ASIA Travel
Wed, 21 October 2015

Etihad Airways Partners flybuys Loyalty Program in Australia

Flybuys, one of Australias most popular loyalty programs, has entered into a partnership with Etihad Airways which enables flybuys members to turn everyday shopping into international flights.

flybuys members will be able to collect flybuys points when booking Etihad Airways flights and enjoy exclusive access to airfare deals to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

Members who link their Etihad Guest membership to their flybuys account will also earn Etihad Guest Tier Miles when they spend at any Coles Supermarkets, Coles Online, Coles Express, Liquorland and First Choice Liquor stores in Australia.

Members will earn one Etihad Guest Tier Mile (up to a maximum of 2,500 Tier Miles per month) for every AUD 1 spent at any Coles Supermarkets and selected partners and, at the same time, collect flybuys points.

Flybuys members can also convert their flybuys points to Etihad Guest miles, giving them access to flight rewards and upgrades.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer said, The launch of the partnership with flybuys is exciting news for millions of flybuys members. Now they will be able to turn their weekly shopping at Coles and other selected stores into travel to exciting destinations worldwide.Together, we are offering flybuys members the unique ability to earn Tier Miles in the Etihad Guest program and, as a result, to enjoy the exclusive benefits we offer our most valuable frequent flyers.

To celebrate the partnership launch:

- Etihad Airways will offer flybuys members up to 25% off all Etihad Airways Economy and Business Class fares (excluding Breaking Deals) to anywhere on the airlines global network. This applies to bookings made by 3 November for travel until 4 December 2015. At the same time, until 31 December, flybuys members will collect five flybuys points per AUD 1 spent on Etihad Airways flights, by booking through the flybuys My Offers page. Etihad Guest members will also be able to earn Etihad Guest reward miles on the same flights.

- Linked program members will be able to earn three Etihad Guest Tier Miles for every AUD 1 they spend in Coles, Coles Online, Coles Express, Liquorland and First Choice Liquor (capped at a maximum of 5,000 Tier Miles per month) until 31 December 2015. This will normally be one Etihad Guest Tier Mile for every AUD 1 they spend (capped at a maximum of 2,500 Tier Miles per month).

Linked program members will have the chance to win one of 25 prizes of round trip Economy Class flights for two to an overseas destination of their choice on the Etihad Airways network.

Other prizes include 10 sets of two tickets to an A-League game at Melbournes Etihad Stadium or AAMI Stadium during the 2015/16 season. 

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