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Free Stopover of Two Nights in Abu Dhabi For Etihad Airways 15th Birthday Sale

To celebrate the first flight operated by Etihad Airways — which was a ceremonial flight to Al Ain exactly 15 years ago today on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 — the airline is offering a sale in commemoration of its 15th birthday…

…and you can enjoy a free stopover of two nights in Abu Dhabi at select hotel properties when you travel between…

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Etihad Airways to Charge Extra For Most Seat Assignments

Enhance your Economy Class journey is the title of an e-mail message which I received earlier today from Etihad Airways; and although I almost ignored it primarily due to the typical misuse of the word enhance, I opened it anyway and was rather stunned to read its content.

The first paragraph of the e-mail message is as follows…

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Show Your Etihad Boarding Pass For Discounts in Abu Dhabi

If you flew as a passenger on an airplane operated by Etihad Airways and you are visiting Abu Dhabi, you can simply show your boarding pass to discounts at dozens of places — such as hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions — as your ticket to potential savings.

Your valid boarding pass or e-boarding pass automatically becomes the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass, which grants to you…

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If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Disjoin From Them: American Airlines Ends Codeshare Relationships With Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways

American Airlines is ending its codeshare relationships with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways effective as of Thursday, March 1, 2018, according to multiple media sources; and the main reason is because of the ongoing Open Skies debate in which representatives of airlines based in the United States accuse the three airlines of the Persian Gulf — Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways — of…

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Electronics Ban No Longer Applies to These Five Airlines — But…

The “aviation security enhancements” — which is known more popularly and appropriately as an electronics ban — became effective on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 with which all personal electronic devices larger than a mobile telephone were required to be placed and secured in checked baggage at ten airports from which flights depart for the United States, as they were no longer permitted in carry-on luggage or other accessible property in any passenger cabin aboard airplanes on the affected flights.

As first mentioned in this article pertaining to Royal Jordanian Airlines — from which the news of the electronics ban was first leaked…

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One Example of Where Starpoints are More Than Double the Value of Marriott Rewards Points

In this promotion where you can earn 20 percent more Etihad Guest miles when converting from partner currencies through Monday, October 31, 2016 is one example of where Starpoints are more than double the value of Marriott Rewards points — but an explanation of the details of the promotion is needed in order to provide an illustration of that point.

All you need to do is select from your choice of 16 points conversion partners consisting of…

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Your Chance to Win Tickets for Two Aboard the Airbus A380 Aircraft Operated by Etihad Airways

To celebrate its Airbus A380 aircraft flying daily between New York and Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is offering to give away to one winner of this promotion tickets for two people to try out the new aircraft for themselves as passengers — but you must be a resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or greater and who is a member of Facebook in order to participate in this contest.

No purchase is necessary; and there is a limit of a maximum of one entry per person for the duration of this promotion — but you must…

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Are Middle Eastern Carriers Really Superior to Other Commercial Airlines?

“Have you flown one of these middle eastern carriers? I’d love to know what you think. Should other airlines be worried? Is the competition unfair?”

George Hobica — the founder of Airfarewatchdog — asked those questions in this article in The Huffington Post pertaining to his experience as a passenger in the business class cabin on airplanes operated by Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

Why, yes I have, George — and I initially agreed with you on my first flight on Etihad Airways, where I wrote that “this is one of the better economy class cabins I have ever experienced” and that “my first experience suggests that Etihad Airways is a top choice.”

However…

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