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The Ultimate Guide to Etihad Airways – Part 3: How to Find Etihad Award Seats

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The best free way to find award seats on Etihad Airways is to sign-up for Etihad Guest, the airline’s mileage program.  You do NOT need any miles in the program to perform an award search! 

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Finding Award Seats Won’t Be Like a Game of Hide and Seek

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The Ultimate Guide to Etihad Airways: Part 2 – Using American Airlines Miles on Etihad

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For most US based folks, using American Airlines miles is the easiest and cheapest way to book Etihad award flights.  Etihad Airways partners with American Airlines, so you can use American Airlines miles to fly on Etihad.  You can’t search for Etihad flights on the American Airlines website, but I’ll show you how to search for Etihad flights and then call American Airlines to book those flights.

But there are 2 restrictions you should know.

Etihad Award Routes

Emily and Daraius Used 90,000 American Miles Each to Fly First Class on Etihad

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The Ultimate Guide to Etihad Miles: Part 1 – Where You Can Fly on Etihad

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Etihad is known for its exceptional service and comfort.  But Etihad is also great for flying in coach to the Indian subcontinent because they have more award seats available than many other airlines.

Etihad flies from North America to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and the Maldives.

Using Etihad Miles

You Can Use Miles to Fly Etihad to Mumbai, India!

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Is it Worth Earning a British Airways Travel Together Ticket?

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Million Mile Secrets reader GLG commented:

Hi Daraius,
I am spending $20,000 to get the British Airways 100,000 miles.  Is it worth an extra $10,000 in spending to get the ‘companion cert.’ ?  I’m stuck only using it on British Airways flights.  Can I use it with British Airways Avios points on British Airways flights?  What have you two done with your Companion certs.?

Is It Worth Earning A British Airways Travel Together Ticket

Emily & I Used Our Travel Together Ticket to Fly British Airways First Class From Boston to London

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Will American Airlines Charge Me for Each Segment of My Award Trip?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Bob commented:

I am trying to book my 1st 1-way flight using different segments.  I want to book with American Airlines miles and go from Boston to Bangkok by going:

Boston -> New York (JFK) -> Hong Kong -> Bangkok

I used the American Airlines website to find award seats from Boston to New York (JFK) and used the British Airways website to find Cathay Pacific award seats from New York (JFK) to Hong Kong and Hong Kong to Bangkok.

When I call American Airlines to book, will they try to charge me for the Boston to New York (JFK) segment, in addition to the miles to Asia?

Will American Airlines Charge Me For Each Segment Of My Award Trip

How Many American Airlines Miles Will Bob’s Trip Cost?

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