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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]

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Etihad Airways usually have back to back bonus miles promotions usually for business or first class bookings and sometime economy too.

Etihad Airways Quadruple Miles Offer

Now, Etihad Guest program has two separate promotions (I received both) for quadruple bonus miles on business or first class and double/triple for economy. One of the promotions is targeted for all BusinessConnect connected accounts. [click to continue…]

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Now, even the Foreign Policy magazine has decided to tackle the issue between the US airlines against the Middle Eastern three of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

Foreign Policy The Arab Battle for U.S. Skies

The article on the Foreign Policy that is available on their website is a nice read that tries to go deeper than the other pieces that I have seen written on this topic and is a must read for those that are interested in on this topic. [click to continue…]

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It is not a news that the customer service that all the Middle Eastern airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways “provide” is appalling. I have covered these here in LoyaltyLobby number of times.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest Customer Service

A LoyaltyLobby reader just sent me an email how he was able to resolve the Etihad Guest Gold status match from the February campaign (read more here and here) after emailing back and forth with the customer service for weeks. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from Heathrow Rewards offering Etihad Guest Silver fast track for just economy return or one-way in business or first class.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest Silver Fast Track Heathrow Rewards

This offer is available for those Heathrow Rewards members that received this email, registered for the offer and take the required flight(s) between May 20 and July 15, 2015. [click to continue…]

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Instead of meeting the Etihad Guest Gold status requirement of 50,000 elite qualifying miles within the past 12 months, my status was upgraded this past week being short of less than 2,000 miles.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest Gold Upgrade

This status upgrade comes handy this coming week, as I am flying from Sao Paulo to Abu Dhabi. Will earn more miles and Etihad often upgrades elites if needed (rolls cabins from economy to business and from business to first). [click to continue…]