Airfare of the Day: Etihad Airways FIRST CLASS Cairo, Egypt (CAI) to Tokyo, Japan (NRT) from $2515 Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad Airways and their first class restricted fares for round trip travel between Egypt and Japan.

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Etihad Goes After Topbonus Issued Award Tickets Demanding “Random” Fuel Surcharge Payments

A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email regarding weird practice that Etihad Airways, which owned 70% of Topbonus at the time it went to administration, is calling Topbonus issued award ticket holders demanding random extra payments.

Etihad Airways

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Etihad Starts Hawking Business Class Amenities To Economy Class Passengers

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates based in Abu Dhabi, is in search of extra revenue after disastrous investments to bankrupt airlines such as Alitalia and Airberlin (the latter has already folded and closed its shop) that they are introducing paid items for economy class passengers come 2018.

Etihad Starts Hawking Business Class Amenities To Economy Class Passengers

Passengers can purchase specialty coffee, champagne, amenity kit and pajamas (no longer supplied free of charge to business class passengers), and snack boxes.

Airfare of the Day: Etihad FIRST CLASS Cairo to Tokyo from $2535 Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad First Class restricted round trip fares between Cairo and Tokyo.

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Reader Question: Amex Points Transfer To Etihad And Now LAX-AUH Tickets Marked No Good To Fly?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about interesting situation where they are with American Express point transfer and award tickets issued on Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways

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Etihad Airways In Disarray When Guest Program Loses All/Most Email Addresses During IT Upgrade!

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Etihad Airways had tried to update the Guest loyalty program website and back end IT over the past few months but something has went terribly wrong during the last upgrade.

Etihad Guest Update Main

Apparently the airline’s loyalty program has lost email addresses for most members of its Guest program. Many need to update their passwords due to new interface and this requires sending an email with one-time code to the email address on file that the airline now doesn’t have on the database in use!

Air Berlin Insolvency Administrator Seeks Multi Million Euro Damages From Etihad For Causing Bankruptcy

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Air Berlin’s insolvency administration came forward this week with a bizarre claim that they consider Etihad being responsible for the German carriers sudden insolvency and now seek for a multi million Euro settlement.

Air Berlin will shut their doors this coming week and in search for extra money they are now going after Etihad Airways actually blaming them for the companies downfall.

Etihad Airways Select Programs To Guest 20% Conversion Bonus Through October 31, 2017

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Etihad Airways has launched new 20% conversion promotion from select program to Etihad Guest through October 31, 2017.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest Conversion Promo October 2017

The offer is valid for all conversions made between October 1 – 31, 2017, from programs mentioned below only.

Le Club AccorHotels Etihad Airways Triple Guest Miles September 30 – November 30, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles offer for Etihad Airways Guest program member stays both booked and consumed between September 30 – November 30, 2017.

Le CLub AccorHotels Etihad Guest Triple Miles September 30 - November 30 2017

Etihad Guest members can earn triple miles for their stays during the promotional period.

Etihad Guest Website Maintenance September 16 -18, 2017 (Carry Your Elite Card!)

Etihad Airways today has been emailing Guest program members about rather long maintenance that will take place between September 16 – 18, 2017.

Etihad Guest Website Maintenance

During the maintenance period all Guest program functions will be down and program members will be required to show their elite cards in order to avail themselves to elite benefits at airports per the information Etihad has posted on their website.

Financial Time: “A hard landing for the Gulf’s airlines”

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Financial Times run an interesting piece earlier this week that is worth a read for those that fly on any of the ME3 (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways).

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For the first time, the ME3 are projected to grow in low single digits this year and Qatar capacity wil actually decrease due to the blockage.

Etihad Airways “Enhances” Guest Program

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Etihad Airways sent out an email today to Guest program members about “new benefits” (read mainly benefit downgrades) coming our way this fall and early 2018.

Etihad Guest Benefit Downgrades

Gold and Platinum status will now be only valid for year (previously two), upgrades will require more miles as will probably most awards (some will require less), business and first class award fuel surcharges will increases by another $50 etc.

Etihad Airways Now Selling Guest Miles (Up To 100,000 Per Calendar Year)

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When I wrote a piece late last year (access here), I noted that Etihad Airways hadn’t followed many other airlines and started selling its miles yet outside of up to 25% during redemption process.

Etihad Airways Guest Buy Miles

Now, the airline is utilizing Points.com platform (most other airlines and hotel programs do the same) and allow members to purchase up to 100,000 Guest miles per year and up to 60,000 per transaction.

Airfare of the Day: Etihad Airways Cairo to Tokyo FIRST CLASS (SUITES) $1547 (One Way) / $2446 (Round Trip)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad Airways’ First Class restricted fares between Cairo and Tokyo. These prices apply for their SUITES First Class product.

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