Emirates 777 First Class – 67
Israel & UAE Agree To 28 Weekly Flights

We're getting some more details about what scheduled passenger flights will look like between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the not-too-distant future. This follows normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, which was first revealed…

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Etihad 787 First Class – 2
Etihad Guest Selling Miles With 20% Bonus

Etihad Guest has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles. Through October 30, 2020, Etihad Guest is offering a flat 20% bonus on purchased miles. You get that bonus no matter how many miles you buy, and you can even get it if you buy just…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2
Etihad Airways Entirely Removes A380 From Schedule

It sure is looking increasingly unlikely that Etihad Airways' A380s will be making a return to the skies anytime soon. As noted by @xJonNYC, Etihad has just removed the A380 from its schedule indefinitely. Etihad's A380 fleet has been grounded since…

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Etihad 787 First Class – 2
Etihad Guest Offering Up To 30% Transfer Bonus From Hotels, Credit Cards

Etihad Guest can be a useful frequent flyer program. Etihad Guest miles can be easy to earn with transferrable points programs like Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Capital One. On top of that, Etihad Guest has some hotel transfer partners,…

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Etihad Residence – 9
Etihad Airways CEO: “Jury Still Out” On A380’s Future

Earlier this year we saw most airlines operating the A380 ground these fleets due to lack of demand. In recent months, two airlines have even retired the aircraft type altogether -- Air France has retired its entire A380 fleet, while Lufthansa intends…

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El Al 787
Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace To Israel Flights

With Israel and the United Arab Emirates establishing diplomatic ties, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain seem to be warming up to Israel as well... at least when it comes to aviation rights. Jared Kushner has announced this week that both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain…

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Etihad Airways Camping 4
Spend The Night In A Former Etihad Airways Plane

Want to spend a night in an airplane without leaving the ground? There's now yet another option... Apple Camping offers some unique camping opportunities in the Pembrokeshire countryside of the United Kingdom, the newest of which is a former Etihad Airways…

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Etihad Residence – 9
Etihad Introduces Free Coronavirus Travel Insurance

Etihad has become the third major airline to introduce free coronavirus travel insurance, following in the footsteps of Emirates and Virgin Atlantic. Etihad Airways is now offering passengers COVID-19 global wellness insurance. Etihad says that those…

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El Al 737 800
Israel’s EL AL To Operate First Flight To UAE (More Details)

A couple of weeks ago a historic peace deal was announced between Israel and the UAE, which will hopefully usher in a new era of diplomacy. Part of this agreement involves commercial flights being added between the two countries. A couple of days ago…

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Filed Under: El Al, Etihad
Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal
When Will Abu Dhabi Airport’s Unnecessary New Terminal Open?

It has been a few years since I've written about this terminal, so I figure it's time for an update... Many years ago, construction started on a new midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new terminal was supposed to increase the airport's…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2
Etihad Guest Offering 30% Off Award Tickets

Etihad Airways is offering a significant discount on award tickets at the moment, which could represent a great deal. The Etihad Guest frequent flyer program is offering a 30% discount on award tickets: You must book by August 27, 2020 You must travel…

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Filed Under: Awards, Etihad
Emirates A380 First Class – 3
Wow: Direct Flights Coming Between Israel & UAE

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have made an exciting announcement today, which has major implications for aviation and tourism. Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to full normalization of relations between the two countries going forward.…

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Filed Under: El Al, Emirates
Etihad Face Masks
Etihad’s Innovative New Face Mask Doubles As Scarf

I'm surprised it took an airline so long to come up with something like this. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is offering new protective wear to first and business class passengers, and it's intended to be both practical and fashionable. Specifically,…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 13
Earn Status Miles When You Transfer To Etihad Guest

At the moment you can earn bonus status miles when you transfer points to Etihad Guest from partner programs. Between July 15 and August 30, 2020, Etihad Guest is offering one Etihad Guest elite qualifying mile for every mile transfered to the program:…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2
Etihad Guest Miles No Longer Expire (With Activity)

Etihad Guest is finally adjusting its mileage expiration policy for the better as of this month. Oddly this policy change was first announced back in November 2019, but was never implemented. Now that is finally changing. Different loyalty programs have…

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Air Arabia
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi Launching Flights Next Week (Odd Time To Start An Airline, Eh?)

Personally if I were to launch a new airline I probably wouldn't do so during the coronavirus pandemic, but that's just me... Etihad Airways has been struggling financially since long before coronavirus, and in 2017 the airline began a five year transformation…

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Filed Under: Etihad, Other Airlines
W Dubai The Palm – 5
Dubai Will Reopen To Visitors In July (With Testing)

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's largest aviation hubs, given that Emirates is based in Dubai and Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi. Since late March the country has more or less closed borders, with locals largely not being allowed to enter…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 2
Etihad’s Intriguing “Your Special Guest” Promo

I'm not sure what exactly to make of this Etihad Airways promotion, though I figure at a minimum it's worth passing on. Given that so many people have been in lockdown, Etihad Guest is launching the "Your Special Guest" promo. Etihad Guest is asking…

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Etihad Residence – 5
Etihad Selling Travel Vouchers With 50% Bonus

We’ve seen travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue during these tough times, including hotel groups selling gift cards at a discount. Well, Etihad Airways has just introduced one of the most generous opportunities to purchase future…

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Filed Under: Etihad, Flight Deals
Etihad 787
An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Is Enroute To Israel

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 is currently enroute to Ben Gurion Airport, which marks the second time ever that the airline is flying to Israel. Israel and the United Arab Emirates don't have diplomatic relations, though the two countries do seem to…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 5
Sweet Spots: Redeeming Air Canada Aeroplan Miles On Etihad

Yesterday Air Canada Aeroplan and Etihad Guest launched a new partnership, opening up reciprocal mileage earning and redemption opportunities. I'd argue that by far the most interesting part of this new partnership is the ability to redeem Air Canada…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Awards
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2
Cool: Air Canada & Etihad Airways Launch Partnership

Air Canada Aeroplan and Etihad Guest have launched an exciting new partnership as of today. This was initially hinted at back in April 2019, so the partnership is a bit over a year late, but it has now happened. Better late than never, right? ;) With…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Etihad
Etihad Business Class A330 – 63
Etihad Airways Operates Historic Flight To Israel

Well this is awesome to see. As reported by The Times of Israel, today Etihad Airways operated a cargo flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv, which is the first known direct flight operated by an airline between the UAE and Israel. An Etihad Airways A330…

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