Etihad Airways has added new benefits to the Gold Elite tier of its Etihad Guest loyalty programme.
Top tier members now benefit from 75 per cent bonus miles (up from 50 per cent), as well as access to the carrier’s Diamond first class check-in desks and lounges for themselves and a guest, regardless of the class of travel.
In addition Gold Elite card holders can now nominate a friend or family member to receive a complimentary Etihad Guest Gold card.
Members will also be guaranteed the ability to purchase a Pearl business class seat when booking at least 48 hours before departure.
To attain Gold Elite status members are required to earn 125,000 tier miles or 60 tier segments within a 12-month period.
The new benefits follow the recent introduction of a Platinum tier in rival Emirates’ Skywards frequent flyer programme, with benefits including 75 per cent bonus miles and a complimentary partner Gold card (see online news February 11).
For more information visit etihadairways.com.
Report by Mark Caswell