple of promotions at its high-end St. Regis properties.  First, at participating properties, book a suite for the first night at regular price and get the second night at $4.  Of course, the term …

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May 06

Etihad airways announces the ultimate in First Class Cabins

In case you missed it… Got a few extra American Aadvantage miles (or those of other select partners outside the US)?  Or just have a lot of cash that you want to burn on a transcendent, but relatively quick, experience?  Then you may want to check out the videos below to see the newest cabins …

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