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Flight Review: EY 203 Mumbai – Abu Dhabi, Etihad, First Apartment (A380)

Two days ago, I flew Etihad’s short A380 route from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi in First Apartment. Here’s review of my experience and all that Etihad has to offer during this short 2hr 30mins flight.

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Off we go…to #KatchTheKoala in Etihad First Apartments

When it comes to flying to Australia from India, Etihad is a wonderful option if you are willing to back-track a bit and fly via Abu Dhabi. Shipra and myself arrived at Abu Dhabi last night, and we are on our way to Australia shortly. Find out what is in store!

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Jet operationalizes the Abu Dhabi scissor hub, to reintroduce JFK

While Jet Airways is working its way on starting up the alliance with Etihad, some baby steps have already been taken in regard to activating the scissor hub at Abu Dhabi. As per AirlineRoutes.net, one of the first flight to have taken on from the new scissor hub is going to be a new flight which flies from Chennai to Dammam via Abu Dhabi from 15 January 2014. The flight details are as below: Chennai – Abu Dhabi – Dammam daily service9W526 MAA2015 – 2325AUH0145+1 – 0210+1DMM 73H D9W525 DMM0650 – 0915AUH1045 – 1615MAA 73H D The Kochi – Kuwait service is also being retimed to allow scissor hops at Abu Dhabi. The service would now operate as a Kochi…

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Going RTW: Flight EY101 (AUH-JFK), Etihad, Diamond First

Introduction & Trip Index <Etihad First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi              Holiday Inn, LaGuardia Airport> Like I earlier mentioned, by the time I went through the secondary check gates (for US-bound flights), and reached the gates, boarding was already underway and I queued through a bunch of economy passengers to get through to the jetbridge. However, this was a good time to say hello to the A340. Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New York (JFK) Thursday, May 9 2013 Depart: 10:13AM Arrive: 04:41PM Duration: 14hr28min Distance flown: 6897 miles Aircraft: Airbus A340-600 Seat: 3A (First) Meal Service: Lunch, Snacks Once on board, however, everything was okay. at the gate, the purser greeted me, and asked one of…

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Going RTW: Etihad First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi Terminal 3

Introduction & Trip Index < EY205 (BOM-AUH), Etihad, Business              EY101 (AUH-JFK), Etihad, First> After a long trip on the bus again, we got out in the oven furnace kind of heat for just a brief moment and hopped into the Terminal 3 building. Even for transit passengers, there was going to be a security check. Like had become the trend so far, I was not being very impressed with the premium-ness of the Etihad experience. There was one premium screening queue as compared to the zillions for the non-premium passengers. And guess what, they closed out the queue right in front of me, transferring those passengers over to regular queue. Let the confusion ensue. After…

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Going RTW: Flight EY205 (BOM-AUH), Etihad, Pearl Business

Introduction & Trip Index <Celebrations Lounge, Mumbai T2                     Etihad F Lounge, Abu Dhabi T3> Boarding was pretty disorganised, and I’d begin to think this was a Mumbai Airport feature but there are airlines such as Etihad, and back in the day, Kingfisher which would enforce boarding sequence pretty well. So, the incoming flight was delayed, however, instead of going back into the lounge, I just waited in the boarding area. This was my first time being at Gate 1B, so I wasn’t in the know of what I was getting into later. Boarding started about 20 minutes later, and business class was called first, being the highest cabin on this A320.…

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Abu Dhabi to get US Customs pre-clearance

The Wall Street Journal reported a few days ago, that the White House has agreed to open a Customs & Border Protection outpost in Abu Dhabi, which will help passengers flying out from the AUH airport to pre-clear American Customs & Immigration formalities before getting on that plane. The CBP has been offering this facility to some countries, such as Canada, Ireland and its Caribbean counterparts, but this is for the first time it is going almost half way across the world to the Middle-East to offer such a service. Who benefits? Etihad Airways, but naturally, since they are the only ones who currently fly non-stops between the USA and UAE from that airport. Interestingly, this news is coming out…

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Etihad 48-hour 25% off sale on India to USA fares!

Etihad Airways is offering a special 48 hours sale (valid till 14th October 2011) on economy class tickets from India to all its US destinations. Etihad, the national airlines of the UAE and cousin to Emirates, came up with a new deal as of today to bump up volumes on its Shorthaul product from India to Abu Dhabi and the long-haul product to the USA. In India, Etihad flies from 8 airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and all the 3 airports in Kerala. After a quick transit at Abu Dhabi, you are off to New York or Chicago on an A340-500. This is a sweet deal if you are intending to head up to the USA from India…

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