17 Apr 2013 08:30
Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty programme, has unveiled a range of impressive new benefits for holders of its prestigious Gold Elite membership status.
The new benefits include an increase
in tier bonus miles from 50 per cent to 75 per cent as well as a complimentary nomination
to Etihad Guest Gold for any other member of their choosing.
In addition, regardless of the cabin
they are flying in, Etihad Guest Gold Elite members now have access to Etihad
Airways’ Diamond First Class Lounges for them and a companion as well as access
to Diamond First Class check-in.
Gold Elite members are also guaranteed
to be able to purchase a Pearl Business Class seat, when booking at least 48
hours prior to departure, on an Etihad Airways operated flight for their chosen
date and destination.
Green, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Customer Relationship Management and
Loyalty, said: “Etihad Guest is renowned as the world’s leading loyalty programme and so we are always looking at new and exciting enhancements for our members.
new Etihad Guest Gold Elite member benefits, with 75 per cent tier bonus miles and
Guaranteed Pearl Business Class seat, ensure that our elite offering continues
to set the highest benchmark across the industry.”
The impressive new benefits were
announced at a cocktail party hosted for Etihad Guest Gold Elite members in
conjunction with Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, to unveil the opening
of the new “Observation Deck at 300” at the hotel - just one of the many events
hosted each year by Etihad Guest for its members.
Etihad Guest programme was launched in 2006 and in the next few months is
expected to reach two million members.
The unique benefits of the Etihad Guest programme include:
Immediate rewards –1MileRedemption feature, fly once and enjoy instant rewards.
No blackout periods – GuestSeats are available on all flights, and if a seat is available, it can be booked.
Anytime availability – all seats, including the very last seat, are available at any time.
Redeem OpenSeats – at a mileage cost equivalent to the commercial price of the seat.
The widest choice – redeem on flights, products or services using the Reward Shop.
Miles plus cash – decide how many miles to use and contribute the rest in cash using our Miles+Cash feature.
Miles that are worth more – one mile can be worth much more than in any other programme.
PointsPay – a fantastic new redemption feature which liberates Etihad Guest Miles by converting them instantly to cash to spend at thirty million outlets worldwide.
Notes: The Etihad Guest Gold Elite tier level is the top frequent flyer recognition of the Etihad Guest programme and can only be attained by earning the required status miles; it is not issued at discretion by Etihad Airways under any circumstances.