The second largest airline in UAE, Etihad Airways is headquartered in Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi and boasts a fleet of 117 Boeing and Airbus Etihad Airways flights. The airline was launched as the second flag carrier of UAE after Emirates in 2003. Etihad Airways flight booking can be made for 84 destinations in five continents. Constantly churning out new offerings to its guests, Etihad is among the best airlines in the world providing its passengers innovative in-flight services such as ‘flying nannies’, F&B managers and in-flight chefs.
About Etihad Airways
Founded 15 years ago the relatively young airline has grown an expansive network in no time and covers 75 destinations with its 117 strong fleet. The airline managed by the Etihad Aviation Group not only operates passenger traffic but also includes Etihad Cargo and Etihad Holidays in its portfolio. In 2015, the airline formed its own alliance partnering with airlines like Jet Airways, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Air Serbia. Before Etihad came about, Abu Dhabi airport which is now the base for Etihad used to be the hub of Gulf Air. The airline’s frequent flyer program is called Etihad Guest which offers a web shop to its members. Etihad Airlines was the first airline to fly the world’s first passenger Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2019. The airline offers the best of warm Arab hospitality all the while promoting Abu Dhabi as one of the best destinations in the world for leisure and commercial interests.
Etihad In Flight Services
Here is a glimpse of what the different cabins offer and how Etihad is different from other airlines and why travellers should choose to fly Etihad. The airline has four classes of travel: Economy, Business, First and the Residence - a signature of Etihad.
Etihad Airways Economy Class
Experience the Smart Seat with design made for comfort including a headrest which has a shoulder to rest on and adjustable support for back. The seat comes with extra legroom and a recliner. Etihad gives its flyers the option to choose their seat in the Economy class. In Economy Standard, passengers can pay for their preferred seat. For the ones looking for extra legroom up to 36 inches can opt for Economy Space and if you want peace and privacy on flight, then go for Economy Neighbour-Free which allows you to book a seat with no co-passenger sitting next to you. Get entertained by the on-demand entertainment screens: 11-inch touchscreen for Economy Smart Seat and 10.6-inch for Economy seat. Selected flights also have Wifi on board. The Economy class has a range of options when it comes to in-flight meal and alcoholic beverages. Passengers can check the menu on the website by selecting the flight number or origin or destination. A few ultra-long haul flights provide Christian Lacroix sleepwear at an additional cost of USD 35. Passengers can also opt for dental kits and eyeshades at no cost on long-haul and ultra-long haul flights.
Etihad Airways Business Class
Etihad’s Business studios on A380 and 787 Dreamliner have the unique dovetail design offering the passengers more personal and storage space. The seat converts to a full flat bed of up to 6.8 inch and comes with mood lighting and in-seat massager. The seats also have dividers giving more room and easy access to the aisle. This cabin also offers ‘The Lobby’ which is the place for A380 Upper Deck passengers to enjoy a drink, hold a business meet up or socialise with other guests watching a game on the wide-screen TV. Meet the F&B managers who would help you select the best from the airline’s Business menu and pair the wines from the Etihad’s boutique wine cellar. Dine any time you want with a specially curated ‘Dine Anytime’ menu. Indulge yourself with Aqua di Parma kits comprising a cologne and a hand cream. Get glued to the entertainment screens with noise-cancelling headsets on a 18.5-inch touchscreen for Business Studio, 15.4-inch touchscreen for Business Flatbed and 10.6-inch touchscreen for Business Seat.
Etihad Airways First Class Suite
Etihad offers First Apartments in A380 - among the best first class in the industry. The seats come with a wider armchair and a separate 6 ft and 10 inch long bed. There is a vanity unit with a mirror and LED lights and a full-length wardrobe. The cabin provides its guests with complimentary loungewear, and a bathroom equipped with a shower. In the premium segment, there’s also First Suite ensuring privacy and exclusivity. The seats in the First Suite stretch to a 6.8 ft long flatbed and have a separate refreshment and a wardrobe cabinet. The cabin has a unique curved aisle giving its guests more space. The First class cabin has in-flight chefs preparing exclusive a la carte meals and can customise according to the passengers’ preferences. The wines are picked from some of the best vineyards across the world and guests could also experience the signature Cognac service. Get refreshed by Aqua di Parma beauty kits and turn on the ‘Do not Disturb’ mode to enjoy an uninterrupted sleep.
Etihad Airways Residence Class
On board A380, ‘The Residence’ is a home in the skies comprising a suite made of a living room, bedroom and en suite shower room. The living room has a leather sofa, two dining tables with a 32-inch television which comes with noise-cancelling headset from Sennheiser. The bedroom has a bed that stretches up to 6.10 ft and en suite bathroom with a full-height shower, bathrobe, hairdryer and vanity kit. The Residence guests are offered a full-time in-flight butler for a tailormade flying experience, and an in-flight chef to prepare the meals as per passenger’s requests. Pick a bottle from the wine list that has almost all the best titles in the world or call for the Cognac service.
Etihad Airways Flight Status
Etihad flyers can check the departure or arrival of their flight by looking up the Etihad Airways flight status and plan their schedule accordingly. This can be known through two ways: the first is to type the flight number and departure date, the second is to enter the origin and destination city along with the departure date. Etihad Airways flight PNR status will give you the real-time status of your flight and inform of any delays or reschedules.
Etihad Airways Online Booking
Planning to travel an Etihad flight? Well here is how you can fix an Etihad Airways manage booking for yourself and family or friends. Click on book and choose the flight type whether one-way, round or multi-city or select the ‘book with miles’ if you are a frequent flyer. Next, select your preferred date of travel along with starting and onward destination followed by the number of passengers and the class of cabin you wish to travel. At this time you can also enter a promotional code if you have one. The next page will provide you with a choice of flights from where you can choose the one that suits you.
Etihad Airways Web Check In
Etihad Airways web check-in starts 48 hours and closes an hour before the departure of the flight. Enter the booking reference and the last name of the passenger for Etihad Airways online check in.
Etihad Airways Baggage Allowance
Etihad Airways baggage allowance for cabin luggage in the Economy class is 7 kg along with one piece of item weighing up to 5 kg whilst the cabin baggage limit for First and Business class is 12 kg in addition to 5 kg of a personal item. Checked baggage limit for Etihad Airways for Economy Deal fare is 23 kg and 30 kg on Economy Saver ticket and 35 kg on Economy Flex. Passengers flying the First class are allowed 50 kg of checked baggage while the ones with a Business seat can carry 40 kg of baggage. The Residence flagship Airbus A380 passengers are allowed four bags weighing 32 kg each.
Etihad Airways Customer Care
Etihad Airways customer care is 180022090808 or 1800223901 (both toll free) for all Indian customers. The number can be reached for reservations and general enquiry between 9 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays.
Etihad Airways Top Sectors
Etihad Airways top sectors the world over are New York, Jakarta, Dublin, Kuwait, Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah, Singapore, Colombo, among many others. Etihad serves 10 Indian cities including Mumbai to London flights, Hyderabad, Delhi to Dubai flights, and Kochi.