Etihad introduces Gold Elite

Following on from Emirates, Etihad Airways have introduced their own top level programme – Gold Elite.

To get Gold Elite you’ll need to fly in 12 months:

125,000 tier miles
or
60 tier segments

For flying that many miles, you’ll get the following benefits:

- 75% bonus miles (up from 50% of the current Gold tier),
- Access to the Etihad’s Diamond first class check-in desks regardless of booking class
- Access to Etihad’s lounges for themselves and a guest, regardless of the class of travel.
- Nomination of a friend or family member to get a complimentary Etihad Guest Gold card.
- Abilty to purchase a Pearl Class business seat for any flight when booking up to 48 hours before the plane departs.

So the benefits pretty much are the same as the Emirates programme.

If you’re traveling the long distances with Eithad and Emirates… It boils down to the network that suits you best, and who’s sears you prefer over what distance.

  1. Etihad Gold Elite has been around for a while, at least a year if I remember correctly because that was when I last checked. This is not a new tier as you’re making it out to be

  2. does etihad have saver/flex fares like Emirates? If they don’t, then I should start flying etihad.