Category Archives for Etihad.

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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US Government Sides w/ Gulf Carriers, Ends Open Skies Dispute Leveled by Delta, United, & American

The US Department of State said that after looking seriously into the allegations leveled by Delta, United, and American, it has decided that no formal action is necessary with regards to the Open Skies agreement with Gulf carriers. TheNational, an Abu Dhabi based paper, reports that State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said: “The US government takes seriously the…

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Air Serbia CEO Says Etihad Gave Him Just over a Month to Transform Jat into Air Serbia, NYC Flight Thanks to Alitalia & Other Etihad Partners

Air Serbia

Air Serbia may be just three years old, but it’s actually a 90+ year company that was previously owned by the Serbian government and operated under many former names including Jat and Yugoslav Airlines. Etihad took a 49% stake in the airline and helped fund the new operation known as Air Serbia. Interestingly enough, Air Serbia CEO…

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