Ethiopian Airlines Flight Status
About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines, referred sometimes as simply Ethiopian, is Ethiopia’s flag carrier and started operations in 1945. Ethiopian flies to more destinations in Africa than any other airlines. Its hub is at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, serving 119 passenger destinations worldwide and 35 cargo destinations. Ethiopian is the largest company in the airline industry on the African continent and one of the fastest-growing in the world. In 2010, Ethiopian Airlines was named the most profitable airlines in Africa by Air Transport World, a US-based international aviation magazine.
Why should you choose Ethiopian Airlines?
Through its ShebaMiles program, Ethiopian offers several benefits to its passengers. It has four categories of ShebaMiles card – Blue, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The higher the tier, the more the benefits, like personalized luggage tags and lounge facilities.
In both Cloud Nine (Business Class) and Economy Class, passengers are pampered with hot meals, light refreshments, hot or cold snacks, and complimentary beverages, depending on the length of the flight. Especially on Cloud Nine, you can enjoy freshly baked varieties of Ethiopian bread, including unique Ethiopian ‘Teff” bread and fresh rolls. On long-haul flights, there is extensive in-flight entertainment that consist of audio books, TV shows, movies, and music. In Economy class, there is special Ethiopian Children meal available for the youngest passengers.
You can also purchase an assortment of goodies in-flight from Sheba Boutique, including clothing, perfumes for men and women, and spirits, at heavily discounted prices.
How do you check flight status for Ethiopian Airlines?
To check the status of any Ethiopian Airlines flight, log on to the official website of Ethiopian Airlines - https://www.ethiopianairlines.com.
• On the home page, click on the ‘Book’ tab.
• Click on ‘Flight Status’.
• Select the departure date.
• Search by either ‘Flight Route’ or ‘Flight Number.’
• Enter the required information, either the route or the flight number.
• Click on ‘Check Flight Status’. The flight status is displayed.
What should you do in case of flight cancellation?
In case of a canceled flight, Ethiopian Airlines provides compensation to its passengers. Some of these include the following:
• Snacks and telephone calls are offered depending on the waiting time.
• Meals are provided during usual meal times.
• Assistance in transportation is provided to local joining residents.
• Rerouting shall be done for connecting flights and for unaccompanied minors, rerouting will be provided even on flights that are overbooked.
Key routes of Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa to Dubai, Addis Ababa to Johannesburg, Addis Ababa to Guangzhou, Addis Ababa to Nairobi, and Addis Ababa to Beijing are some of the key routes of Ethiopian Airlines.
What are the benefits of booking with Ethiopian Airlines?
Ethiopian Airlines provides a host of services for its passengers, including:
• Arrival Services: All arriving passengers are met by Customer Relation Officers to guide them through the baggage claim and passport control area, or through the transit exit for connecting passengers. The baggage claim area has a small duty-free shop and a phone booth for local mobile lines. The area also has a customer service desk and office that is operational 24/7.
• Booking a Flight: You can easily book a flight online and choose your seat through the seat map provided online for its various carriers. You can also avail the facility of online check-in if you have an electronic ticket.
• Lounges for Relaxation: For Cloud Nine passengers and ShebaMiles Gold and Silver card holders, lounge services are available. Various refreshments, hot and cold snacks, an assortment of reading materials, wireless connection, personal computers, and wall-mounted TV screens are some of the benefits enjoyed in these lounges.
• Passengers with special needs: Ethiopian Airlines has many facilities for differently abled passengers, unaccompanied minors,pregnant ladies, passengers travelling with pets, and services for customers with disabilities, like wheelchair assistance, seat assignments, and many more.
Q. Is it possible to book a conducted Ethiopian tour through the Ethiopian Airlines?
A. Yes. The Ethiopian Airline with take care of everything as far as your Ethiopia tour is concerned. Check their ‘holiday’ section for more details.
Q. How much luggage is allowed for free on Ethiopian Airlines?
A. For the economy class, the free luggage allowed is 2 bags with a weight of not more than 23 kg, if you are travelling from Africa to Asia, Europe, and North America. To and from Brazil flights offer 2 bags with less than 32 kg weight.
Q. Does the Ethiopian Airlines do anything else apart from offering flights?
A. Yes. The airline has different departments and you can use the website to plan your entire trip. You can also rent cars in popular destinations like London, Bangkok, Dubai etc. for your daily conveyance.
Q. Can I travel from European destinations to India via Ethiopian Airlines?
A. Yes, you can. The Ethiopian Airline offers direct flights from all major European cities to Delhi and Mumbai.
Q. Suggest some places in Africa for tourists who love history and culture?
A. The country that deserves the first mention is, of course, Egypt, though a part of Egypt lies in Asia. Pharaohs and the pyramids attract people from all across the world. You can also visit Johannesburg, South Africa, which has many museums exhibiting the struggle of the people against racism. Ethiopia also has a rich and interesting history.
Q. Is South Africa an expensive tourist destination?
A. This a tricky question to answer. Whether it is an expensive tourist destination or not, it depends on the places you plan to visit. If you are planning to explore the entire country, then it can be a little expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is best to plan a group holiday in South Africa.
You can take a look at some of the holiday packages here.
Q. Suggest some good hotels in Addis Ababa.
A. There are both star hotels and budget hotels in and around Addis Ababa. Some of the best hotels here are Harmony Hotel, Hotel Monarch, the Residence Suite Hotel, Caravan Hotel, and Trinity Hotel. You will also find Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa. Addis Regency Hotel and Ag Palace Hotel are budget hotels here.
Q. What is flight expense form Mumbai to Ethiopia in the month of December on Ethiopian Airlines ?
A. The ticket price depends on the city you wish to travel to in Ethiopia. On an average, the flight expense from Mumbai to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital is around 27K.
Q. What is overbooking?
A. Overbooking is a term given to the situation when the passengers holding confirmed tickets exceed the total number of seats.
Q. What are some of the best places to visit in Africa?
A. Africa is the second largest continent after Asia and has a lot to offer to its tourists. You can visit countries like Ethiopia, South Africa, Egypt, Madagascar, Kenya, and Jerusalem.
Q. Is it possible to book multiple city bookings in Ethiopian Airlines?
A. Yes, you can. You can make bookings for multiple cities at the same time. If you have a tour itinerary planned and you know which city you will be traveling from where and on which date, you can make the bookings through Ethiopian Airlines. There is no limit to the number of flights you can book at one go.
Q. Are both the economy and business class options available on Ethiopian Airline flights?
A. Yes, all Ethiopian Airline flights have both the travel classes—economy and business. The
business class is referred to as Cloud Nine.
Q. Are there any destinations where Ethiopian Airlines offers cheap flights to?
A. You can book through service providers like Yatra to check the best prices the airline offers to some of the destinations around the world. Flights to African countries are usually cheaper when you book Ethiopian Airline flights.
Q. Are the tickets expensive on Ethiopian Airlines?
A. The Ethiopian Airlines cannot be considered to be a budget airline. However, the ticket rates are competitive and they charge more or less what most standard international airlines charge.
Q. Can I do a web check-in for Ethiopian Airlines?
A. Yes, the Ethiopian Airlines allow web check-in. You need to enter your ticket number and last name to check in remotely. You can also enter the flight number along with your first name or last name. Frequent flyers can enter their unique and name to check in.
Q. Does the Ethiopian Airlines offer flights to all major destinations?
A. Yes, the Ethiopian Airlines have direct flights connecting all major destinations around the world. Among the Indian cities, it has flights to cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
Q. What if my Ethiopian Airlines flight gets delayed?
A. Ethiopian Airlines will send you a message if your flight is delayed or there is a change in schedule, as soon as possible. You will be kept informed about all the developments. If the delay is beyond 2 hours and you are in the airport, refreshment will be provided. Business class passengers and ShebaMiles cardholders have access to the airline's luxury airport lounge as well.
Q. Will all passengers get compensation if they are denied boarding by the Ethiopian Airlines?
A. It depends on the reason for being denied boarding. If you are late or if you are not carrying a valid ID, no
compensation will be given. There are few other related reasons for which no compensation will be provided. If it's the service
provider's fault, you get the compensation as per the airline's compensation scheme.
Q. Is there anywhere else where I can check flight status of Ethiopian Airlines apart from the app or website?
A. If you have booked through a service provider like Yatra, you can check the flight status through Yatra as well.
Q. How do I check the flight status on the Ethiopian Airlines website
or the app?
A. The method of checking the flight status
is more or less the same, whether you do it on the app or the website. If you want
to check the status on the app, you will need to download the app. There is a
section under ‘Book’ which you need to click to check the flight status. You can
call their helpline as well.
Q. Does the Ethiopian Airlines have an app? Is it possible
to check the flight status there?
A. Yes, the Ethiopian Airlines has its mobile app
which you can download from the Play Store. On the app, you can check
the Ethiopian Airlines Flight Status, making bookings, and check flight
Q. Does Ethiopian Airlines send out email and SMS about flight status?
A. Ethiopian Airlines sends out SMS about flight status to the customers.
Q. When will I receive flight status alert messages, and how many?
A. Ethiopian customers can get alert messages by sending a mobile short code SMS text to ethiotelecom 8611 messaging number.
Q. What information will Ethiopian Airlines flight status alert contain?
A. The alerts from Ethiopian Airlines will keep you informed about departure/arrival time, flight availability, flight status, and cargo shipment tracking information.
Q. What happens if I don't receive an email or SMS text alert on my flight status?
A. In case you do not receive an email or an SMS alert on your flight status, you can get in touch with Ethiopian Airlines through one of the following ways:
• Contact their global call center 24/7 on 251 11 665 6666.
• Get in touch with Ethiopian Airlines through social media on their Facebook page or on Twitter. Their teams are available 24/7 to help travelers with any travel-related query.