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Up to 10% Discount on Etihad Flights for Amex Cardholders

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Etihad is offering American Express cardholders the opportunity to save up to 10% on the cash price of select flights in first, business, and economy class. Flights connecting in Abu Dhabi (vs. ending there) carry the highest discount, opening travelers to a variety of destinations across the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Asia.

Let’s review which cardholders are eligible and how to maximize your discount.

Save More on Flights to Etihad’s Non-UAE Destinations

To see how much you might save on your next flight, go to the Etihad promotion website to start your search. You’ll first enter the first 4 digits of any American Express card and your destination.

If discounted flights are available, you’ll see a green message at the top indicating, “Promo code has been applied successfully.”

In the example below, we priced a round-trip flight from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Malé (MLE) in Maldives in July, and the discounts offered were about 6.8% in economy and 7.2% in business.

Etihad Amex discount IAD MLE
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If the offer is unavailable for the flights you are searching for, you’ll see a message that indicates, “Promo code is not valid for the flights selected.”

Here are some terms and conditions to be aware of:

  • The offer is valid only for one-way and round-trip Etihad-operated flights; flights with partners are not eligible.
  • The offer is not valid on multi-city or stopover itineraries.
  • Flights to/from the UAE will have a maximum 5% discount, and flights elsewhere in Etihad’s network will have a maximum 10% discount.
  • Cardholders must book their flights and travel by December 31, 2024.
  • You must pay with any American Express card via
  • The discount is valid on all Economy Value, Choice, Choice Plus, Business Value, Choice, Choice Plus and First fares.

Is It Worth It?

While booking directly with the airline certainly has its advantages (should there be any disruptions during your travel), never assume that the airline’s website has the cheapest price on the flight you’re after. We’d advise you to check our recommended websites for booking flights at the cheapest prices to ensure you get the best deal.

If Etihad’s Amex promo is a great deal for you, make sure to book with one of our recommended best cards for airline purchases, including:

Final Thoughts

Before you book your next flight with Etihad, check the eligible discount offered through You can score up to 10% off your next flight when you pay with your American Express card and travel by December 31, 2024.

The information regarding the American Express® Green Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, click here.

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About Keri Stooksbury

With years of experience in corporate marketing and with a nonprofit, Keri is now editor-in-chief at UP, overseeing daily content operations and reviewing thousands of UP articles in the process.

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