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airberlin topbonus earning and redeeming miles is back (well kind of)

airberlin topbonus earning and redeeming miles is back (well kind of)

Our best guess here at Mighty Travels was that TopBonus would end up as a part of Etihad Guest after the bankruptcy since Etihad was already the majority holder of the program and loyalty programs are usually a dependable money maker. The loyalty program of Air Berlin shut down during the bankruptcy but this message […]

Posted on September 20, 2017 by in Best use of airberlin topbonus miles, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Garuda Business Class Review and Denpasar (DPS) to Tokyo (NRT) using 777W and Garuda Business Class Lounge Denpasar Airport

Garuda Business Class Review and Denpasar (DPS)  to Tokyo (NRT) using 777W and Garuda Business Class Lounge Denpasar Airport

Bali Airport has recently seen an upgrade and the duty free area now raises the heart rate of anyone from China. So it was that night – immigration and security were quick but passing through the duty free area took longer than immigration and security. The Garuda Business Class Lounge at Denpasar Airport is a […]

Posted on September 8, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Oman Air deals Asia, Traveloka gets $400 million, Qatar bullish on Colombo, Etihad plans Baku service and looses a staggering $1.89 billion

Oman Air deals Asia, Traveloka gets $400 million, Qatar bullish on Colombo, Etihad plans Baku service and looses a staggering $1.89 billion

– Oman Air has Business Class fares from Zurich to Manila for $1,700 Round Trip – most of these fares work one-way for about half price too – Indonesian OTA Traveloka rakes in $400 million investments from Expedia and others – Qatar is boosting service to Colombo, Sri Lanka with a fourth daily service (Sri […]

Posted on July 27, 2017 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Travel Industry Flight Status

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American cancels codeshare with Qatar and Etihad, United’s new overbooking protection, Etihad bullish on Nigeria and Egypt, Omni the perfect storage solution for frequent travelers, Radisson N’Djamena opens

American cancels codeshare with Qatar and Etihad, United’s new overbooking protection, Etihad bullish on Nigeria and Egypt, Omni the perfect storage solution for frequent travelers, Radisson N’Djamena opens

– American Airlines is ending codeshares with Qatar and Etihad – a largely symbolical move so far but redeeming AAdvantage miles with Etihad may soon come to an end It’s too early to say if politics now are playing a bigger role than business for American. The Etihad codeshare was always rumored to end soon […]

Posted on July 13, 2017 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Norwegian starts Austin and Chicago, 20,000 bonus Qmiles, Qatar adds Prague, Etihad, Turkish and Saudia off the laptop ban (soon), more Singapore Premium fares from Colombo

Norwegian starts Austin and Chicago, 20,000 bonus Qmiles, Qatar adds Prague, Etihad, Turkish and Saudia off the laptop ban (soon), more Singapore Premium fares from Colombo

– Norwegian is starting flights to Chicago and Austin in March 2018 – great to see some more US cities getting Norwegian (Review) service – it is a blessing! – Qatar has a promotion to get 20,000 bonus Qmiles miles for flights from/to the US Book your ticket from now until 8 July 2017 and […]

Posted on July 5, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Travel Industry Flight Status, Turkish Airlines Review

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Etihad layoffs and Air Berlin to be sold to Lufthansa – is Etihad really in trouble?

Etihad layoffs and Air Berlin to be sold to Lufthansa – is Etihad really in trouble?

So many Etihad planes seemed shockingly empty during the Gulf ‘high season; in November I was surprised. Plus the Abu Dhabi airport suddenly has no growth in passengers numbers anymore. Something is off in Etihad (and Emirates) land. Etihad has access to some of the worlds most generous funding but the company has made some […]

Posted on December 19, 2016 by in Best use of airberlin topbonus miles, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Etihad First Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY183 777-200

Etihad First Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY183 777-200

After taking Etihad Business Class San Francisco flights twice recently, I was curious to how the Etihad First Class version from Abu Dhabi would play out. After our visit to the Etihad First Class Lounge we were looking forward to some sleep. However, in between the lounge and the plane is the dreaded pre-clearance to clear US […]

Posted on November 29, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) Review

Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) Review

After my somewhat disappointing visit to the Qatar Al Safwa First Class Lounge, I was ready to take on the Etihad First Class Lounge that same evening. Etihad is run by a huge number of British expatriates and there is a lot of British understatement here. For starters, the lounge entrance is hidden along all […]

Posted on November 28, 2016 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Avis offers for frequent flyers and a bonus status match

Avis offers for frequent flyers and a bonus status match

What’s the current Avis offers? We searched high and low for existing bonus Avis offers that benefit frequent flyers and found more than expected, as well as a new elite status match. From Air Canada to Qatar, you can earn extra miles or points with your next car hire (and often a discount on your rental cost) […]

Posted on October 28, 2016 by in Aeroplan, Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Avis / Hertz Car Rentals, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Qatar Airways

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Etihad Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) EY182 777L (incl. Etihad Wi-Fly Review), Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO and Etihad Arrivals Lounge

Etihad Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) EY182 777L (incl. Etihad Wi-Fly Review), Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO and Etihad Arrivals Lounge

I had been on the westbound flight (my Etihad Business Class Review) just 5 weeks earlier – this time I took the day time flight from the US to the UAE. Etihad uses Empire CLS in San Francisco for their complimentary chauffeur service (also on award tickets such as mine). The driver picked me up […]

Posted on September 16, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New Delhi (DEL) – 777 Jet Airways operated by Etihad

Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New Delhi (DEL) – 777 Jet Airways operated by Etihad

This was was my second Etihad flight that day – we had just come off the flight from Dublin. Since the flight from Dublin had been 45 minutes late we made our way quickly through the airport (security was so lax it took just seconds thankfully and arrived at boarding time at the gate. It […]

Posted on September 2, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY 183 777-300ER

Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY 183 777-300ER

Etihad Airways only started San Francisco flights about 1.5 years ago and joined Emirates as the second major Middle East carrier to fly to San Francisco. Qatar Airways is rumored to start service as well if and when they have an aircraft. We had used 67,500 American AAdvantage miles for the whole trip from New […]

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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20% off Etihad flights from the US between September and May

20% off Etihad flights from the US between September and May

What’s the deal with Etihad flights? To celebrate the summer of sport, Etihad is offering 20% off business class and economy class flights departing from these select US cities between September 1st, 2016 and May 31st, 2017: Washington New York Los Angeles San Francisco Chicago The discount can be used for one-way or round-trip flights […]

Posted on August 12, 2016 by in Cheap flights, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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American Express cardmembers still get up to 10% off Etihad flights

American Express cardmembers still get up to 10% off Etihad flights

What’s the deal for American Express cardmembers? Etihad Airways recently ran a promotion where American Express cardholders could get up to 10% off the base fare of Saver, Value or Freedom fares for first, business or economy class flights. It was meant to expire at the end of May, but it still works now! When looking for […]

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Transfer Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest for 30% bonus

Transfer Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest for 30% bonus

What’s the deal with Membership Rewards? You can earn 30% more miles when you transfer at least 1,000 American Express points over to Etihad Guest through June 15th, 2016. Etihad was added as an Amex MR transfer partner only recently, allowing Etihad Guest members to exchange Membership Rewards points for miles. How do I get the Membership Rewards deal? Log in […]

Posted on May 1, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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American Express Membership Rewards adds Etihad Guest as transfer partner

American Express Membership Rewards adds Etihad Guest as transfer partner

American Express Membership Rewards has added Etihad Guest as 1:1 transfer partner for the US Membership Rewards portal today. Etihad Guest has no single award chart but instead uses an award per partner. Etihad has been on a partner/ codeshare binge for years now and the Etihad Guest department has not been able to keep […]

Posted on April 19, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Heinemann & Me offering 1,000 free Etihad Guest or topbonus miles

Heinemann & Me offering 1,000 free Etihad Guest or topbonus miles

What’s the deal with Heinemann & Me? If you’re an Etihad Guest, airberlin topbonus and Heinemann & Me member already, here’s an easy way to benefit from 1,000 free miles (plus new members just need to sign up with these partners to get the miles, too). With the duty-free loyalty program, you can also earn Etihad Silver for […]

Posted on March 7, 2016 by in Best use of airberlin topbonus miles, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Etihad Business Class 2 for 1 sale

Etihad Business Class 2 for 1 sale

What’s the deal with Etihad Business Class? With the Etihad Business Class 2 for 1 offer, two adults can fly for the price of one when you book through February 22nd, 2016. The promotion page is fairly vague and details don’t include particular routes but states it’s to 90 destinations worldwide. In the past this kind […]

Posted on February 20, 2016 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Etihad Moonlight Check-in at Abu Dhabi Int. gives you 2,500 miles, more baggage and free parking

Etihad Moonlight Check-in at Abu Dhabi Int. gives you 2,500 miles, more baggage and free parking

What’s the deal with Etihad Moonlight Check-in? If you’re checking in to an Etihad flight at Abu Dhabi International Airport through December 28th, check in early and you can get some nice little perks. Check-in between the hours of 1AM and 6AM or 1PM and 6PM and you’ll get: An extra 5kg of checked baggage allowance A voucher […]

Posted on December 20, 2015 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Convert to Etihad Guest Miles to get a 25% bonus

Convert to Etihad Guest Miles to get a 25% bonus

What’s the deal with Etihad Guest Miles? Etihad Guest members can earn a 25% bonus when you convert select credit card, hotel or loyalty reward points into Etihad Guest Miles through the end of December, 2015. You can transfer to Etihad from many partners, including: Hilton HHonors Marriott Rewards citibank Amex Membership Rewards HSBC Hyatt Gold Passport […]

Posted on December 19, 2015 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Cheap business class flights from Colombo (CMB) to Los Angeles (LAX) $2201 RT or New York (JFK) $1688 RT

Cheap business class flights from Colombo (CMB) to Los Angeles (LAX) $2201 RT or New York (JFK) $1688 RT

What’s the deal with cheap business class flights from Colombo? Check out these cheap Etihad Business Class fares on selected dates between Sri Lanka’s Colombo and LA or New York for the Christmas period – you can fly with this excellent airline to LA for just $2201 round-trip or New York for only $1688 round-trip! For the sample dates December […]

Posted on December 7, 2015 by in Cheap flights, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Does Etihad Guest have the worst call center in the industry?

Does Etihad Guest have the worst call center in the industry?

Etihad Guest has risen to be a major loyalty player since it: is part of a major airline now. has added transfer-ability with Citibank ThankYou points. has lots of partners – some unique. However, there is one I thing that I dread the most – calling the Etihad Guest Call Center. Yesterday I looked up […]

Posted on November 10, 2015 by in best use of Citibank ThankYou points, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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