Transfer Marriott Points To Etihad And Get A 50% Bonus; Bargains On American And Royal Air Maroc Flights!

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Transfer Marriott Points To Etihad And Get A 50% Bonus

If you transfer points from select partners, including Marriott, to Etihad during October you’ll get a 50% bonus!

The bonus miles should post to your account no later than mid-November.

Transfers from AMEX, Barclays, Capital One, and Citi to Etihad will not receive a bonus.

Increments of 60K Marriott points would convert into 37.5K Etihad miles with this bonus.

Note that the Marriott transfer page has been #Bonvoyed since the SPG merger and will only state that you’ll get 20K miles with a 60K point transfer. However you will also get a bonus 5K miles from Marriott with each 60K increment and you’ll get the bonus 50% from Etihad on top of that afterward.

You can earn Marriott points with the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Consumer CardChase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer CardMarriott Bonvoy Business AMEX, and the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Consumer AMEX. 

While award tickets on Etihad are typically pricey and are often a better value booked with partner airline miles, Etihad has some very good redemption rates on their own partner airlines.

For example here is their award chart for travel on American, which is very similar to American’s pre-devaluation 2015 award chart. You can fly to Europe or South America for just 20K miles each way in coach on off-peak dates or 50K miles in business/first. A business class ticket to Israel is 67.5K miles each way while a business class ticket to Australia is 62.5K miles each way!

Unfortunately, you’ll need to call Etihad to book partner awards.

Here is Etihad’s award chart for travel on Royal Air Maroc:

 

That means you can fly nonstop in a Dreamliner from JFK, Boston, Miami, Montreal, or Washington DC to Casablanca for just 22K miles in coach (plus $120 fuel surcharges) or 44K miles in lie-flat business class (plus $170 fuel surcharges) each way.

Alternatively you can use 57.5K AA miles each way to fly in business class between JFK and Casablanca with no fuel surcharges. 60K Marriott points convert into 25K American miles.

Royal Air Maroc’s 787-8 has business class in a 2-2-2 configuration, while their 787-9, which can be found on the JFK flights, has business class in a reverse herringbone 1-2-1 direct aisle access configuration.

Morocco has been on my bucket list since reading this DDF Trip Report. You can find the DDF Master Thread on Morocco here.

There are other partner award bargains as well, post which ones you find!

Will you transfer points to Etihad with this offer?

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7 Comments On "Transfer Marriott Points To Etihad And Get A 50% Bonus; Bargains On American And Royal Air Maroc Flights!"

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Chaim Montreal

@dan I have a lot of Marriott points but I’m not planning to travel in the next few months, if I transfer to Etihad what is their EXP date on the points?
Basically my question Would you rather have sitting Marriott points or Etihad?

Sam

They are now charging 32,500 JFK-LAX in first. I tried booking today…

R

Are we sure Israel is 67,500 in business? They don’t list Israel on the list of countries….are we sure they are categorizing Israel as middle east and not Europe (as some int’l airlines do)?

Morocco

Thanks for this valuable post! Would love to visit Morocco! 1) Can mine & my wife’s Marriott points be combined, if yes how long does it take? 2) Does this 50% transfer offer end Oct 31st? 3) Does it take 30 days Less or more for points to post to Etihad? Marriott has only few hotels in Morocco, and some are booked for 2021. So what are the best value & options from other hotel chains/credit cards (I have 127k IHG & 170k Citi TY points)? TX in advance!

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