Tagged: Etihad

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Virgin Australia Business Class: LAX-BNE B777-300ER

Virgin Australia announced their new ‘The Business’ cabin in 2014 and their first B777-300ER flew with the new offering on April 30th, 2016. The retrofitting took a few months but was 100% complete on August 31st, 2016. I had a confirmed Premium Economy seat using Virgin America miles but I was...

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Inflight WiFi Comparison 2016

By now, most flyers are used to having the opportunity to stay connected while inflight. It’s not always fast or economical so I’ll compare my WiFi experiences over the past 12 months amongst multiple airlines and aircraft around the world. It’s come a long way since my last post in...

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Etihad First Apartment: AUH-SYD A380

Etihad introduced their new A380 with Apartments and The Residence on December 27th, 2014 serving their Abu Dhabi to London route. Ever since they started this service I’ve been eyeing any opportunity to try it out and my dream came true last month. With the devaluation of American Airlines miles...

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Etihad Economy Coral Class: IAD-AUH B787-900

I needed a positioning flight for my AUH-SYD flight in which I used American miles to book Etihad’s new Apartment Class. Getting to Abu Dhabi from LAX can be easy by flying their nonstop flight but it’s on their older 777. Flying to IAD allowed me to try their new plane,...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 5

Part 5: Returning Home AUH-JFK Etihad EY103 Suite Class: I was ready for a comfortable flight back to the US after touring around Dubai for 36 hours. I arrived to the airport early to make sure I could take advantage of the lounge and I didn’t want to miss this flight. It was scheduled...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 4

Part 4: Middle East Flights CMB Airport 6 Hour Layover: Prior to arriving to Colombo, I was able to obtain my Etihad boarding pass and added it to Passbook on my iPhone. Upon arriving to the Araliya Business Class Lounge, I soon realized that this wasn’t going to be any easy...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 1

How it Started?: When I was surfing around FlyerTalk one night, I came across a “mistake fare” post. Etihad was offering one-way flights for $995 from CMB (Colombo, Sri Lanka) to DFW (Dallas Fort Worth, TX) flying First Class/Suite Class. I booked the flight not knowing what to do for the...