Category Archives for Etihad.

Several Gulf Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

Greetings from Abu Dhabi! As reported by several major news publications, four countries in the Persian Gulf region have cut diplomatic relations with, closed their borders to, and halted all travel to/from Qatar: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt. This move seems to be have been spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, which claims to be…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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Increased JFK-AUH Etihad A380 First Class Apartment AA Award Availability

There are currently several dates in early June with First Class Apartment availability on Etihad’s JFK-AUH A380 route, many dates even have two seats available. This coincides with Etihad upgrading the JFK-AUH route to an all A380 fleet starting on June 1st. Outbound from the US has historically been the tougher find, but ever since the…

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Etihad Award Searching Finally Made Easier, Enable Automated Alerts!

My most recent Etihad redemptions involved last minute bookings when award availability for The Residence aboard their A380 flights opened up the day before and day of travel. Snagging these required me to check Etihad’s website multiple times per day (or let’s be honest…per hour). That combined with having to call American’s Australia call center to…

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Etihad Updates Business Class Amenity Kit with New City Guides

The new lineup of Etihad Airways amenity kits for Business Class passengers.

Etihad has sure been busy updating their amenity kits in premium cabins! Just earlier this month, they announced a new amenity kit for their First Class passengers. Instead of the current in-house design with products from Le Labo, they will soon be offering Christian Lacroix-branded cases with products from the Budapest-based Omorovicza. Now, Etihad has announced that…

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Breaking: Etihad Is Now a Skytrax 5-Star Airline, After Leaving Skytrax 2 Years Ago

Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax, hands the 5-star certification to Peter Baumgartner, CCO of Etihad.

Etihad Airways just concluded a special announcement in Abu Dhabi, where they announced that they have achieved a 5-star rating with Skytrax. Etihad streamed the event, which took pace in the Etihad Airways Innovation Center, live on YouTube. During the event, Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax, handed the 5-star certification to Peter Baumgartner, CCO of Etihad. But…

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