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Emirates Sheikh to American/Delta/United: Stop Whining and Try Winning on Service!

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoumheikh says that US Airlines should stop complaining to the Department of Transportation about Middle East carriers and their potential government subsidies (which the airlines deny), and should instead try to win customers back based on service quality. Lots of interesting quotes from the Bloomberg article: “Offer the…

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Alitalia & Etihad Major Announcements – New Routes, Partners, Livery, Uniforms, Fleet Sharing

Etihad had a press conference in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the “strategy for the new Alitalia”.  Rumors on a potential SkyTeam exit flew this weekend as Etihad and Alitalia representatives met with Air France-KLM and Delta in secret. Well, it appears the JV and  SkyTeam membership are in-tact for now, both specifically called out during…

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Etihad’s “The Residence” Now Available for Online Booking / Mash-Up Video by Bloomberg

When Etihad first announced their amazing “The Residence” cabin, the initial 10 A380 flights with the configuration sold out immediately. The lack of availability later expanded to the entire first three weeks of flights and anything later could only be booked directly with Etihad’s phone reservations, though it was viewable online. Well, I just received this…

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Etihad’s $0 Fare Receipt – Mistake Fare Calculation Details

Below is a copy of a ticket receipt from the Etihad “xmas fare sale” which provides evidence to support what most had already suspected, the “sale” was clearly the result of only taxes and fees being charged. You can see that the fare for JFK-CDG-AUH-MAN-JFK is actually listed as $0.00. The taxes/fees/carrier imposed charges total $158 instead of the…

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Meet the First Etihad A380 “The Residence” Passenger

Gino Bertuccio, a Miami-based businessman, has officially become the first passenger to fly in “The Residence” on Etihad Airways. The inaugural commercial flight on the first of 10 new A380 featuring The Residence (a three-room suite complete with bedroom, bathroom, and its own dedicated butler) departed earlier today from LHR to AUH. Bertuccio told the Daily Mail, “My only wish was…

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Etihad’s World’s First Flying Butlers – Complete Savoy Training – Sample for $21K each way!

Thirteen Etihad Airways team members have just completed their training and are now set to become the world’s first flying butlers this December. The specially designed training course took place at London’s Savoy Hotel, led by its Head Butler, Sean Davoren. The butlers were all former in-flight chefs or food and beverage managers aboard Etihad’s…

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Emirates, Delta, Etihad, Singapore, & Oman Air Take Culinary Travel Awards

…and the winners of the 2014 Culinary Travel Awards are Emirates, Delta, Etihad, Singapore, and Oman air. Emirates took home the “Experts’ Choice” award, Oman received the “Readers’ Choice” award, and Delta, Etihad, and Singapore received the “Outstanding” awards. From the press release: Emirates – Experts’ Chocie For the second year in a row, we…

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Amazing Videos & Pics – Etihad’s New Residence & First Apartments

On Sunday Etihad Airways revealed their new premium cabins including a three-room suite with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and shower. Don’t worry, a personal butler trained at the Savoy Butler Academy in London is also on hand. “The Residence” will be available on new A380s in a 125-square-foot cabin on the forward upper-deck. Available for…

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