Etihad Airways Reports US$1.52 Billion Loss For Financial Year 2017 Core Operations

Etihad Airways has incurred a giant billion dollar deficit for the second year in a row, reporting a $1.52 Billion loss for the financial year 2017.

In 2016 the airline already reported being close to two billion US$ in the hole and now another giant loss for the last year – in the ‘era of the ME3 carriers’ coming to an end?

Etihad Airways “Enhances” Guest Awards To Be More Dynamically Priced On June 30, 2018

Etihad Airways is changing the number of Guest miles awards require effective June 30, 2018. The base mileage will stay as of now but the airline will introduce greater variability based on “when you book and fly” (whatever this might mean).

Etihad Airways “Enhances” Guest Awards To Be More Dynamically Priced On June 30, 2018

The award surcharges are not changing and this change only affects, per the email, economy and business class awards.

Etihad Arrival Lounge In Abu Dhabi Now Available For $30

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Etihad Airways has now started to sell access to its arrival lounge that is available for business and first class passenger and select Etihad Guest members free of charge.

Etihad Abu Dhabi Arrivals Lounge

The access costs 110 AED that is $30 and Etihad merchandises this by sending out emails to select some passengers.

UAE & US Sign Airline Pact

United Arab Emirates, the home for Emirates and Etihad, and the United States have signed on Friday an agreement that requires more financial transparency from these two airlines while at the same time doesn’t curtail their current flights or fifth freedom activities. UAE merely stated that no more of fifth freedom flights are planned for now.

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Both sides can tout this agreement as a victory. The US airlines were against these so called fifth freedom flights that Emirates has from Milan and Athens to New York. These fights are continuing services from Dubai. Emirates already publishes financial statements and Etihad will start once their restructuring is complete.

Le Club AccorHotels Etihad Guest Triple Miles May 1 – June 30, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles offer for Etihad Airways Guest programs members.

Le Club AccorHotels Etihad Guest Summer 2018

Etihad Guest members are eligible for triple miles for stays that are both booked and consumed between May 1 – June 30, 2018.

ASMALLWORLD Membership With Up To 1,000,000 Miles

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ASMALLWORLD dropped me an email yesterday about two new membership options they had launched that both comes with miles. Prestige one with 250,000 Lufthansa Miles&More or Etihad Guest and Signature one with 1,000,000 Etihad.

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Both of these packages come with other benefits such as GHA upgrades, SIXT and SPG (Gold/Platinum status), and other perks.

Airfare of the Day: Etihad Airways BUSINESS CLASS Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam to Manchester (MAN), United Kingdom from £1300/$1788 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad Airways and their business class promotional round trip fares between Vietnam and the United Kingdom.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Airfare of the Day: Etihad Airways / SAS Scandinavian Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Stockholm (ARN), Sweden to Sydney (SYD)/Melbourne (MEL)/Perth (PER), Australia from 1887 € Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad Airways and their business class promotional round trip fares between Sweden and Australia.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Airfare of the Day: Etihad Airways BUSINESS CLASS Seoul (ICN), Republic of Korea to Frankfurt (FRA), Germany from $1784 Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad Airways and their midweek business class promotional round trip fares between Seoul and Frankfurt.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Etihad Airways 20% Guest Conversion Bonus From Select Program Until March 31, 2018

Etihad Airways Guest program has launched 20% conversion program from select partner programs that is valid until March 31, 2018.

Etihad Guest Conversion Promo

The offer includes Hilton Honors, Le Club AccorHotels, IHG Rewards Club, World of Hyatt, Radisson Rewards and Shangri-La.

Le Club AccorHotels Etihad Airways Double Guest Miles February 9 – March 30, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles offer for Etihad Airways frequent flier program member stays between February 9 – March 30, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Etihad Airways Etihad Guest Double Miles

Etihad Guest members can earn double miles for stays that are booked February 9 – 28.

Etihad On Hook For Alitalia & Airberlin Related Bonds (Reuters)

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Seems that Etihad won’t get away from its liabilities with Alitalia and Airberlin after using billions to shore up the equity on both airlines before they collapsed. Airberlin was liquidated while Alitalia continues to fly while they try to find yet another buyer for the airline (perhaps hopeless process).

Etihad Upside Down

Now, there are $1.2B in bonds issued in Amsterdam by “special purpose vehicle” SPV Equity Alliance Partners (EAP) that is linked to Etihad according to Reuters that will have soon trouble meeting its payments due to both Alitalia and Airberlin each owning roughly 19% of the obligations.

Etihad Airways Introduces New Baggage Policy Based On Cabin & Fare Choice

Etihad Airways has changed their baggage allowance to a system bases on not only cabin but also the individual fare for all tickets purchased effective January 31st 2018 onward.

Economy Class will now have four different baggage allowance categories with the lowest being just 23KG and the highest for Eco Flex Tickets being 35KG.

Etihad Restructuring And Requesting Pilots To Take Unpaid Leave Of Up To 18 Months

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Etihad Airways, the troubled national airline of United Arab Emirates based in Abu Dhabi, has grounded its fleet of five Airbus A330 freighters and has requested pilots to take up to 18 months of unpaid leave.

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The airline changed its CEO last year, two of its equity alliance airlines went into bankruptcy (Airberlin and Alitalia) and one of them was liquidated (Airberlin) and the airline is apparently doing a “strategic review”. Bloomberg suggests that Etihad may consider canceling some airplane orders it has placed with Airbus and Boeing.

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