Etihad will now offer full refunds to all passengers that purchased tickets in Australia, for flights that were cancelled by the airline due to COVID-19. It comes after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) engaged with Etihad Airways over concerns passengers were being illegally denied refunds for flights booked in Australia that did not operate. … [Read more...]
Etihad Airways is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As a partner of Virgin Australia, you can use Velocity frequent flyer points to travel on Etihad. It is possible to buy frequent flyer points to redeem on Etihad flights.
Etihad Guest miles are a unique currency because they can be redeemed for flights on 24 partner airlines. Etihad's partner airlines span all three airline alliances. There are also many partner airlines that aren't in an alliance, and therefore aren't otherwise easily accessible to Australians. Buying Etihad Guest miles can be lucrative if you plan to redeem them for … [Read more...]
Emirates and Etihad Airways will add more flights after the United Arab Emirates government lifted a ban on transits through airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UAE transit ban, which had been in force since 23 March 2020, was finally lifted last Wednesday night. The lifting of the UAE transit ban allows travellers to pass through Dubai or Abu Dhabi on Emirates or Etihad … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program is offering bonus points if you book a return Etihad Airways flight from Australia to the Middle East, Europe or Africa. When you book an Etihad flight in Economy class by 29 February 2020, you'll earn enough bonus Velocity points to book a one-way Virgin Australia Economy class flight of up to 600 miles, such as … [Read more...]
Etihad Guest Silver, Gold and Platinum members receive some great perks when flying with Etihad Airways and a quirky selection of partner airlines, including Virgin Australia. As an Australian it is relatively easy to earn Etihad Guest status as you can earn tier miles when flying with Etihad, Virgin Australia and selected other partner airlines. Etihad Guest miles are also … [Read more...]