Etihad during ramadan

Old May 29, 13, 4:05 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 109
Etihad during ramadan

Is there a normal meal service on day flights during Ramadan? And is there also alchohol served onboard? I will be flying pearl business class from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok this summer... Please let me know. Thanks a lot!!
Sebas21 is offline  
Old May 29, 13, 10:32 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Programs: Etihad Gold
Posts: 751
Yes, but no alcohol in the lounges.
Jimbob247 is offline  
Old May 30, 13, 3:16 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Executive Club - Bronze, SQ KrisFlyer
Posts: 423
It is generally accepted that those travelling are exempt from keeping a fast, although many will still fast, and that the days where a fast is not kept are made up following Ramadan.

Meals are still served on-board.
Speedbird676 is offline  
Old May 30, 13, 5:11 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: KYE
Posts: 4,141
Originally Posted by Speedbird676 View Post
It is generally accepted that those travelling are exempt from keeping a fast, although many will still fast, and that the days where a fast is not kept are made up following Ramadan.
They are made up after/before Ramadan.
edy4eva is offline  
Old Jun 2, 13, 3:56 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rambling ex Ringway/MAN/EGCC
Programs: EY Gold Elite; EK Gold; SPG Gold; Hertz #1 Club Gold
Posts: 35
For the last few years, I've noticed no change at all to the onboard service.

In the First Class lounge, food and drink are available in the seated dining area. Alcaholic beverages were descretely served after sunset only on some of my visits. I think that it depends on how busy the lounge is at the time of your visit.

Hope this helps.

RR
Ringway Rambler is offline  
Old May 23, 14, 3:08 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UAE
Programs: EY Gold AB Gold Europcar Privilege Executive
Posts: 134
I have just realized that I will be traveling in F during Ramadan! (starts 27th/28th June this year I think) We will be in the lounge before Iftar does this mean NO alcohol will be served? Will the cigar lounge be open? Will the restaurant be serving their full menu?! I understand that the service onboard isn't affected!
Many thanks for help
minmaguire is offline  
Old Jun 28, 14, 7:25 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UAE
Programs: EY Gold AB Gold Europcar Privilege Executive
Posts: 134
To answer my own Q booze not served from 3am until sunset. Food and nonalcoholic drinks served as normal.
minmaguire is offline  
Old Jun 29, 14, 10:40 am
  #8  
R7U
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Programs: TK Elite; HH Diamond; AA Plat; CC Gold
Posts: 307
Originally Posted by minmaguire View Post
To answer my own Q booze not served from 3am until sunset. Food and nonalcoholic drinks served as normal.
Thanks for sharing!
R7U is offline  
Old Jul 5, 14, 6:15 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dublin, Ireland / Doha, Qatar
Programs: BD G lapsed, EY silver lapsed, EK silver lapsed, BA blue
Posts: 436
I spoke to the Gold / Silver call centre yesterday (after waiting about 15 minutes on hold..). After making the change I needed to make, I raised this question. The agent said he needed to speak to a supervisor.

The answer I was given was that normal alcohol service is made on board during Ramadan, so no change.

Does that tie in with the experience of recent travellers?
Grantosol is offline  
Old Jul 6, 14, 3:03 am
  #10  
Hyatt 10+ BadgeFour Seasons 5+ Badge
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SYD
Programs: QF WP (OWE), VA PLAT, EY GLD, SPG PLAT, Hyatt DIA, Hilton DIA, Hertz PC
Posts: 6,812
Originally Posted by Grantosol View Post
I spoke to the Gold / Silver call centre yesterday (after waiting about 15 minutes on hold..). After making the change I needed to make, I raised this question. The agent said he needed to speak to a supervisor.

The answer I was given was that normal alcohol service is made on board during Ramadan, so no change.

Does that tie in with the experience of recent travellers?
The above refer to lounges, not on board.
m0hamed is offline  
Old Jul 6, 14, 5:02 am
  #11  
Tel
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK
Programs: old,FB gold,BMI silver,QR Gold,HH Gold.SPG Gold BA Silver
Posts: 137
Originally Posted by Jimbob247 View Post
Yes, but no alcohol in the lounges.
No alcohol in Al Dhabi lounge between 4am and 8pm and then normal.
Tel is offline  
Old Jul 6, 14, 2:15 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Programs: Etihad Gold
Posts: 751
Yes the OP asked about day flights.

Free flowing booze in Paris tonight with the sun still high.
Jimbob247 is offline  
Old Jul 7, 14, 4:23 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: nyc
Programs: CO Plat & MP 1K
Posts: 870
Last year they served alcohol during the day on the flight during Ramadan.
rlbmorton is offline  
Old Jul 7, 14, 12:01 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: FRA
Programs: EY Guest Platinum; A3 Gold; Delta Platinum, BA Silver, IHG Gold
Posts: 484
Alcohol in Frankfurt (10am) in -flight, in the AL Dhabi lounge (8.15pm) and in-flight to Bkk
h1ghfly3r is offline  
Old Jul 8, 14, 2:40 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,903
So maybe a Muslim "insider" can enlighten us why they serve food and beverages in the lounge during daytime, but not alcohol (which is however served at night). Either they are Shariah-compliant and do not serve alcohol anytime of day (and year), or they accept that they have paying non-Muslim guests as well and serve alcohol throughout.

I am in favor of the latter approach, which I think EK pursues.
CalFlyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: