40% Discount for buying Etihad Guest miles
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- April 7, 2020
Courtesy of a poster in this thread. "Also, some sweet spots for redemption can be found at prince of travel
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Last time I heard about them, they were trimming their business and selling off some planes...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...
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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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So... good deals for those who survived and are hopefully immune to the covid?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.
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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.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.