Europe – 2016

Etihad Airways A330/A340/777 Diamond First Class Overview

I flew back from Europe with Etihad in First Class as part of a one-way redemption using Velocity Points, initially departing from Geneva, with a stop in Abu Dhabi for 12 hours, and then connecting onward to Sydney.

I’ve already covered the Abu Dhabi to Sydney leg in Etihad A380 First Class Apartments, however, before that I enjoyed Etihad’s First Class service in one of their Airbus A330s from Geneva to Abu Dhabi.
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Etihad A380 First Class Apartment Overview

I had the chance to sample Etihad‘s unique First Class cabin in one of their small fleet of Airbus A380’s late last year – and it blew me away.

Travelling in Premium Economy, Business or First Class for me is all about the seat – as a tall guy with long legs, I really value the space and comfort, much more so than food, wine or champagne. Etihad First Class Apartments really delivered.

It’s unlike any other seat or cabin I’ve experienced, and we’re fortunate to have two cities in Australia receiving daily service – and the ability for those with larger Velocity balances to redeem their points for it.
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