Because i cant book etihad award seats online using american airlines miles, i call american airlines at 8008828880. So my strategy has always been to ask for the etihad record locator when booking the ticket with american, and then phoning up etihad for the seats. Booking aa award travel on etihad ey master thread july. However, in early 2016, american devalued their award chart and raised award prices. Save 20% on select economy standard seats as a silver member or book for free if youre a gold or platinum member. All listed packages and accommodation in this website are limited period offers and subject to availability.
Brussels airlines agents should search for x or i fares for economy and business availability, respectively. Etihad now lets you easily select seats online one mile. They have crammed the seats in the plane so close together that the seats, literally, can not be reclined, so theyve disabled the buttons. Etihad now lets you easily select seats online one mile at. How to get the best seat on the plane without paying a. Economy space is only available on etihad operated flights and not on flights operated by our partner airlines. Etihad adds economy seat selection fee business traveller. Etihad becomes latest five star airline to charge for seat. Unlike the bed in the residence, the beds in the etihad apartment are essentially converted sofa seats with mattress cushioning on top, similar to other airlines first class products. Etihad will now charge for preselecting economy seats. Etihad airways operates three class version of airbus a380800.
Worldwide destinations, flight offers and holidays await. This gave us access to the etihad diamond business class at abu dhabi, amazing facilities, free spa treatment available and every type of food and drink imaginable. This just seems like another effort from etihad towards squeezing out the maximum amount of cash possible in line with this thread rather than. My second flight was worse, as the seats did not recline. On longhaul flights, you can choose to buy a christian lacroix sleepwear for a usd 35 or his and hers amenity kits for. Fly with etihad and relax with reclining seats, inflight entertainment and tasty meals. Etihad airways customers can reserve standard seats for a fee up to 24 hours prior to their departure on economy deal, saver and classic fare. The new fee comes into effect from sunday, july 15, and brings the uae national carrier in line with a number of. If youre booking through a partner airline like american youll want to ask them for the etihad confirmation number. Today, etihad airways flights cover more than 110 destinations in 62 countries around the world using a fleet of more than 122 ultramodern aircrafts. However, compared to the usual first class seat that has more cushion, the apartments sofa is naturally quite firm. Etihad airways book your flights on etihad airways. Etihad airways is considered one of the worlds leading airlines with fast growth and continuous modernization.
Founded in 2003, the flag carrier operates from its hub at abu dhabi international airport auh. More etihad economy passengers will be able to travel in additional comfort from december when the airline adds an additional 60 extra legroom seats to its airbus a380s. Its head office is in khalifa city, abu dhabi, near abu dhabis international airport. American airlines miles can also be a great way to book first class on etihad. Seats in economy space are assigned only upon full payment of the associated seat fees and ticket fare.
Now you can organise every aspect of your trip from your mobile phone. This aircraft features 4 classes of service and it operates with 9 first class suites, 70 flat bed business seats and 415 standard economy class seats in addition to the residence, the only three room suite in the sky. The american airlines aadvantage program was previously a favorite for many who had booked etihad first class. Log in to retrieve flights required field required field. Priority boarding and champagne or any other drink of your choice prior to take. Jul 12, 2018 we rate this move, 1 star etihad airways has become the latest airline to introduce fees for economy seat selection, in advance of 24 hours prior to flight. For guests in the united states, if you booked your travel at least 7 days prior to the scheduled departure date and time, you may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours of the booking.
Emirates vs etihad emirates or etihad economy class. The ultimate guide to etihad airways million mile secrets. Etihad holidays reserves the right to change, modify and cancel any offer without prior notice. Etihad flight information airline seat maps, flights. Etihad offers passenger flights to more than 90 destinations in the middle east, asia, africa, europe, oceania, and north america. Etihad guest loyalty members are rewarded with etihad miles when they book accommodations through as a result of a deal inked between and etihad airways in 2019. The older versions fly in a 2 class configuration and the newer aircraft fly in a three class configuration. How to fly etihad airways first class apartment for free. Passengers can bid on up to three seats surrounding their seat, if the bid is won, then these seats will remain passenger free for the duration of the flight. View your flight itinerary or make changes to your booking. Etihad airways operates their airbus a380800 on longhaul flights. Seat map of the airbus a380800 388 the lower deck the lower deck of the airbus a380800 contains only seats of the economy class. Jun 29, 2017 etihad airways has introduced a new neighbourfree seat concept, allowing passengers to bid on up to three extra empty seats adjacent to their booked seat.
American 2408 in coach from austin to chicago on wednesday, april 16, 2014. How to book etihad flights with virgin australia velocity. Etihad airways introduces seat selection fees arabianbusiness. Find your preferred seat on board your etihad airways flight. As part of the new policy which comes into effect today july 15 customers will be able to reserve standard seats for a small fee up to 24 hours prior to their departure on etihads economy deal, saver and classic fare types. I want to fly ngohndbkkusm ngohndbkk on nh and bkkusm on pg this means i need to. Apr, 2020 booking the etihad first class apartment. Etihad has added a new seat selection fee for economy passengers travelling. To select seats youll first need your etihad confirmation number.
Use the value of your flight towards your next trip with etihad credit. Cost to reserve seat in advance will start from dh100. Ive always only booked etihad award tickets using american aadvantage miles, and ive been under the impression that you cant select etihad seats online when booking through a partner airline. Etihad airways etihad guest book awards on ey partner airlines originally posted by reifel hello, i want to use my etihad miles for a combination of partner awards. Mar 25, 2019 however, on our last trip back from london this gave us the chance to try etihad airways new economy space seats. With fullsize blankets, pillows and smart seats, etihad economy class is a comfortable way to fly. If youre booking through a partner airline like american youll want to ask them for the etihad. Aug 08, 2018 one of the best or at least the most fun ways to spend american airlines aadvantage miles is for travel on the etihad apartment, arguably the worlds best first class experience. Reserve your seat at manage my booking, when you check in online, at the airport or even on board. Payment for the economy space seats will not earn any additional etihad guest miles points. These are regular economy seats that have an extra five inches of legroom compared to the rest of economy cabin. Reserving seats on your alternative airlines flight whether you love sitting by the window, or just need a bit of extra legroom, buying a seat can really transform your inflight experience. Etihad airways book flights and save alternative airlines.
Economy space is etihad airways new extra legroom seating option which launched in middecember 2018. The price of the seat is per person, per flight sector. Economy class passengers enjoy comfortable, winged seats equipped with. Etihad airways has not suffered any fatal accidents or injuries during passenger operations.
Book awards on ey partner airlines page 32 flyertalk. Etihad first class apartment, abu dhabi to new york. Aug 27, 2018 you have to go to the etihad website to complete this task. Etihad now lets you easily select seats online one mile at a time. This just seems like another effort from etihad towards squeezing out the maximum amount of cash possible in line with this thread rather than a customer experience improvement. Etihad airways airlines etihad flight booking, offers, flight status. Here, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about seat reservation and show you how to book a seat onto your alternative airlines flight or. May 06, 2016 availability for this partner used to be nonexistent, but in my research the agents had little problem finding seats on my two test routes. Apr 07, 2019 the new seats feature an increased seat pitch of up to 36 inches. The business class seats onboard all of etihad s b777s are arranged in a 121 staggered layout, which means that all seats face forward and that every passenger has direct access to the aisle. Book a flight with etihad airways for more freedom and flexibility to change your travel plans if you need to. In the event of an aircraft type change, etihad will exert its reasonable efforts to reaccommodate guests in similar seats. If you meet all of the safety conditions, we strongly recommend that you book early as seats are available on a firstcome, first served basis. Get great prices on flights with etihad airways australia.
I had high expectations based on etihad s reputation, which made the reality and second class citizen feel of the flight all the more surprising. The last discussion well be having is around the economy class seats. Cabin staff very helpful but etihad, along with similar airlines, really need to look at passenger density. Etihad airways new neighborfree concept lets you bid for. The prices shown on the etihad holidays website are for reference only and are subject to final confirmation. Pick your favourite seat on board or book your extra bags online. Certain ticket types can also bid for a class upgrade or a neighbourfree seat the higher your bid, the more likely youll get the seat. Etihad holidays book your bespoke holiday package deal.
Etihad airways brands their economy seats as coral economy, and this class is offered on all 3 of their aircraft. Why cant we book our seats, when we book we pensioners. Seatguru seat map etihad airline seat maps, flights. This wiki is new, so anyone with 9090 who wishes to add helpful information is, of course, urged to do so.
The ticket was booked via american airlines frequent flyer program aadvantage etihad is a partner airline of american airlines. Well, they did book far ahead so that would seem like a reason for them to have the benefit of more seating options by the way, lastminute buyers would also have to pay extra for one of these seats. When i do this through a 3d party like expedia or travelocity, the 3d party booking receipt will show their book. The economy space seats featuring an increased seat pitch of 36 inches are being added to the superjumbos in a cabin redesign that boosts the number of extra legroom seats from. May 18, 2016 to find award seats eligible for using etihad miles, you can search available award seats on the american airlines website or call etihad. How to select etihad seats online one mile at a time. If youd prefer to rebook your flight to travel before 31 july 2020, please call our contact centre. It is the time to collect money from customers like all airlines doing so they. Use etihads improved booking process for great aa awards. The truth is that etihads premium economy is more like the economy plus model of us airlines, where passengers have a standard economy seat but with extra legroom. This version of the aircraft is configured in three classes with 8 seats in first, 40 seats in business class, and 282 seats in economy class.
Its one of the big reasons why you should be earning american airlines aadvantage miles. Now, this move wouldnt be interesting in the slightest, if the airline was say ryanair, but for a skytrax five star rated airline, the move comes with. There are a few ways to book etihads first class including using etihads own guest miles. Etihad miles may be my new favorite way to book aa flights. Etihad flies three versions of the boeing 777300er. Oct 30, 2015 when making your etihad seat selection, the seats at the front of economy, known as preferred seats,cost dh to reserve, extra legroom seats cost dh520 and standard seats cost dh100. Experience choice step into a virtual tour of our cabins and explore. The economy space seats featuring an increased seat pitch of 36 inches are being added to the superjumbos in a cabin redesign that boosts the number of. Jul 12, 2018 etihad has added a new seat selection fee for economy passengers travelling on certain fares. Etihad airways ey is the national airline of the united arab emirates. Should your journey be in etihad business class or first class, the airline s complimentary chauffeur service is also extended to passengers who book using frequent flyer points, including from partner airlines such as virgin australia. Fly roundtrip across the atlantic for 21,972 etihad miles on brussels airlines. Mar 09, 2018 to reach the dedicated etihad guest call center, youll need to call etihad at 18776900767, press 1 for english, then press 4 dont press 2 for first and business class bookings, then press 1 to book or change a flight, then press 1 to book or change a flight using etihad guest miles. If booking through a partner airline i always request the etihad record locator at the time i ticket my reservation.
Etihad airways boeing 787 dreamliner business class. Jul 15, 2018 abu dhabis etihad airways has introduced seat selection fees on economy class flights, the airline announced on sunday. Book your flights with etihad airways to abu dhabi and beyond. Manage seats at etihad airlines have online checkin from 24 hours before the flight. Flights to the philippines mark the start of an exciting journey to a country that offers buzzing cities, ornate spanish fortresses, white sandy beaches and some of the worlds most incredible views. Jan 18, 2015 how to select etihad seats online step 1. But you will have to know your ticket number or the etihad booking number.
For example, while it has long been possible to book the etihad chauffeur through etihads website, it hasnt even been possible to select seats online for a partner booking. From july 15 customers purchasing economy deal, saver or classic fares will have to pay a small fee. Note that this seating pattern means that middle pairs and window seats have a few inchescm more length in bed mode than the aisle seats. Using miles to book these seats isnt exactly straightforward, but its not impossible either. The number of the staff is around 26,757 employees from 153 different nationalities. If you love admiring the view from the window or you fancy a bit more legroom you can find the seat you need with alternative airlines.
Etihad airways is introducing a seat selection fee on all economy class fllights. But if you have american airlines aadvantage miles, it is absolutely the best option. Etihad airways has several partner airlines, which means that you can use your miles collected with one of these carriers frequent flyer programs to book a free award seats on etihad airways although youll still have to pay some taxes, fees and carrier charges. You can earn etihad miles by transferring amex membership rewards points, citi thankyou points, or starwood points. Pillows and blankets are included in economy class. All listed packages and accommodation in this website are limited period offers and subject to. Best ways to book etihad first class using points 2020. In just a few clicks, check in, select your seat and get your boarding pass. Etihad introduces advance seat selection fee the national. It is the time to collect money from customers like all airlines doing so they also. Etihad goes big on extralegroom seating airline ratings.290 1554 416 837 115 714 1361 211 1347 1422 970 417 695 914 1077 1265 645 1155 1166 1349 473 1096 505 1572 1487 50 815 1502 1509 1525 185 1260 398 941 185 162 1083 654 411 279 788