Earn 20K tier miles by converting points into Etihad Guest

Etihad is running a very generous promotion that can help you reach elite status faster, if you are already a customer of their business.

You can see the offer details here.

  • Offer ends December 15th
  • Transfer points from eligible partners into Etihad Guest miles and earn 1 tier mile per mile converted.
  • Awarded tier miles are capped to 20,000 during the promotion

Unless you live in the Middle East, the only two relevant partners are American Express Membership Rewards (Global) and HSBC UK.

The earning rate is exceptional: You may know that Singapore Airlines is running a similar promotion, however you earn only 1 tier mile for every 5 miles converted.

On the other hand, you can’t earn status by simply participating in this promotion, since Silver requires 25,000 tier miles and Gold 50,000. Obviously Etihad has thought it through and don’t want to create a bunch of new elites at once. However, if you already are on the way of qualification, this promotion is definitely worth considering.

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  1. Morris says:

    They had a similar promotion last year, which together with the 20% (or was it 25%?) reduction in tier miles required for status, led to me getting Silver soley by virtue of the transfer. I still have it to this day, and perhaps doing another 20K will allow me to keep it (requalification is 20K)…

    Great blog!