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[Etihad] 40% Discount for buying Etihad Guest miles

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40% Discount for buying Etihad Guest miles

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April 7, 2020
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Etihad
Example redemption fare: Prague-Seoul Business class for $312 USD ($442CAD) according to Rewards Canada

Courtesy of a poster in this thread. "Also, some sweet spots for redemption can be found at prince of travel
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contva wrote: Hahahahahaha!
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Why? Points are valid for 2 years.

Just like Aeroplan, the base redemption rate is s**t, but there are great deals to use for these points.
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Can someone explain to us how this works and whether this site is legit?
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Can someone explain to us how this works and whether this site is legit?
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Site is definitely legit, but the question is, how many airlines are going to be around by the time you actually want to book a trip AND even if they are still around, who knows what is going to happen to the redemption rates for each / if these partnerships are even still going to be in place? Too many unknowns at the moment IMO...
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toguy wrote: Site is definitely legit, but the question is, how many airlines are going to be around by the time you actually want to book a trip AND even if they are still around, who knows what is going to happen to the redemption rates for each / if these partnerships are even still going to be in place? Too many unknowns at the moment IMO...
Last time I heard about them, they were trimming their business and selling off some planes...
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xxxronjames wrote: Why? Points are valid for 2 years.

Just like Aeroplan, the base redemption rate is s**t, but there are great deals to use for these points.
Nobody knows what the global economy will look like after this is over - companies will be looking for legal ways to cut corners and devaluing reward "points" systems like Aeroplan, Etihad Miles, etc are an easy very legal target. There are no laws protecting the redemption rate of points - spending real money on these miles is very high risk right now.
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Can I sell them my miles? I'll match their discount
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Frankly who is going to travel without having taken a COVID-19 vaccine.. Nobody. And are we all going to rush to the first available one without any idea of side effects. Not sure, but this has properly messed up travel for me for a long time..

So while the discount may seem useful. I am not too sure any of us are going anywhere safely in 24 months. I can't even figure out if we'll safely travel in city..

Without a vaccine can you safely take public transit?

This has changed our world for some time.
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shylok wrote: Frankly who is going to travel without having taken a COVID-19 vaccine.. Nobody. And are we all going to rush to the first available one without any idea of side effects. Not sure, but this has properly messed up travel for me for a long time..

So while the discount may seem useful. I am not too sure any of us are going anywhere safely in 24 months. I can't even figure out if we'll safely travel in city..

Without a vaccine can you safely take public transit?

This has changed our world for some time.
So... good deals for those who survived and are hopefully immune to the covid?
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I RFD wrote: So... good deals for those who survived and are hopefully immune to the covid?
Currently immunity isn't certain.. They're not sure if people can get it again.. And if you see what happens to some peoples lungs after covid.. No idea if they'll be travelling.
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Well considering 10 feet is much longer than 2 metres...
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Etihad used to be amazing, travelled a few times business class (work paid lol) and the chef actually came to the seat to ask what i'd like to eat! sad to see them go down like this.
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This may be a deal for somebody desperately trying to get home. CBC reported about a family stuck in India, it costs $3k per person for a repatriation flight one way via LHR.

Other than that... while I have a feeling Abu Dhabi won't allow Etihad to fail (they've been losing money, and what's one more?), the niche redemption like in the op may not work in the future: Czech may stop operating that route, and AFAIK that's the only one sweet spot redemption between Europe and Asia.

I'd have liked this thread more if the OP have investigated and published about the ease of booking process, ease of finding award spaces, and fees and taxes by operating partner airlines, more redemption sweet spots.

Like Aeroplan mini rtw are great on paper, many would question if it's worth their time and frustrations on how easy it is to reach agents to book the darn thing.
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maverikbc wrote: This may be a deal for somebody desperately trying to get home. CBC reported about a family stuck in India, it costs $3k per person for a repatriation flight one way via LHR.

Other than that... while I have a feeling Abu Dhabi won't allow Etihad to fail (they've been losing money, and what's one more?), the niche redemption like in the op may not work in the future: Czech may stop operating that route, and AFAIK that's the only one sweet spot redemption between Europe and Asia.

I'd have liked this thread more if the OP have investigated and published about the ease of booking process, ease of finding award spaces, and fees and taxes by operating partner airlines, more redemption sweet spots.

Like Aeroplan mini rtw are great on paper, many would question if it's worth their time and frustrations on how easy it is to reach agents to book the darn thing.
I would agree with you but rewards space through Eithad can be challenging as many Skyteam flights only release 3-4 seats for award space, and there are far fewer flights running now with Covid-19.

Also, some sweet spots for redemption can be found at: https://princeoftravel.com/blog/7-quirk ... ihad-guest

My favourite redemptions include Gol Airlines in Brazil and Ko Samui-Bangkok in Thailand, both described in the blog post above.

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