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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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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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