I am looking forward to my first experience with Etihad Airways. They will take me to my little adventure in Down Under with stopover in Abu Dhabi and Singapore. Since I have never flown with them before, I naturally tried to find some reviews online, checked out the seating chart on seat guru and looked for some personal videos on YouTube to avoid any bad surprises.

And I have to admit, what I’ve read so far, sounds pretty darn good: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in the past ten years established itself as the World’s Leading Airline.

As one of the fastest growing airlines in commercial aviation history, Etihad Airways is constantly adding exciting destinations to its global network. So whether you want to visit Europe’s greatest cities, such as  London, Paris and Milan, or venture off to Moscow, Nairobi, Australia or Beirut, Etihad Airways can take you there.

Coral Economy Class

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  • Coral Economy Class seats are ergonomically designed and feature lumbar support – just what you need for a comfortable long haul flight.
  • Every seat has a power outlet to charge your smartphone, iPad or laptop.
  • A choice of three main meals on flights from Australia and, for something special, a café-style beverage service which includes teas, hot chocolate and cappuccino.
  • An on-demand inflight entertainment system, with 10.4 inch seat back TV screens, offers more than 650 hours of non-stop entertainment and features some of the latest box office movies and popular TV shows.

Lie-flat beds and direct aisle access in Pearl Business Class

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  • Guaranteed lie-flat beds on all flights from Australia and all long haul flights across the network.
  • Direct aisle access – even for window seats.

Etihad also offer an à la carte menu with restaurant-style meal service and a ‘Kitchen Anytime’ dining option, so you can eat whenever you like! Not sure what to choose from the international and Arabic menu options? Ask for a recommendation from their Food and Beverage Manager, culinary experts handpicked from some of the world’s finest dining establishments who are dedicated to Pearl Business Class guests.

On the ground, they offer complimentary door-to-door chauffer services at selected locations and exclusive lounges at Abu Dhabi Airport, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Manchester, Paris, Washington D.C. and Dublin International Airports.

Etihad’s Diamond First Class – the best in class

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Etihad guarantees each First Class guest a luxury suite which features a 5’7” high privacy screen and Poltrona Frau leather seats (the same leather used in Ferraris) that convert to a spacious, fully-flat bed. Guests can dine-on-demand with an extensive selection of restaurant-style dishes, all prepared on board by a professional chef from a fully stocked larder.

On the ground, they offer complimentary door-to-door chauffer services at selected locations and exclusive lounges at Abu Dhabi Airport, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Manchester, Paris, Washington D.C. and Dublin International Airports.

World’s Leading Airline four years running!

Etihad Airways was voted ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Travel Awards and awarded ‘World’s Best First Class’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Etihad have also swept the pool of the Skytrax First Class category in 2012 and 2013! These prestigious awards, voted by travel executives and consumers the world over, mean you can feel confident you are booking with the best.

Well, I guess, it’s time that I experience the best and who knows, maybe my favorite airline so far will be “dethroned” ;-). Of course, I will share my personal experience with you as soon as I am back home.

xoxo

source and photo credentials: Etihad Airways