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Booking Etihad Residence using Asiana miles

Booking Etihad Residence using Asiana miles

Old May 1, 20, 11:59 pm
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Booking Etihad Residence using Asiana miles

Has anyone managed to book Etihad Residence using Asiana miles? According to the mileage redemption table, it'll cost 40K miles for a one-way First class ticket from LHR to AUH, would that apply for the Residence?
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Old May 2, 20, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by traxtonus View Post
Has anyone managed to book Etihad Residence using Asiana miles? According to the mileage redemption table, it'll cost 40K miles for a one-way First class ticket from LHR to AUH, would that apply for the Residence?
The Residence is not the same as a First Class redemption. The only classes you can book with OZ Club is Economy(N), Business(I) and First Class(O). There is absolutely no way to book the Ethiad Residence in any frequent flyer program other than their own Ethiad Guest program.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by OccasionallyFlying View Post
The Residence is not the same as a First Class redemption. The only classes you can book with OZ Club is Economy(N), Business(I) and First Class(O). There is absolutely no way to book the Ethiad Residence in any frequent flyer program other than their own Ethiad Guest program.
Correct. Also, under the current pandemic, no one knows with certainty if EY will keep The Residence due to the high costs associated with it, especially having to train and certify butlers when demand just isn't there now.
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Old Sep 16, 20, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by fly747first View Post
Correct. Also, under the current pandemic, no one knows with certainty if EY will keep The Residence due to the high costs associated with it, especially having to train and certify butlers when demand just isn't there now.
Do you think anybody other than Emirati sheikhs and a few CEOs are paying for the Residence? That's a market that may or may not care in the slightest about COVID (and if they do, they'd want the social distancing of the enclosed space) but would certainly not be happy if it goes away.

The Residence and similar bling-tastic F products are also a marketing tool that helps the Y and J product to appear a bit more classy, so they don't necessarily have to pay their own way
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Old Sep 19, 20, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Do you think anybody other than Emirati sheikhs and a few CEOs are paying for the Residence? That's a market that may or may not care in the slightest about COVID (and if they do, they'd want the social distancing of the enclosed space) but would certainly not be happy if it goes away.

The Residence and similar bling-tastic F products are also a marketing tool that helps the Y and J product to appear a bit more classy, so they don't necessarily have to pay their own way
I remember reading that a butler working on the Residence mentioned that it is popular with wealthy mothers who travel with a toddler. The bed is too small for two fully grown adults so it would make sense for it to be used by a mother and child.
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Old Sep 19, 20, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Do you think anybody other than Emirati sheikhs and a few CEOs are paying for the Residence? That's a market that may or may not care in the slightest about COVID (and if they do, they'd want the social distancing of the enclosed space) but would certainly not be happy if it goes away.

The Residence and similar bling-tastic F products are also a marketing tool that helps the Y and J product to appear a bit more classy, so they don't necessarily have to pay their own way
It depends on the route but in the last few years EY made The Residence a lot more affordable on shorter flights so a greater number of affluent, non-UAE nationals booked it than in the past when the fares were outrageous
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