Members of Etihad Guest can now earn and redeem miles on Virgin Blue in a reciprocal partnership with Virgin Blue Velocity and enjoy benefits such as lounge access for top-tier members. In addition to the base miles members of both programs will earn, they will also earn tier miles when flying on any qualifying flight of V Australia, Virgin Blue and Pacific Blue.
Etihad Guest members can now earn miles when flying with Alitalia or any of its affiliate airlines. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is also a new partner in Etihad Guest and members can earn 500 miles per eligible stay at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites; 300 miles per stay at AmeriSuites. Furthermore, Etihad Guest members who are also Hyatt Gold Passport members can convert 2.5 Gold Passport points to one mile.