(+) Extensive route network, regular sales with good regional connections, good cabin crew (-) No getting away from it -the fleet is old and internally some aircraft are very shabby (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)
(+) good leg room, efficient service, excellent prices, on-line booking, loyalty points through diamond club (-) Need to book early for best prices, flight times may change, changes may be restricted to lowest far tickets (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)
...I have now flown with Etihad 4 times, from London to Dubai, Dubai to Thailand and return. It's a great airline, and because it only flies to few destinations from the UK check in is really quick!
Once aboard the flight I was surprised that even economy class, where I was sat, was very nice. Business class looked amazing and I can only imagine what first class was like (it's sectioned of from...
Advantages: Five Star Service, Low Fares, Very New Aircraft, Generous Frequent Flyer Plan Disadvantages: Change of Plane at Doha...a very cramped Airport. Inconsistant Product.
...My experiences with this airline started in November 2004, when I managed to book a round trip to BKK for £380 including tax from Manchester.
I had heard great things about the airline, which had already been awarded 5* status by Skytrax, the Airline quality passenger forum.
When we boarded our flight, there was already someone sitting in our seats, but the Purser quickly came to our...
Advantages: Comfortable and competent Disadvantages: None really
...over 6 ft tall, the plus side to this is extra leg room the downside was people standing near you waiting to the toilets.
Service on the plane was pretty good with free drinks and two meals, the staff were polite but very busy. The food itself was the standard airline food, I always eat before flying and usually take some fruit to get me through the flight so never bother with the meals although...