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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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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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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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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2

Etihad’s Former CEO Has No Regrets (But Probably Should)

One of the most controversial airline CEOs of the past few years is James Hogan. Hogan was CEO of Etihad Airways from 2006 until 2017, and really built the airline into what it is, for better or worse. Hogan had worked in the airline industry his entire…

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Etihad Awards Now Bookable On American’s Website

There are lots of things that contribute towards a great frequent flyer program. Obviously award redemption rates and award availability are both important, but there’s also something to be said for the ease with which you can search and book award seats.…

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Cheers: The 6 Best Airplane Bars

While airlines are doing everything they can to squeeze more seats onto planes in economy, in many cases airlines are increasingly allocating more space to first and business class. For the most part this comes in the form of more comfortable and spacious…

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Etihad Removing Seatback TVs From Many Planes

Etihad Airways has been in cost cutting mode, as the airline has lost about five billion dollars over the past three years. In order to cut costs they've pulled funding from the airlines they had invested in (airberlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, etc.),…

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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment: How Is It Holding Up?

Hello from New York! Yesterday I flew Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to New York, which I booked using Etihad Guest miles (they're transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou). I've flown the Etihad First Class Apartment several times…

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Etihad’s Heathrow Airport Slot Conundrum

Just a moment ago I wrote about how Jet Airways is struggling to stay alive, as the airline has grounded nearly 90% of their fleet and has amassed over a billion dollars of debt. The airline has canceled all international flights, and there's an interesting…

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Report: Etihad Seeking $600 Million Loan

Etihad has been struggling financially for quite a while, and is undergoing a restructuring, as we see them try to increase revenue and cut costs. The airline has lost nearly 5 billion USD in the past three years. This includes a loss of 1.28 billion…

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American AAdvantage Improves Etihad Award Routing Rules

Redeeming American miles for travel on Etihad between some regions just got easier. Every frequent flyer program has different rules when it comes to what routings you can fly on an award reservation. American's award routing rules are especially complicated,…

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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 transfer bonuses when transferring those…

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Etihad Reports Massive $1.28 Billion Loss For 2018

Etihad Airways has just reported their 2018 results, and... they're really, really bad. The press release about these results is titled "Etihad Airways Improves Core Performance in 2018 as Transformation Continues." Well, that's one way to look at it.…

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The Trick To Redeeming American Miles On Etihad

A bit over a week ago I wrote about the rumor that American and Etihad may be cutting ties, as Etihad instead pursues a partnership with United. This would be a blow to the value of American miles, as redeeming for travel on Etihad is one of the best…

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Ouch: Etihad Cancels Most Of Their Widebody Plane Orders

Etihad has been struggling financially for quite a while, and is undergoing a restructuring, as we see them try to increase revenue and cut costs. In addition to cutting off or reducing support for many of their unprofitable airline investments (airberlin,…

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Etihad Will Fly The A380 To Seoul Incheon

Etihad Airways operates a fleet of just 10 Airbus A380s. So while they can use these planes to operate some of their flagship routes, they have to be selective with where they fly the planes. Contrast that to Emirates, where nearly half of their fleet…

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