Emirates 777 First Class – 67

UAE Bans Flights, Emirates & Etihad Shut Down

Can anyone keep up with the pace at which things are evolving? Yesterday Emirates announced that they'd cancel all flights indefinitely. Then less than two hours later the airline backtracked, saying they'd continue flying to over a dozen countries.…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 1

Etihad Airways Grounds A380 Fleet

Etihad Airways has become the latest airline to ground their Airbus A380 fleet. Etihad Airways operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A380s, all of which they took delivery of between late 2014 and late 2017. Etihad's A380 fleet is only a fraction of rival Emirates'…

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Etihad 787

Is The American & Etihad Partnership Ending? (Updated)

This morning I wrote about how it looked to me like the partnership between American Airlines and Etihad Airways may finally be ending, even though there hasn't been an official announcement yet. I reached out to American for comment, and have updated…

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Etihad A380

Impressive: Etihad “Only” Lost $870 Million In 2019

Etihad has just announced their 2019 financial results, which the airline seems quite proud of -- Etihad lost "just" $870 million, bringing cumulative losses over the past four years to over $5.6 billion. In fairness, maybe a loss of just $870 million…

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Etihad 787

The Creative Way Etihad Is Staffing Beijing Flights

In light of the coronavirus, we've seen many airlines cancel flights to China. Emirates and Etihad, the two global airlines of the UAE, have taken an unconventional approach to China service, and it's interesting to see how one of those airlines is going…

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Etihad Business Class A330 – 63

Etihad Selling 38 Aircraft For $1 Billion

Wow. Not only did Etihad cancel a lot of new plane orders last year, but now the airline is selling over three dozen of their long haul aircraft, some of which are still in service, and some of which the airline has already retired. Etihad has been struggling…

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Gulf Air 787 Business Class 3

You Can Now Redeem Etihad Miles On Gulf Air

Etihad Airways and Gulf Air launched a codeshare partnership in 2019, and the airlines have now extended that partnership to add reciprocal mileage earning and redemption opportunities. Gulf Air is based in Bahrain, and has come a long way in the past…

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Air Arabia

First Routes For New Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

It's a bizarre time for aviation in Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways has been struggling financially, and in 2017 the airline began a five year transformation plan. Last I heard, Etihad hopes to be profitable by 2023(!!!), and in the meantime continues to rack…

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Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat Reviews The Etihad Residence

Casey Neistat is one of the most popular YouTubers (he has over 11.5 million subscribers, and his videos collectively have more than 2.7 billion views), though YouTube isn't even his full time gig anymore. He's also a bit of an airline geek, though he…

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Wizzair A321xlr

Wizz Air To Launch Low Cost Carrier In Abu Dhabi

Apparently ultra low cost carriers will be in vogue in the UAE in 2020. In October 2019: -- Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Sharjah-based Air Arabia announced that they will be forming a joint venture to create an ultra low cost carrier based in Abu Dhabi…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2

Etihad Guest Miles No Longer Expire (With Activity)

Etihad has just revealed some changes to their loyalty program, including a positive change to their mileage expiration policy. Different loyalty programs have different policies on mileage expiration. Generally speaking mileage expiration policies fall…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 3

Why American Removed Most Etihad & Qatar Awards From Website

American Airlines has been doing a good job lately with adding partner airline award options to aa.com. This makes it easier for the average member to redeem American miles, since they can see all the options available to them with a single search. If…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 1

Etihad Airways To Create A Low Cost Carrier

Etihad Airways has been struggling financially, and in 2017 the airline began a five year transformation plan. Last I heard, Etihad hopes to be profitable by 2023(!!!), and in the meantime continues to rack up huge losses. Since 2016, the airline has…

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Etihad 787 First Class – 2

Etihad Offering 20% Bonus On Hotel Points Transfers

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. We even sometimes see bonuses when transferring those points…

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Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 2

Etihad Devalues Royal Air Maroc Awards

Of the "big three" Gulf carriers, Etihad has by far the best frequent flyer program when it comes to redemption opportunities. This includes them having what's one of my favorite award chart sweet spots out there. Historically you've been able to fly…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 2

Etihad Offering 25% Off Select Business Class Awards

Etihad Guest is my favorite loyalty program of the "big three" Gulf carriers. They're the only program that has decent redemption rates on their own flights, and they also have some great niche redemption opportunities on partner airlines. Etihad is…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2

Fly Etihad’s A380 First Class For Just 50K American Miles

Etihad first class award redemptions are one of the most popular uses of American AAdvantage miles for those looking to maximize miles & points. In particular, redeeming miles for Etihad's A380 First Class Apartment is a rite of passage in the miles…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 1

Etihad Airways Loses Skytrax 5-Star Rating

Personally I don't put much weight into Skytrax ratings (they lost a lot of credibility when Lufthansa became a 5-star airline), but I nonetheless find this interesting. Skytrax gives airlines "star" ratings, and airlines often proudly promote these…

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