Category Archives for Etihad.

Is Etihad Airways About to Take Control of Air Berlin?

The BBC is reporting that Etihad Airways could be poised to take control of European budget carrier Air Berlin, in which it already has a major stake. Air Berlin was due to publish results on Thursday morning, but has postponed the announcement pending talks on “strengthening its finances”. A deal with Etihad would be the latest aggressive…

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Israel Physically Not on the Map for Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has no flights to Israel and according to their online route map, the country doesn’t even exist! In response, the New York Post wrote that the omission is just one of several ways that Etihad discriminates against passengers. Well, yesterday Etihad issued the following statement on the matter, “we do not discriminate in…

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Hybrid Air Berlin / Etihad Joint Livery & Updated Partnership

airberlin and Etihad Airways unveiled an Airbus A320 aircraft in a brand new joint livery, marking the launch of their new Moving Forward campaign. The partnership between the two airlines, formed in 2011 when Eithad announced it was taking a 29.21 percent stake in airberlin, has carried close to 900,000 passengers and contributed €200 million in revenue, according…

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Gulf States Propose Airport Gay Screenings Prior to Entry

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a  political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, is proposing some pretty ridiculous entry “security screening requirements” in an attempt to “detect” homosexuals. As per The Independent, Yousouf Mindkar, a senior official with GCC  said routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering the…

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Etihad Swaps to 777 on JFK-AUH, Redeeming AA Miles & My First Award to the Maldives

Etihad has announced that they plan to increase capacity on their JFK-AUH flight by replacing the current A340-500 aircraft on the route with a B777-300ER. The B777-300ER will have a total of 328 seats with eight in Diamond First, 40 in Pearl Business, and 280 in Coral Economy class. The current A340-500 has 240 seats, 12 in…

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Etihad Chauffeur for Coral Economy Class Guests Now Available

Etihad Chauffeur is a complimentary service available to Diamond First and Pearl Business Class passengers traveling on Etihad Airways operated flights, including those using mileage award tickets (AA, ANA, etc.). The perk provides car service as follows: – Diamond First Class Guests: At all points throughout the journey. – Pearl Business Class Guests (Members of Etihad…

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