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Review: Etihad Lounge LAX


Etihad opened a new lounge in Los Angeles earlier this week and I was able to get a sneak the morning after it opened. 
Located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the lounge is small but luxurious as far as lounges go and even one-ups the nearby Emirates lounge with an a la ...
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Lounge Review: Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa at Abu Dhabi

The Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa at Abu Dhabi is one of the most beautiful lounges I have ever visited. With a design inspired by their "Facets of Abu Dhabi" branding, Etihad's new flagship lounge epitomizes their re-imagined aesthetic with geometric design concepts, contrast materials and a ...
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Trip Report: Etihad A380 Business Class, New York to Abu Dhabi

At approximately 2:00 PM, I left the Etihad Lounge JFK and made my way to gate A7 where my bird was waiting. Upon my arrival to the gate, I snapped some pictures of the massive beast and got in line to board the plane. I presented my boarding pass to the gate agent and immediately boarded the A380 ...

Update on our Round the World trip in Premium Cabins.

A few updates on our round the world trip in premium cabins, as we made a few changes to better fit our schedule.  By shortening our trip, we lost a few things such as extended time in Australia, and a flight in AA International First class, but we gained a more convenient route ...

Etihad Clarifies First Class Lounge Policy in a Good Way


Earlier in the month the new Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa opened in Abu Dhabi (full photo tour here). In a separate post, I wrote about the lounge access policy, telling the story of an Australian couple who put up a huge stink when they were turned away from the lounge because even ...

Is the new Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa the best in the world?

Is the new Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa the best lounge in the world?  Maybe not, but after having visited, in my opinion it is certainly in the conversation among the best lounges I have visited.
 
 
 
Dessert and drink display in Etihad First Class ...
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Access Policy for Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa Abu Dhabi


25 JUNE 2016 UPDATE: Etihad is now allowing passengers into the first class lounge who arrive in first class but are connecting in business class.
Here is the bottom line--
Access to the Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa in Abu Dhabi is reserved for the following ...
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Etihad Airways First Class Lounge Video Review

Etihad Airways First Class Lounge opened on May 30th in Terminal 3 in the Abu Dhabi airport. The expansive new lounge is for Etihad's First class passengers, guests of the Residence on the A380, and certain Elite members from Etihad and Etihad partner airlines frequent flyer program who are ...
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Review: Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa Abu Dhabi


Earlier this week Etihad Airways opened its long-awaited first class lounge in Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi. Details are still emerging about the lounge but let not your heart be troubled -- you can find everything you need below. I spent several hours in the lounge yesterday and can answer any ...
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Next Adventure: Round the World in Premium Cabins

I've had this trip in the works for a while, and now it is finally here.  I booked a few final pieces just recently as availability opened up.  

Map courtesy of the excellent gcmap.com
 
This trip was built around availability for Etihad First Class Apartments on ...
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New Etihad A380 Video with Nicole Kidman


Etihad is out with a new virtual reality 360º video showcasing service onboard its A380, featuring spokeswoman Nicole Kidman:

I loved flying the A380 from London to Abu Dhabi last December and will fly it again tomorrow and also have the chance to check out the brand new ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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