Watch an Eithad A380 Fly With the UAE Aerobatics Team

In this epic installment of crazy aviation videos, we see Etihad’s gigantic A380 (where The Points Guy enjoyed flying in ‘The Residence’) team up with the United Arab Emirates National Aerobatics team (known as Al Fursan) to perform its signature flyby at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that was held last week. The video…

Etihad Announces New City-Themed Business-Class Amenity Kits

Between British Airways’ new first-class pouches and JetBlue’s new offering for Mint passengers, it’s been a busy past week for amenity kits. Never one to be outdone, Etihad recently unveiled new first-class amenity kits, and now it’s announcing new cities to be featured as part of its existing city-themed business-class amenity kit line. Etihad’s original line of city-themed…

Etihad’s Residence Is Now Available to Book with Miles

Ah, Etihad’s The Residence: the most luxurious experience you can get in the skies — at least on a commercial flight. Available only on Etihad’s A380, The Residence gets you a living room, bathroom, bedroom and butler all to yourself for the length of the flight. And the onboard luxury is only part of the experience; you’ll be picked…

Etihad Unveils New First-Class Amenity Kits

With premium cabins like The Residence and The Apartment, Etihad is known for offering top-notch service and an unbelievable hard product (to business and first-class passengers, at least). Now, the airline’s adding something extra: a new first-class amenity kit in partnership with designer Christian Lacroix and Hungarian skincare brand Omorovicza. The new kits are replacing the current version,…

Get a 20% Bonus When Transferring Points to Etihad

For those on the fence about transferring points or miles to a program, bonuses provide a great incentive to finally pull the trigger. Well, good news for those looking to transfer points to Middle East-based carrier Etihad Airways: Now through October 31, you can transfer points from one of Etihad’s 16 transfer partners and get 20% bonus Etihad Guest Miles….

Booking American Airlines Awards with Partner Programs

Especially after American’s recent award chart devaluation, it could be worth looking to other frequent flyer programs when you want to book free flights on AA metal. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr evaluates all your options. You can book stopovers and an open jaw when flying American Airlines on an award…

Bidding Successfully on an Upgrade to the Etihad First Apartment

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently submitted a successful bid to upgrade from business class to the First Apartment on Etihad’s A380. Here was his strategy. When I was in Asia recently and looking for a way to get back to the US, I jumped on the opportunity to purchase a round-trip business-class fare on…

Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

How to Use 100,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards Points

If you got in on the 50,000-point sign-up bonus offers for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card and the Citi Prestige Card — or if you simply have plenty of ThankYou points in your account, you may be wondering how to maximize your travel rewards. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you…

Review: Etihad (A380) The Apartment from New York to Abu Dhabi

TO THE POINT: Etihad’s Apartment is one of the most luxurious first-class experiences you’ll find in the sky. The pros: complimentary chauffeur service to and from the airport and incredibly attentive staff. The cons: faulty lights at my seat that wouldn’t dim and a shower suite that was out of order. After successfully bidding on an upgrade from…