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Etihad Airways Nanny Service

Ever since I watched Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much many years ago, I have been mortified at the thought of babysitters. In the film, the hotel-arranged babysitter ends up kidnapping the child while the parents are out. If Heidi and I have children one day, any ...

Etihad's A380 Goes to Mumbai

Etihad is expanding their A380 operations and today announced new A380 service between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai beginning May 1, 2016. The new service will join London, Sydney, and New York as Etihad A380 destination and Melbourne will join the growing list in June 2016 too. The A380 will replace a ...

Key Point in New Emirates Commercial with Jennifer Aniston

Emirates paid Jennifer Aniston $5mn for its latest ad campaign, including this new 60-second commercial:

 And for more tender eyes, the non-alcoholic version:

Personally, I found the similarly-themed Etihad ad starring Nicole Kidman more professional though I had to ...

First Time Flying First Class: Etihad Airways 787 First Class Review

           On March 24th, my brother asked me a question I never thought I would hear; "Do you want to go with me to Egypt next week?" Due to his miracle working with the airline award tickets (hince his Award booking Service)  and the fact that my boss is awesome ...

Etihad Airways A320 Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Cairo (CAI)

Etihad Regional Business class on a two class cabin aircraft offers a solid hard and soft product for shorter flights within the Middle East. The seats are similar to recliner seats that used to be found on transatlantic 757s and offer more space and comfort than U.S. domestic flights but lack the ...

Etihad Airways Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Airways Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi currently serves both First and Business Class passengers as Etihad is currently remodeling their First class lounge. Despite the First Class lounge closure, the grandiose lounge offers guests a wealth of luxuries when it comes to travel and Etihad ...
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Etihad Airways Arrival Lounge Abu Dhabi

After a long flight nothing beats the superfluity of an arrivals lounge, a luxury reserved for only select travelers at very few airports worldwide. Etihad Airways has an arrival lounge at their hub in Abu Dhabi and offers the petite retreat for passengers traveling in business class and first ...

Delta uses India withdrawal to underscore "unfair" practices of Gulf carriers

Editor's note: this is the second installment two-part series assessing the U.S. - India passenger market and aviation strategy, and the impact of Middle East airlines carring 6th freedom traffic between the two countries. Part I, which can be found here, assessed the restoration of Indian ...

Etihad Airways First and Business Class Lounge Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)

A small humble space, designed to its max potential to remind clientele that they are flying an airline that truly redefines luxury and turns back the clock on flying to remake it as a lavish experience from the airport to 30,000 feet and everywhere in-between. No detail is overlooked as Etihad ...

FAA upgrades India back to Category I: what will happen next?

Indian carriers finally get their act together to stay compliant within IASA audits 
The US Federal Aviation Authority has restored India to Category I safety ratings after a 14-month downgrade to Category II status following Jet Airways and Air India's failure to comply with standards set ...

Amazing Etihad Ad Featuring Nicole Kidman Angers American Airlines FAs

Etiahd has an amazing new ad starring Nicole Kidman highlighting the revolutionary nature of its A380 First Class product.

Not everyone likes it, though. Laura Glading, the President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (representing American Airlines and US ...

The Hunt for a Competent American Airlines Agent

Earlier today I posted the following about booking Etihad Airways award space with American Airlines--
American Airlines Cannot Book Etihad Award Space...Again
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is a wonderful American Airlines AAdvantage partner, offering excellent premium cabin award space ...

Emirates to start Chicago service in August 2014

Emirates will commence daily nonstop services from Dubai to Chicago O'Hare International on August 5th, utilizing a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, according to the Chicago Tribune. 
EK 235 Dep DXB 0945 Arr ORD 1525
EK 236 Dep ORD 2035 ...

Trip Report: Etihad from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi

After flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg and killing our long layover in JNB, it was time to head for Abu Dhabi en route to the Maldives! Our itinerary was CPT-JNB-AUH-MLE, with the last two segments being on Etihad Airlines. I was really excited about the last two flights, as I had never ...

Philippine Airlines sets sights on flying to Brasil

There has been lots of buzz recently surrounding Philippine Airlines (PAL) and their latest plans to launch flights to Brasil. 
Last week, the Philippine Flight Network, a Filipino-based airline and aviation news source, revealed that the two countries just signed their first ever ...

São Paulo attracts more exotic airlines: airport allure

São Paulo Guarulhos airport (IATA code: GRU) is quite possibly the plane spotter's haven given the diversity in aircraft movements.  The airport continues to attract new service from a growing list of foreign carriers from virtually every continent across the globe.  The airport is ...