5,000 Etihad Guest miles posted – now how to redeem them?

A couple of weeks ago I highlighted the 5,000 Etihad Guest promotion to receive 5,000 Etihad Guest miles for registering your business Etihad BusinessConnect. The miles have now posted to my BusinessConnect account.

So how to redeem them most effectively? I could not find any published Etihad award chart. Etihad does show the miles required on their website in the flight booking page for EY flights.

Routes under 500 miles to be flown typically require 4,840 miles and AED 90 in Economy one-way.

These routes worked for me:

– Abu Dhabi to Doha

– Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

There might be more that can be had for this price.

Etihad also partners with Air Berlin and American Airlines and a ton – chances are that redemptions on partners also require only 4,840 miles for sort flights under 500 miles one-way.

I did not have time to confirm that though – can you help me out? What's the best redemption with 5,000 Etihad Guest miles?