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Etihad First Class
I noticed a lot of people asking questions and commenting about getting award tickets for [URL=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfK81QPP0k’]Etihad First Class[/URL] and Business Class. I was able to get my First Apartment award ticket on Etihad’s A380 by cashing in 90,000 AAdvantage miles before the devaluation, finding the availability on Etihad’s website, and calling the AAdvantage service center in Australia (which I believe Ben told me was actually Fiji a few weeks ago : ).
It seems like a lot of you are having trouble booking- even when calling the South Pacific, so I was wondering if anyone has considered just purchasing a low priced (relatively speaking) revenue ticket to get their dream flight? I do this quite frequently and have been able to snatch some great deals. For example: if you wanted to fly the [URL=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfK81QPP0k’]Etihad First Apartment[/URL], and are willing to go the long way around, you could route yourself from CMB-JFK with a stop in Abu Dhabi for a few thousand dollars vs. paying almost $9K (as of this writing) from AUH-JFK O/W.
What do you think about this, and does anyone have any lower-cost premium cabin routes to share?
By the way, I just posted a new [URL=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfK81QPP0k’]Etihad Airways First Class[/URL] video online and would love to know what you think:
Lucky has written about cheap premium cabin tickets out of CMB for a while now. Cairo is also another origin airport that usually prices out cheap premium cabin fares.
[QUOTE=”David W, post: 16928, member: 29″]Lucky has written about cheap premium cabin tickets out of CMB for a while now. Cairo is also another origin airport that usually prices out cheap premium cabin fares.[/QUOTE]
Thanks- yes, Cairo is great for cheap premium. I’ve seen First Class fares on Saudia to JFK for around $2500 from there.