Etihad Guest miles expire after 18 months of account inactivity, but they can be extended by earning, buying, or redeeming Etihad miles.
Below, we’ll go into details on how you can keep your Etihad Guest miles from expiring.
Transfer Points from Credit Cards
The easiest way to reset your Etihad mileage expiration is to transfer points to Etihad from:
Plus, points normally transfer within an hour or sometimes instantaneously.
Here are some recommended cards that come with solid welcome bonuses:
- $300 Annual Credit for Bookings through Capital One Travel
- 10,000 Miles for Each Account Anniversary
- Hertz President’s Circle Elite Status
- Airport Lounge Access (Priority Pass, Capital One, & Plaza Premium)
- 10X Miles on Hotels and Rental Cars, and 5x Miles on Flights Booked with Capital One Travel
- 2X Miles on All Other purchases
- $395 Annual Fee
Earning or Redeeming Etihad Miles on Flights
Etihad members can reset the expiration clock of their miles by earning or redeeming miles towards Etihad flights on the Etihad Guest portal.
Alternatively, you can also earn or redeem miles on Etihad’s partner airlines.
- Air New Zealand
- Air Canada
- Air Serbia
- Air Europa
- All Nippon Airways
- American Airlines
- Asiana Airlines
- Brussels Airlines
- Garuda Indonesia
- Gulf Air
- Hainan Airlines
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Oman Air
- Royal Air Maroc
- Scandinavian Airlines
- SriLanka Airlines
- Virgin Australia
- Codeshare Partners (you can only earn miles on these partners)
Earning Miles on Hotel Stays or Car Rentals
Book a stay or rent a car with one of Etihad Guest’s hotel and car rental partners. The miles you earn will vary per program so please check each option below for more details.
Buy Etihad Miles
We rarely recommend buying Etihad miles or miles from other airlines because it doesn’t give you the best value for your money, but it is an option if you need to extend your miles.
A maximum purchase of 100,000 miles per year is allowed but you can just purchase a minimum of 1,000 miles if your goal is to reset your expiration date.