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Etihad transfer - recent experiences?

pangwen

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Just wondering what the forum's recent experience with transfer of Flybuys to Etihad has been. I know the website states "up to 5 business days", but from reading previous threads (all 1+ years old), this has varied from 2 business days early on to over 8 business days in about mid-2016. I'm keen to book some flights as soon as I can, and am hoping someone can let me know what to expect.

Thanks!
 

easypoints

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Just wondering what the forum's recent experience with transfer of Flybuys to Etihad has been. I know the website states "up to 5 business days", but from reading previous threads (all 1+ years old), this has varied from 2 business days early on to over 8 business days in about mid-2016. I'm keen to book some flights as soon as I can, and am hoping someone can let me know what to expect.

Thanks!
I transferred some points earlier this year - from memory it was about 2-3 days for the points to clear
 

nightelves

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Anyone know if there's a cap as to how many points you can transfer from Flybuys to Etihad?
 

pangwen

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I transferred some points earlier this year - from memory it was about 2-3 days for the points to clear
Darn, I put in my request to transfer on Monday evening, and no points yet. Will have to wait until 5 business days fully passes I guess
 

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I had one take over 2 weeks. Ended up doing an Amex tranfer to secure the seat
 

easypoints

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data point:
I transferred some points from FlyBuys on Friday, and the points are in my account today (Tuesday), so 2 business days.
This is the first time I've checked the account since Friday
 

pangwen

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Just did my second transfer - out of Flybuys on Sunday, got there today (been checking every day) so barely 2 business days. Perhaps the first time just takes longer, or there was something going on in August?
 

easypoints

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It seems like its just luck of the draw - I transferred some more flybuys points last Monday, and they hit the Etihad account on the Friday (4 business days)
 

easypoints

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Is anyone else experiencing transfer delays from FlyBuys to Etihad at the moment?
My most recent transfer was on the 1st of November (approx 9 business days ago), and still no points received in my Etihad account :(
I rang FlyBuys yesterday, who said they would look into it, but it would take 3-5 business days for them to get back to me...
 

andye

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Theres a story on pointhacks saying that FB>EY transfers are suspended until further notice. Also on the FB site in the Collect Points section.
 

Must...Fly!

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Theres a story on pointhacks saying that FB>EY transfers are suspended until further notice. Also on the FB site in the Collect Points section.
Just when I pass the number I needed to transfer...I hope they don't disappear...
 

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