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Etihad Guest Credit Card Account for UK Residents

Etihad Guest Credit Card Account for UK Residents

Old Oct 1, 13, 8:06 am
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Etihad Guest Credit Card Account for UK Residents

At last a decent means of earning Guest Miles in UK.
http://www.etihadairways.com/sites/E...edit-card.aspx
Introducing the Etihad Guest Credit Card Account – where a trip to the supermarket can lead to a super trip of your dreams.

Earn miles with every pound you spend

The Etihad Guest Credit Card Account is designed to accelerate your earning capacity by giving you two cards, an Etihad Guest American Express® Credit Card from MBNA and an Etihad Guest Visa Credit Card. They work seamlessly together – conveniently packaged into one account, with one PIN, one statement, one monthly payment and the flexibility to manage your account online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Start earning with the following benefits:

• 1.5 Etihad Guest Miles for every £1 you spend on card purchases with your Etihad Guest American Express® Credit Card

• 1.5 Etihad Guest Miles for every £2 you spend on card purchases with your Etihad Guest Visa Credit Card

• Welcome bonus of 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles when you spend £250 within the first 90 days of account opening

• Fast track to Etihad Guest Silver Tier upon the completion of one paid for return flight with Etihad Airways in the first year of account opening

• Double Etihad Guest Miles on Etihad Airways operated flights taken in Pearl Business Class during the first three months of account opening

• Triple Etihad Guest Miles on Etihad Airways operated flights taken in Diamond First Class during the first three months of account opening

• No annual fee.
I received an unsolicited application form in the post yesterday, which also says "plus you can take advantage of 17,000 bonus Etihad Guest Miles if you spend £1,500 within the first 90 days of account opening ..... you must apply by by 31st October to be eligible for the additional 12,000 miles".

Signed up today by phone. The MBNA rep explained that a total £1,750 spend gets 5,000 + 12,000 miles in the first 90 days. This extra offer is not on Etihadairways.com and might be invitation only.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 4:42 am
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Etihad MBNA Visa

Did you get your bonus miles? How long did they take to post?
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Old Dec 18, 14, 1:43 am
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They had 20000 bonus for £4000 spend in 6 months. Offer ended end of November.
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Old May 29, 18, 7:04 am
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I just received a letter stating the Etihad UK MBNA credit card will be ending on the 21st July
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Old May 29, 18, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by stanontour View Post
I just received a letter stating the Etihad UK MBNA credit card will be ending on the 21st July
You beat me to it obviously your post arrives earlier than mine. Only reason I got this card was for the air miles but as now an Ex Etihad user was going to ditch it anyway. Guess this is just another example of Etihad cuts or is it part of MBNA cutting back
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Old May 29, 18, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by amnicoll View Post
You beat me to it obviously your post arrives earlier than mine. Only reason I got this card was for the air miles but as now an Ex Etihad user was going to ditch it anyway. Guess this is just another example of Etihad cuts or is it part of MBNA cutting back
Because of the EU Interchange Cap. They've scraped all of the airline and rewards cards.

Was hoping they would keep it out until next year, so bit of a shame. Still, it's done me well until now - at least I can confirm my move away from Etihad now
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Old May 30, 18, 4:20 am
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What an earth is the Because of the EU Interchange Cap?
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Old May 30, 18, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by amnicoll View Post
What an earth is the Because of the EU Interchange Cap?
Credit card companies can no longer charge the fees they used to, so are less inclined to cough up for airline miles or other perks for their customers.
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Old May 30, 18, 2:01 pm
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These weak British cards don't compare to our ADCB ones!
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Old May 30, 18, 11:26 pm
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ADCB cards actually aren't that great compared to Citi cards here for earning potential. They dont reduce the earned points on everyday spend like bills and groceries and fuel. plus have the highest point per Dh on spend conversion.

https://www.citibank.ae/uae/consumer...ZPQ==AbCdEfGhI
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Old May 31, 18, 12:04 am
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The EYG FAB card has the highest rewards points earning potential for Etihad and they don't reduce the earn rate on any spend categories either. You can actually earn up to 3.7 miles per $ with the FAB Infinite card while on the Citi prestige the max is 3 miles per $.

Also the fast track to Gold tier, tier miles earn and the 75% off redemption voucher make this a pretty strong contender in the UAE!
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Old May 31, 18, 12:57 am
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Although FAB card has good benefits, and great sign up bonus at the moment, their customer service is totally appalling. It took me 6 months to get my bonus miles credited last year, I still have a complaint ongoing about the abysmal customer service. If you like bad service worth a punt... ADCB and FAB also accrue tier miles on purchases and balance transfers.

Originally Posted by anyfees99 View Post
The EYG FAB card has the highest rewards points earning potential for Etihad and they don't reduce the earn rate on any spend categories either. You can actually earn up to 3.7 miles per $ with the FAB Infinite card while on the Citi prestige the max is 3 miles per $.

Also the fast track to Gold tier, tier miles earn and the 75% off redemption voucher make this a pretty strong contender in the UAE!
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Old May 31, 18, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by JayCee1966 View Post
Although FAB card has good benefits, and great sign up bonus at the moment, their customer service is totally appalling. It took me 6 months to get my bonus miles credited last year, I still have a complaint ongoing about the abysmal customer service. If you like bad service worth a punt... ADCB and FAB also accrue tier miles on purchases and balance transfers.
Agreed, FAB and ADIB are atrocious. not worth touching
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Old May 31, 18, 2:18 am
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Originally Posted by anyfees99 View Post
The EYG FAB card has the highest rewards points earning potential for Etihad and they don't reduce the earn rate on any spend categories either. You can actually earn up to 3.7 miles per $ with the FAB Infinite card while on the Citi prestige the max is 3 miles per $.

Also the fast track to Gold tier, tier miles earn and the 75% off redemption voucher make this a pretty strong contender in the UAE!
a 5 second search on their site reveals they do indeed have lower earn rates for those categories... "However, on certain spends categories (Supermarket, Fuel, Education & Govt Payments as defined by Visa) the earn rate is 2.5 miles per AED 10 for all card types."

https://www.bankfab.ae/campaign/etihad-promotion <-- info.. Ouch

10 AED is $2.72, 6 points per 10 AED for international spend makes that 2.2 points per $.

Last edited by kelix; May 31, 18 at 2:42 am
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Old May 31, 18, 4:05 am
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Citi cards also have lower earn rates & caps on certain categories, they are just not as transparent about it. You can find this in the T&C's.
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