Etihad Airways is based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and was set up by royal decree in July 2003 with commercial operations beginning that November. Etihad operates its hub in Abu Dhabi and serves more than 65 destinations in more than 40 countries. Etihad has grown rapidly and plans to continue its expansion with the large number of Boeing 777, 787, and Airbus 380 wide-body jets scheduled for delivery over the next decade. In its short time in operation, Etihad has quickly distinguished itself as an ultra-premium airline, earning many accolades for both its First and Business Class products. Their new terminal in Abu Dhabi opened in 2009 and was designed to feel more like a luxury hotel than an airport terminal, offering personal concierges at check-in for premium class passengers and a slew of luxury and designer brands in the duty free mall.
Wonderful air travel services are available for Business class and first class passengers. Business class passengers enjoy free limousine transfers to and from the airport. It provides cheap connecting flights which connect Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow together through its code share agreement. Flight from Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvanthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode and Bangalore are also offered by it. At the same time these flights connect Chicago, Dubai, London, Jeddah, Toronto and New York being the prominent ones.
The beautiful and stylish lounge of Etihad Airways is spread in 300 meter area and it has incredible dining facilities with international cuisines as well as various food items. The main features of this lounge are family room, relaxation room for individual, individual workstations, comfortable leather chairs, luxurious bathrooms and shower facilities. If you are traveling with Etihad then these all facilities are available for you.
Etihad airways flight ticket booking very easy. It can be done online with help of various web portals. Web portals are easy way of flight ticket booking. Here various other things can be done like flight schedule checking, comparison of airfares of different flights etc. Web check in process also can be done online. Online booking saves valuable time and efforts of people. So it is becoming more popular these days. By going online one way booking and round trip booking can be done. It is essential for you check out fares and ticket availability status before booking tickets. The pnr status of tickets can be retrieved on the Etihad Airlines website. For checking pnr status you have to enter your PNR number and your last name to view your itinerary. If you want to check flight status then it can be done through the online flight status checker available on the website. Only you have to enter flight number as well as origin and destination of the flight.
Class of Service
Etihad provides either two-class or three-class service on its flights.
Diamond First Class is available on many long-haul flights and Diamond First Class Suite is available on select flights on Etihad’s A330s and A340-600s. The First Class Suite offers a well appointed personal cabin for each guest, complete with sliding doors for maximum privacy. Passengers in Diamond First Class enjoy fully lie-flat bed seats, noise-cancelling headsets, à la carte and on-demand dining, a personal mini-bar, mood lighting, limousine service to and from the airport (in select cities), as well as lounge access.
Passengers in Pearl Business Class enjoy fully lie-flat seats and 15″ personal video screens on all aircraft except the A319s and A320s, which have recliner seats and 10.7″ video screens. Passengers also enjoy noise-cancelling headsets, à la carte or on-demand dining, mood lighting, limousine service to and from the airport (in select cities), and lounge access.
Passengers in Coral Economy Class enjoy complimentary meals and personal on-demand entertainment systems on most flights,.
* Cheap price
* Seats are quite comfortable and have OK legroom for economy
* Good flight attendant service
* Comprehensive in flight entertainment system, with around 15 movies, lots of sitcom and drama episodes (around 50 plus) and music – all delivered on your personal screen
* Free booze throughout the flight, although I tend to stay off it these days
* Surprisingly good food and a generous mix of stuff to eat
* The in-flight entertainment system was very temperamental on both legs of our flight home to Bangkok – it’s not much use if it doesn’t work
* Similarly, the air conditioning was also temperamental on one flight, making the cabin very hot
* Abu Dhabi is not a very exciting airport in which to spend time. If you were there for longer than a couple of hours, you’d probably get very bored