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Etihad Airways has launched new tripe & quadruple Guest miles promotion for travel on Etihad, Alitalia, Airberlin, Jet Airways, Air Serbia & Air Seychelles.

Etihad Guest Triple Quadruple Bonus Miles Business & First July 5 September 15 2015

The offer is valid for bookings made between July 1 – 20 for travel between July 5 – September 15, 2015. Registration is required by July 20. [click to continue…]

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While doing some random browsing today I discovered, much to my curiosity, a URL from Etihad in German which suggests that Etihad will discontinue it’s Corporate Benefit Program BusinessConnect for Germany and Austria effective October 1st 2015 and offers to move existing customers and points balances over to Air Berlin. You can access this website here. (German Version Only)

EY BusinessConnnect

I haven’t found any such announcement on Etihad’s main website and in fact you can still sign your company up for BusinessConnect as usual.

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Alitalia and Etihad (which owns a minority share of Alitalia) are the official Expo Milano 2015 airline sponsors. The exposition runs until the end of October.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion

The airlines share a great pavilion that also includes a Premium Lounge where Alitalia & Etihad frequent fliers plus some other passengers (read the entry requirement here) have access to. I spent Friday last week at the Expo and a couple of hours at the Premium Lounge as well, which is a good place for refreshments and charging your cell. [click to continue…]

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Alitalia and Etihad are sharing a pavilion at the Expo Milan (or Milano in Italian and some other languages) 2015 where they have a fantastic Premium Lounge as well.

Alitalia & Etihad Premium Lounge Access Expo Milano 2015

What hasn’t been well documented, however, is the lounge access policy that I’ll try to clarify here. Etihad Airways also sent an email with a redemption code for a free tickets to Etihad Gust Gold and Platinum member (read more here). [click to continue…]

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Expedia Australia sent out an email the other day (thanks for a reader forwarding it) advertising 8,000 bonus Etihad Airways Guest Miles per trip originating from Australia June 4 – March 31, 2016.

Etihad Airways Expedia.com.au Up To 8,000 Bonus Miles

The offer is supposedly only valid on tickets purchased from Expedia Australia by June 25, 2015, and is also valid on codeshare flights operated by Etihad Airways Partners or Virgin Australia. [click to continue…]

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WSJ yesterday had a piece about the European airlines of Lufthansa and Air France-KLM trying to upgrade their cabins and in-flight service to better match those of the Middle Eastern rivals to whom they have lost a lot of traffic to Asia over the past few years.

WSJ Europe’s Top Airlines to Spend Billions in Battle to Win Back Passengers

After years of cost cutting (and cutting corners when it comes to the service provided), the airlines are trying to offer upgraded cabins and amenities especially to those that travel in premium cabins. [click to continue…]