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Believe it or not Etihad has only just turned 15 years old (it feels like it’s been around a lot longer than that) and the airline is celebrating its Birthday by launching a few Business Class and Economy Class promotional fares out of London and Manchester.
Not only do the promotional fares offer a discount on what the airline usually charges but they also come with a free 2-night stopover in Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad – i.e the airline will pay for your hotel.
Etihad 15th Birthday Fares
The rules you need to be aware of are as follows:
- Book by 12 November 2018
- Travel between 15 January & 15 June 2019
And here are the promotional fares (link to the promotion):
Departures from London:
Departures from Manchester:
Get A Free Stopover In Abu Dhabi
Clearly Etihad isn’t going to pay for you to stay at the hotel of your choice (the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi would have been nice!) but the airline is offering a choice of 7 properties for anyone wanting a free stopover in Abu Dhabi.
- Radisson Blu Yas Island
- Holiday Inn Downtown
- Crowne Plaza Yas Island
- Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre.
- Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
- Le Royal Meridien
- Ramada Corniche
Here’s how to book the trip and the links you’ll need:
The key here is to use the multi-city booking option when selecting your flights and making sure you leave yourself two nights in Abu Dhabi to take advantage of the free hotel nights.
While none of the fares can be called stunning there are one or two reasonable deals here considering the flights depart from the UK.
I’m still a big fan of the Etihad Business Class product that the airline offers on its A380 and 787 aircraft (reviewed here) and the Business Class product on the 777s isn’t exactly shabby (reviewed here) so comfort up front shouldn’t be an issue.
In Economy Class the service is pretty good (especially by US and European standards) but the amount of personal space on offer is no more than you’ll find in a British Airways Economy Class cabin.