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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Does anyone have a list of aircrafts due to delivery in the future to EY?

What routes are under planing (beside Lahore, KL, Manila, Dhaka and Jakarta mentioned on their website)?

Did anyone fly Etihad, if yes, how was it?


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Dont have the specific numbers or slot assignments off hand...

...but they did order the A332, A345, A346, 773ER, and A388 recently.


A pretty shweet fleet, minus the A340s of course.

[Edited 2005-01-08 20:04:07]

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3285 times:
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They ordered -

4 x A380
4 x A345
4 x A346
12 x A330 (not sure if -200 or -300)
5 x 773ER




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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Does anyone have delivery dates of those aircraft ordered?


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User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5032 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

Strong rumors they are going to start service to BRU by summer season, with onward flight to YYZ.

User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

12 X A330-200's btw

filler
filler
filler


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Delivery of first 777-300ER is in Oct05 as per Boeing's press release a few weeks ago. All five delivered by the end of this year.

The777Man



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Did anyone fly Etihad, if yes, how was it?

I didn't fly on them but I found a detailed trip report on Airliners.de (in German but with many pictures), click here to read it.

Patrick


User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

@ ConcordeBoy: Since Ethiad is a new Boeing customer, what will be their customer number? They will have the 777-3??ER

Of course anyone can answer, but IMO ConcordeBoy seems to know ALOT.  Smile



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User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

I think MAN is a route they are looking into, plus BHX we will have to wait and see


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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

EY have started flights to Dammam and Riyadh.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

HUYfan
that is what it does say on their website, thank you.

So we might talk about MAN, BRU and BHX.

They also will increase their flights into India I guess. If flying into KUL, they might consolidate that with MNL or JKT in the beginning.

Sabena332
thanks for the trip report



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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

GLA is also rumoured to be under consideration, but I can't see it happening anytime soon. MAN will most likely be the next UK destination.


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User currently offlineCb777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

I heard EWR service in the future with the 777's

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Etihad Airways passenger comments can be found on the following website :

http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/etihad.htm

What EY need to do fast is to upgrade their business class from the hopeless 46 inch seat pitch to at least 55-60 in order to effectively compete with EK-QR-GF worldwide. Their F class seat pitch is 74 inches which is OK but EKs-GFs exceed 80+!!!

I think that with the delivery of the new A 332s/A340s/B773ERs, we will see a total makeover of their premium cabins just like EK is doing with their new A 340NGs and B 773ERs.


User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

They ordered -

...
4 x A346
...
5 x 773ER


And Why the hell did they order the 773ER AND the A346? That doesn't make any sense when creating a new fleet. They are optimezed for the same mission profile.

It looks to me a little bit like a child composing a new fleet  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

A350



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

They ordered the B 773ERs because they needed long haul high density aircraft ASAP and Boeing said that the B 773ERs would be delivered one by one within 1 year of the order being place. If Boeing said that it would take 3-4 years for the B 773ERs to be delivered then I dont think so EY would have ordered them.

But at the end of the day, it was good that EY ordered the B 773ERs because now with the flexible B 777-A 340 fleet, it will enable them in the future due to their dual long haul fleet to bargain for higher discounts from both aircraft manufacturers for both types as well as future variants such as A 350s and B 7E7s.


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
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Etihad WILL come in BRU.

They launched applications for vacant positions in BRU last week on the BIAC website.

Frequency should be 3x/4x a week with a AUH-BRU-YYZ routing, including 5th freedom rights of traffic.

Let's hope it will be with a 773ER...  Big grin

FB.



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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I flew Etihad LGW-AUH-BKK and back over xmas/new year.

Flew on 1 x A340 and 3 x A332

The IFE on the A330's is still branded as "TAM" (which is where they got them 2nd hand).

In flight service was quite good, with lots of drinks service (alcohol is served), pre flight water and hot towels, 8 page printed menu's in Y class, with 3 x meal choice on each sector, we even had proper metal knives and forks in Y class on the AUH-BKK sectors.

Movie choice on the IFE was pretty poor, none of which was AVOD, with only six english channels cycled.

I normally fly VS, but the whole Etihad expericence/service was nowhere near as smooth as you would find on VS.

For example at LGW there was (apparently) a head count problem, and we sat on the tarmac for an hour whilst they sorted it, with no cabin announcements.

All in all a good effort for such a young airline, and it will be interesting to see how there product compares wheh they get their own brand new shiney planes....

[Edited 2005-01-10 17:18:47]

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

geeez..the skytrax website reviewers really didn't give Etihad the best responses, maybe they should focus on their service as opposed to becoming the next super air carrier of the planet.......

i think i'll stick with EK......they have a phenom IFE, but their seats in cattle class suck on the 340-500's..not bad on the 777's though



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Jacobin777...I suggest you change from EY-EK and fly QATAR AIRWAYS A 332s and A 333s....MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN ANY ARAB AIRLINE and is one of the worlds 3 only 5 star airlines.

My friends flew EK in the summer LHR-KHI via DXB and this Dec LHR-DOH-KHI and said that QR can beat EK anyday of the week when it comes to cabin crew service, seat size in Y class but is on par with IFE with comparing EKs B 777s and QRs A 333s.


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