Reader Question: Etihad Airways Forces To Purchase New Ticket At Check In?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about an issue with Etihad Airways that forced the reader to purchase a new ticket for the flight at the time of check-in.

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Compensation Clinic: Etihad Airways issues (Yet Again!)

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Reader Question about Etihad Airways issue with kid meals, seats assignments, Etihad nannies, strollers and others.

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Etihad Airways & Nicole Kidman Honeymoon Over

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Jennifer Aniston has been selling the Emirates A380 on couple of commercials, and Etihad launched their advertisements featuring Nicole Kidman back in 2015.

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The contract between Etihad and Nicole Kidman has now ended and you can expect all the onboard commercials featuring her disappear shortly (if they haven’t already).

Etihad Aviation Group & Lufthansa Group Joint Press Conference Announces Deeper Partnership In Many Areas

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Lufthansa & Etihad Airways have finally announced details of their new partnership which has been speculated about for weeks without anything major having leaked out so far.

The announcement came in a joint press conference held in Abu Dhabi yesterday where both CEO’s, James Hogan of Etihad and Carsten Spohr of Lufthansa unveiled the details.

Reader Question: Involuntary Downgraded On ETIHAD Flight Sold As Air Berlin Codeshare – Who Is Responsible?

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Another Reader Question and yet another Involuntary Downgrade case this time involving a flight from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi operated by Etihad that was sold to our reader as an Air Berlin code share flight.

At the airport the passenger was confronted with the information from Etihad that his booking didn’t show to be in Business Class on the MEL-AUH segment despite having a printed confirmation in Business.

Etihad Group CEO James Hogan To Step Down Later This Year, Company Still Denies Further Investment In Lufthansa

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Big news coming from Etihad today as news became public that President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group James Hogan will step down in the second half of 2017.

Hogan has spent more than a decade at the Abu Dhabi based carrier, transforming it from a small regional airline into a global player.

Reader Question: How To Request Individual Cash Upgrades On Etihad Airways And Does It Make Sense?

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As part of our Reader Question series today we’d like to feature one request that reached us yesterday asking if it makes sense to pay for Etihad Airways cash upgrades.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Etihad Announces Cost Cutting Including Reduction Of Jobs Amid Market Slowdown

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Etihad Airways surprisingly announced that they would cut between 1,000-3,000 jobs amid a slowdown of the aviation market that saw the Middle Eastern Carrier expanding rapidly in recent years.

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Etihad’s decision to step on the brakes could signalize a more conservative approach from the Gulf airlines that grew in both seat capacity and staff, but might have to scale back in order to keep pace with the market.

Etihad Airways Triple Guest Miles November 28 – March 1, 2017 (Book By December 17)

Etihad Airways has launched a triple Guest miles campaign a flight flown between November 28 – March 1, 2017, and booked November 28 – December 17.

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The offers appears to be targeted as there are no ways to register for this offer on Etihad’s website. You should check if you have received an invitation.

Etihad Guest Gold & Silver Status Challenge Promotion For All Readers Of ‘The Times’ (T&Cs Changed)

Sebastian recently wrote about (read more here) the latest status match campaign that Etihad Airways this time offered for readers of on English newspaper.

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A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted me that Etihad Airways had significantly adjusted the terms and conditions attached to this promotion. Seems that readers taking advantage of this offer may have to go through the same “hell” as one reader last year (read more here) who had great difficult getting Etihad to honor their offer.

Etihad Guest Gold & Silver Status Challenge Promotion For All Readers Of ‘The Times’

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Eithad Guest has published a status promotion for readers of the British newspaper The Times which appears to be open for all with no specific requirements other than reading the paper in whatever way.

etihad-matchThe promotion requires a minimum of one flight in Economy to receive Silver or Business/First Class to receive Gold status after fulfilling the (relatively easy) requirement.

Reader Question: Etihad Airways Refund Hell

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about an issue his family was having with Etihad Airways for a trip canceled due to flight delays/cancellations and issues dealing with American Airlines.

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Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Etihad Airways Triple Guest Miles October 19 – January 31, 2017 (Book October 19 – 25)

Etihad Airways has launched a new triple Guest Miles promotion for flights booked between October 10 – 25, 2016.

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The offer is valid for travel in economy, business and first class, and the flights must be booked October 19 – 25. You must register for this offer.

Buying Etihad Airways Guest Miles While Redeeming

Etihad Airways is one of the few airlines that doesn’t seem to be selling their Guest miles left and right (Topbonus & JetPrivilege both do that are controlled by Etihad).

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There is a way, however, to purchase Etihad Guest miles when you redeem them for award flights as I experienced back in August.

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