Etihad Guest, the loyalty program for Etihad Airways, has signed a new partnership with Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain. The partnership expands on the codeshare agreement between the two airlines and provides further cooperation between the frequent flyer programs, Etihad Guest and Falconflyer. This allows members to earn and redeem miles reciprocally on all flights across both networks. In both cases, the number of miles earned will depend upon the class of travel flown. Gulf Air connects passengers to 48 destinations across the Gulf, Europe, Africa, Asia and India. This new partnership provides Gulf Air guests with access to a broader network of destinations, particularly to North America, where they can take advantage of Etihad’s USA pre-clearance, the only United States Customs and Border Protection facility in the Middle East. It allows US-bound passengers to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi before they board their flight to one of Etihad’s four North American destinations.