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[Expired] Get a 50% Transfer Bonus From Marriott Bonvoy to Etihad Guest

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is currently offering a 50% bonus when you transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to the Etihad Guest loyalty program.

Let’s take a closer look at this limited-time transfer bonus.

Offer Details

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Image Credit: Etihad Guest

Marriott Bonvoy points typically transfer to Etihad Guest at a 3:1 ratio, but with the 50% bonus, that ratio improves to 3:1.5. And, when you transfer at least 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, you’ll receive a bonus of 5,000 points. This means that instead of yielding 25,000 Etihad Guest miles, you’d get 37,500 if you were to transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

Per the terms and conditions of the transfer bonus, any bonus miles earned will be credited up to 10 days after the base miles you receive from the transfer. So, if you transferred 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to your Etihad Guest account before the bonus expires, you’d receive 25,000 Etihad Guest miles initially and then another 12,500 up to 10 days after the transfer bonus ends on October 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Etihad Guest Sweet Spots

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You can fly to Europe in Flagship business class on American Airlines for 50,000 Etihad Guest miles each way. Image Credit: Chris Hassan

While Etihad Guest may not be your first thought when it comes to redeeming miles, the program does allow for solid redemptions on certain flights.

For example, you could book American Airlines flights to Europe for 50,000 miles each way in business class or 62,500 miles each way in first class.

Or, if Morocco is on your travel bucket list, you can fly between New York (JFK) and Casablanca (CMN) with Royal Air Maroc for just 22,000 miles each way in economy or 44,000 miles each way in business class.

Other Ways To Earn Etihad Guest Miles

Etihad Guest is a transfer partner of several other transferable points programs including American Express Membership Rewards, Capital One Miles, and Citi ThankYou Rewards.

Marriott Bonvoy points are not as easy to come by as some of the other programs we just mentioned, so it’s wiser to conserve these points for hotel redemptions or transfer to another airline program that doesn’t have the plentiful partnerships Etihad Guest has. If you have points in any one of the above currencies, it may be a better choice to transfer from one of those programs.

Hot Tip: Learn about the best ways to earn lots of Etihad Guest miles in our detailed guide!

Final Thoughts

A transfer bonus is always good news for travelers. This limited-time 50% bonus from Marriott Bonvoy to Etihad Guest could help you stretch your points even further — especially if you have a specific Etihad Guest redemption in mind.

If you think you’d like to take advantage of this deal, just remember to do so before midnight on October 31, 2021.

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About Nick Ellis

Nick’s passion for points began as a hobby and became a career. He worked for over 5 years at The Points Guy and has contributed to Business Insider and CNN. He has 14 credit cards and continues to leverage the perks of each.

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