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Positioning for Etihad Apartment?

Positioning for Etihad Apartment?

  1. Anonymous

    I’m planning an India trip and hoping to fly Etihad first via AA miles. I’m based in Seattle, so need to position regardless. Would you recommend a domestic transcon to JFK to then fly in the Apartment, or the quicker west coast hop to LAX/SFO to catch ‘regular’ first class?

    The Apartment looks great but getting to India is a ton of flying…not sure i want to add a long domestic leg to that…

  2. rickyw

    I’d give the disclaimer that I haven’t flown the apartment before so maybe not the best person to answer… but for me, an extra 6 hours of flying on an already probably close to 20 hour journey is hardly worth it.

    I’d “slum it” in regular first class ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  3. merice107

    if you have the miles, fly the apartments.

    [QUOTE=”Sea_flyer, post: 32734″]I’m planning an India trip and hoping to fly Etihad first via AA miles. I’m based in Seattle, so need to position regardless. Would you recommend a domestic transcon to JFK to then fly in the Apartment, or the quicker west coast hop to LAX/SFO to catch ‘regular’ first class?

    The Apartment looks great but getting to India is a ton of flying…not sure i want to add a long domestic leg to that…[/QUOTE]

  4. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”Sea_flyer, post: 32734″]I’m planning an India trip and hoping to fly Etihad first via AA miles. I’m based in Seattle, so need to position regardless. Would you recommend a domestic transcon to JFK to then fly in the Apartment, or the quicker west coast hop to LAX/SFO to catch ‘regular’ first class?

    The Apartment looks great but getting to India is a ton of flying…not sure i want to add a long domestic leg to that…[/QUOTE]
    I’ve flown the ‘regular’ diamond F and the apartment on ETD A380 and I will tell you it’s well worth the transcon to JFK. Well, well worth! Not only is The apartment way more spacious, but you also get the onboard bar, the shower (if you value that one, I don’t really but that subjective), and well its the A380. I would choose transcon in a heartbeat. But that’s up to you. Plus, if you are booking this all on an award, then you will get AA first class to JFK as well. See if any routing would take you via LAX from seattle. Then you can additionally enjoy American’s reverse herringbone F class. Unless you were planning on paying hard cash for the transcon flight and miles only for the ETD flight.

  5. Anonymous

    Or buy the ticket from Seattle to Vancouver, and do Cathay Pacific from YVR to JFK to connect with the Etihad flights ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. No Name

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER].

    How is F award availability on AA 3 class to JFK these days? Seem to remember Lucky writing about AA not releasing space and letting the cabin go out empty or with employees?

  7. Anonymous

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 33486, member: 268″][USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER].

    How is F award availability on AA 3 class to JFK these days? Seem to remember Lucky writing about AA not releasing space and letting the cabin go out empty or with employees?[/QUOTE]

    Nonexistent ๐Ÿ™

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