I agree alistairNicoll.
The sneaking in was about 6 months ago, and i did not realise until going into “Manage My Booking” that I noticed I could not book the stopovers or chauffeur cars, My fare was a “Z” business class fare, and on contacting the Card and travel section with American express U\k when booking which classes earn which benefit.
Having said that, t see Etihad remaining as one of the best Airlines, with new aircraft, excellent food in all the cabins, miles earned and of the allowances to the “Guest . The earnings are increased as fro amount paid for, but the redemptions rates increased.
The chart they have produced for the website with the clear benefits to Guest miles earned, is very useful, and should be summarised to the Regular travellers as they are booking.