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 A380

Etihad Guest Selling Miles For Just 1.25 Cents Each

I write all the time about opportunities to buy miles with programs like Alaska Mileage Plan, American AAdvantage, and Avianca LifeMiles, though at the moment there's another airline loyalty program selling miles that some might find useful. While Etihad…

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Filed Under: Etihad, Etihad Guest
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 Residence – 9

Etihad Airways May Retire A380s, Never Fly A350s

Earlier this week Air France announced plans to retire its fleet of nine Airbus A380s effective immediately, making it the first airline in the world to retire its entire super jumbo fleet. Now it seems that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is at least…

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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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Etihad Check In Kiosk

New Etihad Check-In Kiosks Can Detect If You’re Sick

There are a lot of questions about whether travel -- or life, for that matter -- will ever return to normal? While sheltering in place is hopefully temporary, I know a lot of us wonder if things will eventually return to normal, or if this is simply…

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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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Filed Under: Etihad, Other Airlines
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 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