Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates-based in Abu Dhabi, and Saudia, a SkyTeam member with hubs in Riyadh and Jeddah, have had a commercial partnership for several years.
The airlines have now launched the ability to earn and redeem miles on each other’s flights from March 28, 2021.
Etihad Guest – Saudia Miles Earning Chart
- Flights marketed by Saudia and operated by a third-party carrier other than Saudia or Etihad Airways will not be eligible for Etihad Guest Miles accrual.
- Charter flights operated by Saudia are not eligible for mileage accrual.
- Flights taken on Saudia are eligible to earn Etihad Guest Tier Miles and Tier Segment
- The following booking classes are not eligible for mileage accrual: X,O,S,Z
- Missing Etihad Guest Miles can be claimed up to six months from the date of travel.
Saudia – Etihad Miles Earnings Chart
- This partnership starts on the 28th of March 2021.
- Flights marketed by Etihad and operated by a third-party carrier other than SAUDIA or Etihad airlines will not be eligible for ALFURSAN reward miles accrual.
- Charter flights operated by Etihad are not eligible for mileage accrual.
- The following booking classes are not eligible for mileage accrual: S, X, N,I,O
- Missing ALFURSAN miles can be claimed up to six months from the date of travel.
- Elite benefits are not applicable on this partnership.
- ALFURSAN program Terms and Conditions apply.
There was some chatter that Etihad could join Star Alliance at some point once it no longer had global ambitions and receded more to a regional airline with some long-haul; flights threw in.
Etihad lost billions with failed investments to now-bankrupt airlines such as airberlin, Alitalia, and Virgin Australia (Etihad’s equity alliance that turned to a bankrupt one).
Saudia, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabi, is part of SkyTeam
It is good for Etihad Guest and Saudia Alfursan members to earn and redeem miles on each other’s flights.