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Forum: Middle East
Dec 4, 19, 10:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By csdf

In AUH, there's a Duty Free right next to the...

In AUH, there's a Duty Free right next to the baggage carousels, in both terminals 1 and 3. The allowances are easily findable on the web, but they're fairly standard amounts. ...
Nov 24, 19, 10:34 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By csdf

Gold & Platinum

Gold & Platinum
Nov 19, 19, 10:41 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By csdf

Anecdotally, when I arrive back to AUH off an...

Anecdotally, when I arrive back to AUH off an A380 from London, the baggage carousel normally has no more than 15-20 people waiting to pick up. Let's assume 450 passengers. So that's 5% stopping in...
Nov 15, 19, 5:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By csdf

The one way chauffeur thing is fine. Just book...

The one way chauffeur thing is fine. Just book two single miles redemptions instead of a return, then you get a chauffeur both times in Abu Dhabi.
Nov 7, 19, 1:58 am
Replies: 68
Views: 15,195
Posted By csdf

It hasn't been for some time. AFAIR it's based...

It hasn't been for some time. AFAIR it's based on the fare paid.
Oct 27, 19, 12:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By csdf

Just don't inflate it until you're at cruising...

Just don't inflate it until you're at cruising altitude...
Oct 1, 19, 12:23 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,893
Posted By csdf

Good news if this is a consistent change across...

Good news if this is a consistent change across the network.
Sep 18, 19, 12:15 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By csdf

The first class lounge can be explored in about 3...

The first class lounge can be explored in about 3 minutes. It will be serving food at 11pm as a bunch of flights leave in the early hours.
Aug 29, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,235
Posted By csdf

I'm so jaded with Etihad that I saw that email...

I'm so jaded with Etihad that I saw that email and immediately deleted it, assuming it was yet another trash Rewards Shop email. So we can now select seats for free, but only after we have made the...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 15, 19, 1:01 am
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By csdf

Depends how many people on the bus have e-visas...

Depends how many people on the bus have e-visas and how many need to get them at the border.
Aug 14, 19, 2:50 am
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By csdf

I have flown extensively and virtually never...

I have flown extensively and virtually never received an op-up (4 times out of 153 segments, to be precise) despite always being either Gold or Platinum. Others posting here, like you, seem to be...
Jun 10, 19, 12:46 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,678
Posted By csdf

Etihad Y vs Emirates Y comparison (child-focused)

Having suffered a recent trip in Etihad economy, I booked the next flight on Emirates to compare and contrast. Both flights were medium-haul to Europe in economy, travelling with lap infant so I'll...
May 1, 19, 1:30 am
Replies: 72
Views: 10,555
Posted By csdf

I quite agree. The new food tray for children is...

I quite agree. The new food tray for children is a lot worse than the old one too. And yes, an iPad per child is a ridiculous idea.
Apr 30, 19, 1:33 am
Replies: 72
Views: 10,555
Posted By csdf

Weird, that's a very different experience from...

Weird, that's a very different experience from mine. I got the "old" food on my way out and the "new" food on the way back.
For the "old" food, I got:

Hot dish, bread, salad, orange juice (or...
Apr 29, 19, 12:23 am
Replies: 72
Views: 10,555
Posted By csdf

Obviously, it's a press release, they're not...

Obviously, it's a press release, they're not designed to sound terrible. The problem is that the reality doesn't match the press release.
Apr 28, 19, 11:29 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 10,555
Posted By csdf

I experienced the new economy food last week....

I experienced the new economy food last week. Contrary to the advertising puff it was smaller and worse quality than the old offering. No more metal cutlery. It appears to be designed to push people...
Apr 20, 19, 11:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By csdf

Anecdotally, the flights to from LHR have been...

Anecdotally, the flights to from LHR have been chock-a-block recently. Maybe it's the Easter holidays though - EY laid on an extra fourth daily flight in April.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 31, 19, 2:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By csdf

In Dubai, Uber and Careem may be cheaper. In Abu...

In Dubai, Uber and Careem may be cheaper. In Abu Dhabi, their fares are regulated deliberately to be more expensive than taxis. Hence a taxi will be the cheapest option leaving from Abu Dhabi.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 27, 19, 6:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By csdf

Taxis will be cheaper than any car company

Taxis will be cheaper than any car company
Forum: Middle East
Mar 11, 19, 3:06 am
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By csdf

If you're flying all the way to the UAE then...

If you're flying all the way to the UAE then there's lots closer than Jordan to fill your time with:
- Ras al Khaimah and the Hajjar mountains with simultaneous views across both the Gulf to Iran...
Jan 27, 19, 12:58 am
Replies: 68
Views: 15,195
Posted By csdf

Are you UAE based? I wondered upthread if they...

Are you UAE based? I wondered upthread if they deliberately didn't upgrade UAE-based plats (my experience is similar to yours).
Dec 9, 18, 11:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By csdf

In-flight entertainment survey

Anyone else get the slightly confusing inflight entertainment survey, which appeared to be geared to prove the point that Etihad should strip out TV screens, then charge customers to rent a tablet...
Nov 21, 18, 10:38 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 15,195
Posted By csdf

There really isn't one. I'm considering jacking...

There really isn't one. I'm considering jacking in the ADCB Etihad card too.
Nov 5, 18, 10:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By csdf

I think you might have guessed that from the...

I think you might have guessed that from the URL...
Nov 4, 18, 11:58 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By csdf

Etihad brand "too exclusive"

https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2018/11/04/etihad-admits-its-brand-was-too-exclusive-is-now-aiming-to-be-inclusive/

More discussion of the Ryanair-isation of Etihad. It would be interesting to...
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