EXTENDED: Etihad Guest Gold Status Match For Australia (Now Expires August 6, 2014)

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Last week, I wrote about Etihad Guest has Gold status match campaign (access here) for Australia that was supposed to end on July 29, 2014. Etihad has now decided to extend it by a week until August 6.

Etihad Gold Tier Match

You need to have your address in Australia, have Gold card or higher with any other airlines (excluding Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia as they are EY partners), and have traveler to Europe or Middle East twice in the past 12 months in business or first class.

You can access this offer on Etihad’s website here.

Previous Etihad Guest Gold status matches have been valid for 24 months. I would expect it to be the case this time as well.

Here’s what you need to do:

1.) Enroll into the Etihad Guest programme if you are not yet a member

2.)  Send the following documents to guesttiermatch@etihad.ae:

  • Your Etihad Guest number

  • A scanned copy of your existing Gold card from another loyalty programme and your most recent statement

  • Documents  that prove that you have  travelled in Business or First class to Europe or the Middle East at least twice in the past 12 months*. This can include ticket copies, boarding cards or loyalty program statements

Here are some benefits of Etihad Gold status:

  • You and a guest can relax with a guest in one of our luxurious Business Class lounges, at a range of destinations across our network; including Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Dublin, and our brand new lounge at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport.

  • Benefit from 50% bonus Etihad Guest Miles on every flight

  • Enjoy Business Class check-in, priority boarding and fast track at immigration

  • 15kg additional baggage

  • Guaranteed Economy Class seat on the flight of your choice if you book within 24 hours

They have forgotten to include the benefits that one receives with number of airlines such as lounge access for being Etihad Gold member.

Conclusion

Maybe they didn’t get enough applicants on the first time around and decided to give it one more week? If you can and are eligible for this offer, you should take advantage of it. The matched status is valid for 24 months and you get significant benefits on other airlines besides Etihad, as Etihad has kept extending its ownership of other airlines and keeps launching new frequent flier partnerships as well.

Here are the terms and conditions of this match:

This offer is only valid for individuals residing in Australia. This offer is not valid for members of Velocity Frequent Flyer and KrisFlyer. All applications should be received before midnight 6 August 2014. To be considered for the offer, you must meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria. Only a limited number of Gold cards will be issued and Etihad Guest reserves the right to select the successful applicants. If any of the documents received are not clear, they will not be considered. You must be an Etihad Guest member and your membership number must be sent along with other documents to be considered for the promotion. Your current Etihad Guest Miles will be carried forward at the time of upgrade to Etihad Guest Gold. You will receive a confirmation mail informing you of the status of your application before 30 August 2014. If the airline you have travelled to Middle East and Europe is different from the airline with which you have the gold membership, please send through the ticket copy or boarding card in addition to the documents mentioned above. Etihad Guest reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time without any prior notice.

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