Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta

I had a very long layover from the afternoon with my connecting flight to Jakarta departing at 3am in the middle of the night. That left me a lot of time to shower, have dinner and even a short nap in the Business class lounge which got really crowded at night. There was no nap rooms or lounger chairs so I just slept on one … Continue reading Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta

Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Geneva to Abu Dhabi

It was an early start to this day as I boarded the 07:52 train for the short 7 minute journey to the airport from the Geneva city centre. It was on arrival at the airport that it took some time for me to collect my luggage at the SBB office as the staff was away. That short delay meant I checked in just in time, … Continue reading Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Geneva to Abu Dhabi

Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Abu Dhabi to Geneva

Boarding started on time around 1:35am though our flight was from a remote stand. This meant the gate was just one floor below the lounge accessed via the escalators just around the lounge exit. As I reached the gate, boarding was just starting and First Class passengers gets a car while Business class passengers gets their own bus. The bus for Business class waited till … Continue reading Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Abu Dhabi to Geneva

Etihad Business Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

From the St Regis, I was picked up on time by the Etihad chauffeur service and the car that night was another Mercedes Benz E-Class station wagon or estate car. This was useful for storing my ski bags and the trip back to the airport was uneventful as I had a friendly chat with the chauffeur. My short stay in Abu Dhabi allowed me to … Continue reading Etihad Business Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad Arrival Experience and Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

After collecting my luggage that took a while to come out, there was no wait at the customs clearance and no checks either. From there, I head towards the Arrivals lounge to get the free chauffeur ride to the St Regis by the Corniche. Etihad follows the lead of other Middle-East carriers in providing chauffeur service in Abu Dhabi and through their free stopover program, … Continue reading Etihad Arrival Experience and Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi

Arrived at Jakarta’s Terminal 3 where all the non-budget carriers international flights depart from at around 10:45pm. There was no queue at check in with only a couple of passengers checking in on the Economy class side. Staff was quick in checking my Visas and I was able to leave my checked ski bags by the counter easily. No priority security screening for Etihad Business … Continue reading Etihad 787-9 Business Class from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi