Last 2 Days: Etihad Airways Buy Miles with 30% Bonus

Buying miles can represent a tremendous opportunity to travel in luxury in a high-airfare environment, especially when airlines also run a promotion on their points offering. Now, Etihad Airways is offering a not-very-often miles promotion on Etihad Guest miles purchases, offering an opportunity to receive up to a 30% bonus on the purchase of miles. Read on.

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Buy Etihad Guest Miles

Through July 14, 2024, 23:59 Gulf Standard Time (July 15, 2024, 1:29 IST), Etihad offers an opportunity to buy miles with up to a 30% bonus. The promotion being offered is a tiered one, and here are the tiers being offered:

  • Buy 25,000-49,000 miles, and get a 20% bonus.
  • Buy 50,000-100,000 miles, and get a 30% bonus.

If I go through with the top end of my promotion, I could buy 130,000 miles at 2,000 USD, which is 1.54 US Cents / INR 1.28 per Etihad Guest Mile purchased.

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The maximum number of miles you can purchase per calendar year is 100,000, but if you are a Platinum member, you can buy 150,000 miles (excluding any applied bonuses). Miles are usually posted to your account quickly, but at most within 72 hours.

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Here is the Etihad Guest chart for travelling on Etihad Airways.

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Etihad Airways does not have a global airline alliance membership, but the airline has some great partnerships. Besides redeeming for Etihad Airways, these partners have some good redemptions on Etihad Guest. Their partners include:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • Air Canada
  • Air Europa
  • ANA
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Gulf Air
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Oman Air
  • Saudia
  • SAS
  • Srilankan Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Here is the redemption chart for Etihad Partners. Remember, you cannot mix partners when booking with Etihad Guest miles.

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You should use an American Express Platinum Charge Card, Citi Prestige or an Axis Bank Reserve Credit Card because the purchase will be processed in US Dollars by Points.Com. This way, you get bonus points for your purchase because it is an international purchase.

Etihad Guest is the only way to get inventory for the Etihad Apartments because other programmes don’t have access to it. However, it does come with significant fuel surcharges at the moment. But you must remember, there have been recent changes to Etihad Guest which are restrictive in terms of ticket cancellations and mileage expiry.


Etihad is offering up to a 30% bonus on the purchase of miles on their latest promotion for the purchase of miles. The Etihad Guest programme has many good uses, including flying on American Airlines and Etihad Airways premium cabins. The promotion is valid till July 14, 2024, 23:59 hours Gulf Standard Time.

Do you plan on buying Etihad Guest Miles with this promotion?

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  1. Why is this bonus not showing up for some of us? I’ve been trying for the last three days by logging in, and I don’t see any mention of a bonus offer.

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