du just made it easier for customers to attain Etihad gold tier status

Smart plan platinum comes with cross-border connectivity and exclusive privileges
Amr Eldesouky, EVP consumer business, du and Yasser Al Yousuf, MD Etihad Guest
Amr Eldesouky, EVP consumer business, du and Yasser Al Yousuf, MD Etihad Guest

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UAE telco du's customers can benefit from an immediate upgrade to Etihad Guest Gold Tier with the newly introduced Smart Plan Premium. Gold tier benefits include lounge access, priority check-in and boarding, 50 per cent additional bonus miles when flying and an excess baggage allowance.The telco has partnered with Etihad Airways, to offer its premium customers benefits that include data and Etihad guest miles. 

du customers who opt for the Smart Plan Platinum will receive 500GB national data, in addition to 5GB roaming data, 5,000 flexi minutes, a mobile device worth AED 5,000 and an exclusive du mobile number.

“Partnering with the UAE national airline, Etihad Airways, and its award winning loyalty programme Etihad Guest, enables us to further diversify our premium offering and enable our customers to reap further benefits that enhance their lives in multiple ways here and abroad,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, chief commercial officer, du.

Yasser Al Yousuf, managing director, Etihad Guest said: "Etihad has reimagined flying, and now we are working with our partners to further enhance travel for our customers."

The Smart Platinum Plan is available on a 12-month contract for a monthly recurring charge of AED 5,000.

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