The Dubai Airshow is currently in full swing and amidst a few impressive fly-bys and a lot of industry talk, a cabin that a lot of us have been waiting to see has made its first public appearance - the Etihad A350-1000 Business Class cabin has finally been unveiled.
The Etihad Airbus A380 is home to the most opulent way of traveling on a commercial airliner (The Residence), one of the world's best First Class seats (the Etihad First Class Suite) and it's only one of two commercial aircraft to offer an onboard shower. Sadly, if you were hoping to try out any of these indulgences you won't be doing so any time soon.
It was September 2018 when Etihad became the first of the Gulf carriers to introduce a "hand baggage only" fare but, unlike most other airlines that offer a similar option, Etihad has only been offering these fares on select short-haul routes in its local region. As of this month, however, things have changed and flyers can now buy Etihad's "Deal Fare" on routes further afar.
Etihad has joined the growing list of airlines that are scheduling increased services between their home hubs and various cites in the United States and, in some cases, restarting routes that have been mothballed since the start of the current crisis. Etihad's latest schedule changes seen the airline planning to significantly increase services to Chicago and New York in just a few weeks' time.
Through 24 June 2020, Etihad is selling travel vouchers with a 50% bonus as it looks to boost its cash reserves to help it ride out the current storm, but considering the state of the airline industry right now, is this an option people should be considering?
If you have an American Express card in your wallet you can probably currently get up to 10% off almost all Etihad bookings courtesy of a new offer that has appeared today. Bookings must be made by 14 September 2019 but flights can be taken at any time within the current booking window.
There’s no shortage of service between the UAE and London with Etihad currently offering 3 daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Heathrow and Emirates offering 78 flights/week between Dubai and various London Airports, but apparently, there’s still room for more.
Yesterday I wrote about a number of very good Business Class fares that Etihad is currently offering out of Toronto (roundtrip fares start at under $1,800) and now it seems that the good deals have extended into Europe.
Etihad has just launched an aggressive Business Class sale for departures from Toronto in which it's offering roundtrip fares from just CA$2,353 or ~US$1,745. There isn't exactly a broad set of destinations to which Etihad is offering these great deals but if you're looking to visit The UAE, India or Pakistan this is a sale you should probably be checking out.