Etihad Guest Gold Status Match (Until February 22, 2014)

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Etihad Airways has a new limited time status match campaign for Gold or higher elites on other airlines. You can receive Gold elite status with Etihad’s program by taking advantage of this offer that is valid until February 22, 2014.

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You need to email the following info/documents to guesttiermatch@etihad.ae:

• Scanned copy of the gold or higher tier card with the other airline.
• Scanned copy of the miles statement with the other airline.
• Etihad Guest membership number.

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

You will also receive double miles in business and triple miles in first class for limited time after Etihad has processed your status match.

Note that in previous matches the comped Etihad Guest Gold status has been valid for full 24 months.

Here are the benefits of Etihad Guest Gold (access here):

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Notes:
1 – Applicable on revenue tickets for Etihad Airways operated flights.
2 – Only when traveling on Etihad Airways operated flights.
3 – Only where service is offered.
4 – Bookable in the highest economy class fare.
5 – Accompanying guest should be traveling on Etihad Airways.
6 – Not applicable on routes where the piece concept operates.
7 – Access to the Diamond First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi International Airport and access to the luxury lounges exclusive for Diamond First Class guests at all other airports.
8 – On duty manager’s discretion and subject to meal/seat availability.
9 – Member transacting the miles should be present when requesting an Instant Upgrade at the airport for a family member or friend.
10 – When traveling in Coral Economy Class, this service may be offered only if the facility is available and permitted by local authorities.
11 – Bookable in the highest business class fare (Corporate fares or ADGETP discounts not allowed).
12 – The seat will be confirmed on any available flight on the chosen date and chosen route but not necessarily on the requested flight.

Etihad Gold Benefits On Other Airlines (access here):

Airberlin

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Air Serbia

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Notes:
2. Only when traveling on Air Serbia operated flights.
3. Only where service is offered.
5. Accompanying guest should be traveling on Air Serbia.
6. Not applicable on routes where the piece concept operates.
10. When traveling in Economy Class, this service may be offered only if the facility is available and permitted by local authorities.

Air Seychelles

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ANA

Service benefits for Etihad Guest Gold Members* on applicable ANA operated codeshare flights with Etihad Airways.
1. Priority Airport Check-in at the Japan Domestic Check-in counters in Nagoya, Narita, Chitose, Fukuoka and Osaka regardless of class of travel.
2. Priority Baggage Handling when travelling regardless of the class of travel.
3. Additional Baggage Allowance of twenty (20) Kg’s regardless of class of travel. An additional piece (one piece) of baggage is permitted for piece concept routes.
4. Priority boarding on all international airports regardless of class of travel. This service is not applicable at All Nippon Airways domestic airports.
5. Lounge access to the ANA Business Class lounge or equivalent level departure lounge with one additional guest regardless of class of travel.

Garuda International

Service Benefits for Etihad Guest Gold Elite and Gold Members on All Garuda Indonesia operated flights regardless of class of travel.

• Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members can avail of prirority check-in services at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK ) Jakarta
• Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members along with one guest will get access to the Garuda Indonesia Executive lounge  at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK ) Jakarta.

Terms and Conditions
• The benefits listed above are for Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite Guest traveling in any class on any operated flight between Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia.
• The airport lounge access is at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK ) Jakarta only.
• Guests must present their Etihad Guest Membership card in order to avail the benefits above.
• Children between the aged of 2 and 12 are considered as adults for lounge entry purposes.
• Infants traveling with the lounge eligible guest shall be provided with lounge access provided the infant travels on the same flight as the lounge eligible member.

Korean Air

Service Benefits for Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members on All Korean Air operated flights regardless of class of travel:
• Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members can avail of priority check-in services at all Korean Air Airports
• Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members along with one guest will get access to the Korean Air Lounges
• Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members can avail of 32kg’s extra baggage on all flights.

Terms and conditions

• The benefits listed above are for Etihad Guest Gold, Gold Elite members traveling in any class on any code share flight between Etihad Airways and Korean Air.
• Members must present their Etihad Guest Card in order to avail the benefits above.
• Children between the aged of 2 and 12 are considered as adults for lounge entry purposes.
•Infants traveling with the lounge eligible guest shall be provided with lounge access provided the infant travels on the same flight as the lounge eligible member.
• Excess baggage allowance is 32kg’s above the free baggage allowance. On routes where piece concept applies, 1 extra piece will be accepted.

SriLankan Airlines

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Virgin Australia

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Other Partner Airlines

You can also earn and redeem on the following partner airlines: Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airlines, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Jet Aiways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Air Maroc, Ukraine International & FlyBE.

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Conclusion

Etihad has been building up a mini alliance with airlines it holds an equity share. It would be wise to take advantage of this status match offer.

You never know when it might come handy with other matches or flying with Etihad or any of the partner airlines where Etihad Gold Guest membership would give you extra benefits.

Etihad tends to run very good promotions for earning double or triple bonus miles every once in a while.

Thanks for a LoyaltyLobby reader for alerting me about this offer!

Here are the terms and conditions of this status match offer:

Offer is valid for applications received until 22 February 2014. Only applications received will all the required documents will be considered. Applications received with illegible scans of documents will not be considered. You will receive a confirmation mail informing the status of your application within one month of your application. This offer is also open to existing members of Etihad Guest. For existing Etihad Guest members, your current Etihad Guest Miles will be carried forward at the time of upgrade. Selection of members for tier upgrade is completely the discretion of Etihad Guest.

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