How to earn

Earning Etihad Guest Miles is simple and effortless. As an Etihad Guest Member you will earn miles every time you fly with Etihad Airways. You can also earn miles with any of our airline partners or when you use any of our numerous non airline partners ranging from retail chains, hotels, leisure partners and much more. It’s as easy at that!

• To ensure that you receive your miles when travelling with Etihad Airways please do not forget to quote your Etihad Guest Number when booking your flight.
Ineligible booking classes for accrual –T, N, I and O.

Earning Etihad Guest Miles

Following a number of changes made to our fare structure, all Etihad Guest members will earn Etihad Guest Miles based on fare class on all flights flown.

The new earning ratio per fare class is as follows:

Cabin Fare class Earning Ratio
Economy Class E, U, V, L, Q, G 50%
Economy Class M, K 75%
Economy Class H, B, Y 100%
Business Class W, D, Z 130%
Business Class C, J 175%
First Class R 180%
First Class A, F 250%
First Class P 400%

Updates to the Programme

Example:
For Travel from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow flown distance = 3409
Cabin Fare Class Earning Ratio Etihad Guest Miles Earned Etihad Guest Miles Earned Etihad Guest Miles Earned Etihad Guest Miles Earned Miles Segments
Etihad Guest members Silver members (25% Tier bonus) Gold members (50% Tier Bonus) Gold Elite members (75% Tier Bonus) All Tiers All Tiers
Economy Class E, U, ‎‎‎V, L, Q, G 50% 1705 2557 3409 4261 3409 1
Economy Class M, K 75% 2557 3409 4261 5114 3409 1
Economy Class H, B, Y 100% 3409 4261 5114 5966 3409 1
Business Class W, D, Z 130% 4432 5284 6136 6989 5114 (50% cabin bonus) 2
Business Class C, J 175% 5966 6818 7671 8523 5114 (50% cabin bonus) 2
First Class R 180% 6136 6988 7841 8693 6818 (100% cabin bonus) 3
First Class A, F 250% 8523 9384 10228 11080 6818 (100% cabin bonus) 3
First Class P 400% 13636 14488 15341 16193 13636 (300% cabin bonus) 5

FAQ

Why is this change being made?

The change is policy is being introduced following a number of enhancements we have made to our fare structure. Being able to offer you prices that bring you the value that you look for when traveling with us along with the benefits our product has to offer, we have had to restructure the method behind earning Etihad Guest Miles to match our service offering.

What level of Tier Miles will I earn?

The Tier Miles earning structure will not change. You will still earn the full Tier Miles as per the flown distance of the origin and destination of the given sector.

I am a short haul traveler only, will I still earn Tier Segments?

Yes. You will still continue to earn Tier Segments at the same rate as present.

What will I earn as a Family Guest?

The Family Membership earning ratio will be the same as stated above. The Guest Miles earned by a Family Guest will continue to be transferred to the Family Head.

Will this change also affect all my earnings on my Partner Airline Flights?

Partner Airline earning will vary as per the individual agreements we have with each of our partners, please refer to our partners page for the most up  to date details.

Will the number of miles required for a redemption booking also change?

No. The value of a redemption booking will not change. Please refer to our Mileage Calculator for full details.

What percentage of Etihad Guest Miles will be awarded as Cabin Bonus under the new earning structure?

Under the new earning structure, the cabin bonus will form part of the earning structure of the Fare booked and hence will not be defined simply by the cabin.

When will the mileage calculator show the new values?

The mileage calculator will show the new values on 01st June 2012.

Mileage Expiry

As of December 31, 2011, the timeline of expiry for Etihad Guest Miles will be associated to a member’s Etihad Guest tier level.

Etihad Guest Miles will continue to expire on the last date of the month in which they were earned. Members can keep a track of the expiry schedule via the latest transactions page as well as our monthly e-statements.
Tier Validity of Etihad Guest Miles
Etihad Guest 2 years from date of activity
Etihad Guest Silver 2 and a half years from date of activity
Etihad Guest Gold 3 years from date of activity
Etihad Guest Gold Elite 3 years from date of activity

Earning Etihad Tier Miles / Segments

While Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed for rewards, Etihad Guest Tier Miles / Segments only contribute towards your eligibility for either of our premium tiers - Etihad Guest Silver, Etihad Guest Gold and Etihad Guest Gold Elite.

Etihad Guest Tier Miles are earned at a rate of one Tier Mile for every mile you fly with us and any Class Bonus Miles earned also count towards your Etihad Guest Tier.

Etihad Guest Tier Segments are earned at a rate of one Tier Segment for each flight flown in the Economy class, two Tier Segments in the Business class and three Tier Segments in First class.

See how Etihad Guest Tier Miles build up in just one trip depending on your Tier and the cabin you fly in.

Example:
For Travel from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow flown distance = 3409
Cabin Fare class Tier miles for all tiers Tier segments for all tiers
Economy Class E, U, V, L, Q, G 3409 1
Economy Class M, K 3409 1
Economy Class H, B, Y 3409 1
Business Class W, D, Z 5114 (50% cabin bonus) 2
Business Class C, J 5114 (50% cabin bonus) 2
First Class R 6818 (100% cabin bonus) 3
First Class A, F 6818 (100% cabin bonus) 3
First Class P 13636 (300% cabin bonus) 5