Etihad baggage + op up questions

Old Aug 27, 16, 10:35 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 272
Etihad baggage + op up questions

Hello,

I am transiting AUH between two intercontinental economy class flights on a single ticket. I arrive in AUH early in the morning, and depart very late (after midnight) that night.

(1) Will Etihad retain my checked baggage (i.e. will they through-check to final destination), even with the 19 hour layover, so that I can go into the city?

(2) After arrival, can I visit one of the Etihad Guest Gold lounges before going into the city?

(3) I have read that Etihad sometimes op-ups passengers. Am I more likely to receive an upgrade using my Etihad Guest Gold or Freccia Alata card? I would prefer to accrue to Freccia Alata.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by intltravel90; Aug 27, 16 at 11:19 am
intltravel90 is offline  
Old Aug 30, 16, 4:58 am
  #2  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 272
Hello,

Bumping this up in case anyone has knowledge of any of the questions here.
intltravel90 is offline  
Old Aug 30, 16, 5:28 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Programs: Platinum: KL Gold: A3 Rust: BA
Posts: 25,408
Yes, yes, and while you are more likely to be upgraded as an EY Gold [with EY Plats ahead of all EY Golds in the pecking order], you are not likely to be upgraded at all so should not be thinking of op-ups.
irishguy28 is offline  
Old Aug 30, 16, 9:55 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 5
Thank you for your helpful reply.
usfly is offline  
Old Sep 6, 16, 7:53 am
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 272
Thanks, irishguy28. Are there lockers for use in the lounge (to leave bags in during the day while in the city)?
intltravel90 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: