• @Reckless  - it has certainly been quiet on the Etihad front this year for now at least, the monthly tier miles continue to post. One saving grace from last year was the tier qualifications amount was reduced by 20% across the board  (so maintaining platinum for instance went from 100k ...

  • Double miles posting within 10 days of travel automatically - pretty happy with the deal. Really hoping Etihad can come back from this with same success they have been experiencing up until the end of January 2020 - loads have been very high, menus vastly improved in lounge and inflight. Will be ...

  • As an Etihad Platinum, I am really happy with these enhancements. The seat selection (which includes complimentary economy space) for Platinums as well as the wifi is going to make a big difference to the travel experience. Although these changes only bring Etihad into line with other programmes,...

  • Unfortunately, I have not see al a carte dining in the Etihad lounge for about 1 year. I fly out with Etihad monthly - the service has been consistently buffet only. Staff levels have been reduced as well.

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  • Qantas phone and IT now appalling

    May 10, 2021, 04:13 PM

    3hrs 40mins to get connected to an agent this week. Also... the only way to get a refund rather than credit is to endure the wait. At least the music isnt awful

  • VA + ANZ points transfer

    Nov 24, 2020, 04:04 PM

    Hi - just wondering if there are any whispers on when / if ANZ Bank will allow transfers of credit card points to VA?

  • New Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal

    Jul 19, 2019, 11:17 PM

    Etihad has been sending out several surveys lately regarding lounge / first class lounge experience. I think they are turning their minds to what the design and features will be. Fingers crossed for something better than decent.

  • Buy an extra 3000 or transfer from a hotel program and claim a Virgin Australia business class flight up to HKG (Seoul, Taipei and Japan are within the same price bracket as well). Alternatively - intra Asia is also pretty decent at 45k for instance Tokyo - Denpasar in Business Class on Garuda. I...

  • Originally Posted by New Mint Longwayround.... interested to hear your personal account of Etihad in the wake of all the cost cutting. I flew J class with them in 2016 and was very impressed especially with the First lounge access at Abu Dhabi (VA Platinum). How has the cost cutting affected the...

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