JetSet Oligarch Discusses Etihad First Class, the Etihad Apartment onboard the Etihad A380, and Etihad Airways news.

Etihad First Class
Etihad First Class

( — August 20, 2016) — Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the face of Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers nothing short of considerate, cultured, generous and warm hospitality. In recent years Etihad began fitting its B787 Dreamliners and Airbus A380s with top-notch hard products in order to improve the commercial flight experience for their premium customers. “The Lobby” is one such feature, which is a fully serviced lounge located between the business class and first class cabins of the A380. The Etihad A380 also offers 9 First Apartments that are characterized as private suites with reclining lounge seats and separate full-length beds. The apartments also have sliding doors that are 64 inches wide, a minibar, wardrobe, a TV monitor that allows a wide field of view, and a personal vanity area.

Etihad flights have been operational since 2003 and the carrier has been one of the quickest growing commercial airlines.

As a leading global airline brand, Etihad Airways has received the World’s Leading Airline Award for five years consecutively at the World Travel Worlds and has also been awarded Best First Class Airline by the Skytrax World Airline Awards. This reinforces customer confidence in the services offered by the airline since they are gaining global recognition.

To realize its dream of global airline status, Etihad has employed a collaborative strategy. This is characterized by minority investments in airlines that possess a strategic importance as well as codeshare partnerships that have a firm base. This ensures that customers have a wide array of destinations to select from at any given time.

Etihad has a competent and qualified team that has seen it experience exponential growth over the years. Such leadership ensures that the airline has a capable team that customers have come to depend on.

The airline is renowned for its excellent service. This is exhibited by numerous positive Etihad Airways reviews from satisfied passengers.

Etihad flights
Etihad Airways features some of the most modern aircraft with a fleet of 128 planes as of this writing.

Additional services 
Etihad Airways has been steadily increasing its services throughout the world. In August of 2016, a brand new Dreamliner landed in Shanghai from Abu Dhabi, which is now the seventh global destination for this type of aircraft and features 28 new business and 271 new economy class seats.   

As for the Airbus A380, Etihad added services between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai in May of 2016, and Abu Dhabi and Melbourne in June of 2016. The aircraft has four classes of service and it operates with 9 First Apartments, 70 Business Studio seats, and 415 economy Smart Seats. These are in addition to ‘The Residence’, which is the only suite in the sky that has 3 rooms, consisting of a separate bedroom, an en-suite shower, and a living room.

Etihad First Class
The airline revolutionized the luxury first class experience with the incorporation of the Etihad Apartment when they launched A380 service. The First Class Apartment comprises a large leather armchair that comes with a separate ottoman, which becomes a 6 foot and 10 inch long bed. Additionally, it has adequate room to walk around in after the privacy doors are shut. It offers passengers a sanctuary that is private with additional features. These include 5-star cuisine prepared by an in-flight chef, a magnificent mini-bar, a 24 inch swiveling television, and a shower that is shared amongst the 9 First Class Apartments.

Etihad has several lounges to suit the fancy of their customers. The dedicated Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa in Abu Dhabi, which opened in May of 2016, offers a world-class experience to passengers before they board their flights. This is comparable to the treatment you would receive in a 5 star hotel. It has a dining area, bar, Six Senses Spa with complimentary treatments, fitness room, and a play room. It also has a cigar lounge, a Residence lounge, and numerous additional features that will create an unparalleled pre-flight experience.


( — August 20, 2016) —