Etihad Airways 20% Bonus Hotel Points To Guest Miles Conversions April 1 – 30, 2017

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Etihad Airways has launched hotel points to Guest miles conversion promotion for transfers made between April 1 – 30, 2017.

Etihad Airways Guest Bonus Conversion Campaign April 2017

Members can get 20% bonus on all transfers made from select programs during the promotional period.

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

Here are Etihad’s examples:

Etihad Airways Guest Bonus Conversion Campaign April 2017 Partners

  • Le Club AccorHotels (access here)
  • SPG (access here)
  • Marriott Rewards (access here)
  • Club Carlson (access here)
  • Hyatt (access here)
  • Shangri-La (access here)
  • Hilton Honors (access here)
  • IHG Rewards Club (access here)

The SPG conversion ratio here is wrong. 20,000 Starpoints converts to 25,000 Etihad Guest miles.

Conclusion

Considering the number of Etihad Guest miles required for awards on Etihad flights, it makes no sense to convert to Guest miles. There can be some value on partner awards, however.

Last month, I redeemed Etihad Guest miles for BRU-AUH-SGN in business and the miles required were roughly double what AA would have required for the very same flights and without any scam charges. I had some BusinessConnect miles about to expire and thus it made sense to redeem them.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

The offer is valid for all points to miles conversions made between 1 April and 30 April 2017 (both days inclusive).

All participating points conversion partners: Accor Hotels, ADCB TouchPoints, Club Carlson (Radison Blu), Citibank UAE, Emirates Islamic Bank, Heathrow Rewards, Hilton Honors, Hyatt, IHG, Joyalukkas, Marriott Rewards, NBAD Stars, Shangri-La, Boubyan Bank, Etisalat Rewards, and Starwood StarPoints.

Non participating points conversion partners:  All American Express Membership Rewards®, Flybuys Rewards ,Commercial Bank of Dubai(CBD) and all Citibank markets outside the UAE are excluded from this promotion.

Once the Miles transfer request in initiated it cannot be reversed.

This offer is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the Etihad Guest Programme.

A valid Etihad Guest membership number is required to successfully perform the conversion.

The Etihad Guest member will be responsible for quoting the correct Etihad Guest membership number to the participating conversion partners for the conversion activity.

Terms and conditions governing the existing Conversion partners will apply.

The promotion is applicable for any member who converts their points from a qualifying Partner loyalty programme to Etihad Guest Miles. The eligibility of the bonus miles for a specific member will be done based on the validity of the promotion and the date of conversion provided by the partner for that respective member.

Base Etihad Guest Miles converted by the member will be awarded as per the applicable conversion ratios of each respective partner

Bonus Etihad Guest Miles earned during this promotion will reflect in the member’s Etihad Guest membership account within 15 days of the end date of the promotion

If an Etihad Guest member holds credit cards and/or Hotel loyalty programme cards of different banks and hotels and converts the rewards points to Etihad Guest Miles under this promotion, then the number of Bonus Guest Miles he/she will earn will reflect separately in the members account for each partner

The above promotion construct is valid only for the all Points Conversion Partners which fall under the Points Conversion programme and governed by the conversion ratios and minimum thresholds applicable for these respective partners.

Bonus Etihad Guest Miles will not be calculated on retroactive basis under any circumstances i.e. credit card/ hotel reward points converted to Etihad Guest Miles and posted into the membership account during the promotion period but for which the conversion request was placed outside the promotion period will not qualify for the bonus miles promotion.

Etihad Guest reserves the right to withdraw or cancel the promotion or modify or alter the terms and conditions of such promotion at any time.

Participation under this promotion is purely voluntary for the members.

The decision of Etihad Guest will be final and binding under this promotion and no disputes will be entertained in this regard.

This offer cannot be clubbed with any other conversion offer.

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  • jessie

    ah. I was mistaken to think that AMEX MR conversion to Etihad miles is eligible for this 20% bonus promo but it doesn’t look like it. I have about 30K miles which will expire in a month so better redeem soon. Although I don’t mind topping up more miles transferring from AMEX MR, as you noted, biz class redemption rate from Middle East (where I am based now) to Asia (PVG or SIN by B789) doesn’t seem to make sense. Not sure what’s the best way to use it – maybe around 60K miles from AUH-ZUR (B789) or about 30K for CAI-AUH (A346)?

    • Remember that you can buy Guest miles during the redemption process at a reasonable rate. I would use them for a trip/flight that you would need to take anyway.

  • Zeljko

    As for SPG, on Etihad Guest site it says:

    Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer Starpoints® into Miles at the rate of 1 Starpoint® for every 1 mile.

    Enjoy a 5,000 miles bonus when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to miles (must be transferred as part of the same transaction to receive the bonus Miles).

    No minimum point transfer applies for SPG Platinum members. SPG Gold
    members have a minimum point transfer of 1,500 Starpoints® and SPG
    Preferred members have a minimum point transfer of 2,500 Starpoints®.

  • Mohamed Basma

    You forgot to mention HSBC is part of this promotion and sadly i converted my points last month.