I realize not everyone is going to be buying tickets on Middle East carrier Etihad. They fly from several US cities and are a pretty good way to get not just to the Middle East (they’re based in Abu Dhabi) but beyond to places like India and Pakistan.
But some readers might be, and a surprising number are based in regions where this could be especially useful as well.
Plus it’s a huge bonus: 25,000 bonus miles for online booking to any destination in any cabin as long as you book before February 15. That means a short hop, say, Abu Dhabi – Doha even earns the bonus. The only restriction seems to be that you have to enter your Etihad Guest number in the reservation at time of booking.
There’s also double miles to select destinations in economy as well.
For instance, when you travel between Abu Dhabi and Paris on a return ticket in Coral Economy Class, you will earn up to 38,004 miles (6,502 regular miles + 6,502 bonus miles + 25,000 online booking bonus). This is sufficient miles to redeem a free return flight in Coral Economy Class to Athens.
Terms and conditions:
This offer is only valid for bookings made on etihad.com between 4 February and 15 February. Bonus miles will only be credited if the Etihad Guest membership number is included during the time of booking. The miles will be deducted from the account if the booking is cancelled. The bonus miles earned will be Etihad Guest Miles and not Tier Miles. The bonus miles will be credited within two weeks after the promotion ends. This promotion is not valid for SuperSeller members. Etihad Guest members can also earn triple miles for travel in Diamond First or Pearl Business Class till 31 March 2014.