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Why Not Even Try Etihad To Abu Dhabi?  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 24476 times:

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As salam aleykum, dear readers,

there are a couple of decisions to do when I´am alone on travel. Sometimes faster, sometimes not, but mostly I find a suitable option to go.
A completely other situation while travelling with a group of different individuals.
When and where to go?. Where to stay?. Where to eat?. Which way?. A lot of discussion up and down till there is a compromise ok with all the participants.
This experience is no exception, but to my surprise faster than earlier examples, we settled for Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways.
Needless to say that this is a new departure airport and much more needless to say that there is also a new plane type which helps me to go.

This is the routemap around this trip:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=FRA-AUH-FRA&MS=wls&MR=300&MX=720x360&PM=*

Thanx to:

http://www.gcmap.com/


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 24753 times:

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Only a couple of days after my arrival back in Germany from Italy:

Ready For The New Plane Smell?: AZ CityLiner E75 (by FLIEGER67 Apr 25 2012 in Trip Reports)

We are prepared for the next run.

The actually flown routes are here on this map:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

AUH is departure airport no. 211:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the first 200 examples:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The fare per leg, per person, managed by Exp.de is 210.00 Euro´s, ok so far.
Well, the not that long ago happened partial airberlin takeover by Etihad counts for sure around the positive things within this trip.
Why?.
Etihad guest honors AB Top Bonus and as a AB gold status I´am ready for the Etihad lounges.
Simply perfect!.
Everything is set and with an definitely unusual departure time today we are ready to go.



Saturday, 07.04.2012



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Service EY8 operated by Etihad Airways
Scheduled: 22.25 // 06.45


Now it´s 5.30 pm and we are racing down the motorway for the usual parking spot, Tourcare, with FRA departures. Arrival as expected.
Parking is quickly done and soon thereafter we are on the shuttle for the airport, terminal 2 today.
I´ve expected a good load, it´s easter Saturday and the weather in Germany is far from nice these days.
Seats are selected by phone with a nice female agent, there is no online tool by Etihad, something to improve soon.
Check-in is done online, but no boarding papers printed.
Much to my surprise no line at the check-in counters, in fact more agents than pax around.
A middle aged male works our desk.
"Hey, three bags to check, seats are selected, but what about the load on this service?".
"Let me check you´re documents first",
was the somewhat grumbling response.
"Ok, you´ve entered you´re passport details in advance, good".
"Is the AB Top Bonus number in the system?".
Now it seems that´s something new to him.
He talked with the supervisor and returned in a much nicer style.
"Yes, it is and you are also good to go for the lounge".
"Is it possible to change seats around the last row and block the seats beside?".
"There is no need to do so, I will show you the seatmap".
Now I´am much more surprised, the overall load is 40 %
and the whole rear cabin is close to open.
That sounds like a good start for this nightly service down to the Emirates.
No time to wait at passport check and also security.
Seems not the real busy day here in FRA, sure ok for us.
I´am good for one guest to the lounge, companion one decides to go on the shopping spread, companion two want to hit the lounge with me now
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Some talking and rechecking by the young lounge warden, another one who´s not really familiar with the AB/EY relationship.
This is cleared soon and we are welcomed by a goodlooking middle aged woman. She´s the lounge host and shows us around, really, that´s the way here with EY.
You can take something from the cold buffet
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Or better hot
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Well presented
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And also designed
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Or you can take a seat and the cook prepares what you want
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Not that much time for us, so we decided for the buffet
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Checked the offers
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Comfy chairs here
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And well no one around beside a western mother/ daughter couple and a young russian style business man
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Ok, enough lounging.
Is there really an A332 waiting at the gate E9?
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It seems so
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I like these Etihad tail logo
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This looks definitely like the A332
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A warm welcome to a new plane type for the log.
The first leg ever on the A332, not to talk about a new registration this way.
A6-EYF is in service with Etihad since 27.02.2006. 18 planes on type are in the fleet actually
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The last row for me
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It´s not my favourite design, but these seats looking like comfy with the brown-green fabric style, clean so far
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Frequent traveller checking the offers
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Two for me here
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The captain is a nice guy from Switzerland. A detailed welcome from the office during boarding
in german first. He´s once again on the speakers later on during descent also in a nice style.
10.10 pm, short ahead to schedule, 5 hours, 55 minutes only tonight for AUH.
"Etihad" is running from the 4000 meters runway 18 with cloudy sky and 8 degrees here. No, I don´t miss these weather conditions.
A view for the safety card
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Inflight mag Etihad style
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Cabin view
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Inseat screens working
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My entertainment
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Cabin crew working around our seats are a middle aged, good looking, but somewhat cold middle eastern woman, another young and nice, maybe from Australia, woman and also a very nice young and cheery, good looking Pakistani girl.
Free drinks are served several times during the flight.
There is also something special at every seat
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Unpacked
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Legroom is quite acceptable here
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The menu card
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With the late night flight there is a breadroll and a hot snack on offer
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Companion two decides not to miss a single minute movietime during the nightflight, but for me, aircraft sleeping mode on now!.
The route is MUC-VIE-BUD-TSR-OTP-Diyarbakir-Mosul- Bagdad-Kuwait-Doha at a maximum of 41000 feet.
Wake up above Iraq
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Bagdad down there
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Soon followed by hot towels.
Mood lighting for breakfast
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Now we will see what´s on offer here, vegi of course
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Well, you know, that´s not my usual breakfast style
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The sweet option
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Cabin view close to approach into AUH
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Moon or sun?
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Clouds also here
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The coastline
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City sights
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And desert sights
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Sand dunes
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Touchdown at the 4100 meters runway 31L, 4.40 am in Germany, 6.40 am local, short ahead to schedule. Some high clouds only here and warm welcomed 24 degrees.
Is this really AUH or maybe Berlin?
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Yes, this is Etihad country
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Tower, Emirates style
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Disembarking by a finger gate
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Bye now to A6-EYF
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View from the gate
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 24598 times:

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We´re lucky again, no time to wait at immigration, as long as you don´t follow like a flock of sheep the leader sheep for queuing where all the others decide to queue.
A couple of non staffed desks in between, but also three desks open at the far left corner.
A young male officer stamped our passports without any further questions. Welcome to the UAE.
Baggage is also quick, no hassles, above the road for the rental car desks.
Do you need a car in Abu Dhabi?.
Sure and enjoy the adventure of driving with your slow rental car between all that Porsches and AMG- Mercedes, taking you over from every side and corner.
AutoEurope provided me with the cheapest car at all.
50.00 Euro´s total, I don´t need extra insurance than basic, this is covered by the LH Senator Biz card.
Well, what do you expect with that fare?.
Some minutes to wait at the Dollar counter till a middle aged asian female agent handed me over the key for an oldfashioned, dusty and scratched white Mitsubishi. Well, the positive thing here is definitely that one or two scratches more are not strikingly!.
What about an amateurish mistake now?.
Our hotel, the Park Rotana is located close to Khalifa Park, quickly checked by google maps. Who needs a printout or to write down the hotels address?.
We are there not that long thereafter, but someone steals the hotel.
After a quick check with my book, I see that there are some 5000 places here with a Khalifa style name. Khalifa City, park, hospital, garden and so on.
Companion two finally spots a Rotana flag, we stopped there and the really nice asian concierge guy equiped us with a city map and all the Rotana locations printed. The start of really nice Rotana service here in Abu Dhabi.
That helps and soon thereafter we are at the hotel.
Parked the car secretly between an Porsche and an Maserati, now that fit´s!.
The hotel
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The garden
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I´ve managed an upgrade for the Club Rotana executive lounge level.
A supernice welcome and a young asian female guided us immediatelly to level nine, where the separate club facilities are located.
Even at this early time in the morning, it´s around 10.00 am by now, the suite is ready for us and we are also invited for a late breakfast.
Now that´s a really good start here.
Suite view
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Another perspective
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Comfy chair and sofa
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The bathroom
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View from the elevator area.
Not that I´ve even noticed that we are located practically beside the runway of Al Bateen executive airport
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Let´s go for a city view now.
Flamingos also here
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Now that looks like strange
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Dhaus for fishing
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Or another more secret business
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Skyline view
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Construction sites all around
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Beach view
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The Emirates Palace hotel
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The runway on view with an Hercules to go
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Power
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Lift off
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Well, there is something interesting to visit here, at least for companion two. This place is located at Yas Island.
Not for me and also not for my other travel companion.
The lounge girl is somewhat surprised, when we asked if it´s possible that companion two, age 13, going to visit the Ferrari show without company.
Mainly with the background that he can use all the offers.
So it seems and me as the shuttle driver doing the job now.
Welcome to Ferrari World
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The cool guy on the way for some entertainment
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Not that much other customers around mainly due to the fact that the park is usually closed on Mondays but remained open today with the easter weekend
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Indoor, feels like Italy
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Impressive architecture
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The fastest rollercoaster around the whole world
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Sure a special one
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Nothing but desert around
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Fata Morgana or true world
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The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque
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Much more impressive for me
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What about having something to eat in the afternoon?.
Go for the club lounge
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There are free snacks offered the whole day
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201098.jpg
Looks nice, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201099.jpg
Or an hour by the pool
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Well, in the afternoon it´s time for some ladylike entertainment.
Marina Mall, the largest here in Abu Dhabi
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The chance for an nightly skyline shot
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And also the mosque by night
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Something to eat for dinner?.
What about to try the hotels "Ginger" restaurant?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201108.jpg
Well, I´am the picky eater, you know, but this was superb perfect, also service wise, a middle aged Philipina woman served our table day by day and she was really nice
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The sweet corner
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The mosque will not leave my head.
It is one of the very few places where also non moslem people can go inside for a visit.
I´ve managed to secure a guided tour prior to the midday prayer.
A very nice Emirati woman showed us around.
It´s free or better at the expense of Sheik Zayeed.
Hey, is there an air-raid or what´s going on here, when you wait at the entrance and loud plane engine noise is coming over.
A Hercules on very low finals for Al Bateen executive airport
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My travel companion one Emirati style
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Indoor with one of the four minarets
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201113.jpg
That´s large, extremely large
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One of the other minarets
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We are only allowed to walk at a small corner
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Ready to go for the main mosque hall
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This is huge, so huge
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The prayer clock
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Murano glass made in Italy
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Indoor with the large carpet
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The technics behind are made in Germany
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One of the golden corners
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Ready for the prayer
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Pictures please
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Outdoor view
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 24576 times:

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Wednesday, 11.04.2012



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Service EY7 operated by Etihad Airways
Scheduled: 08.55 // 13.40


Well, our remaining time in Abu Dhabi is running short and soon we are back at the airport.
Returned the car, they checked it thoroughly, but finally gave up with all that scratches.
The AB gold status allows us also to check-in at the Etihad Premium counters.
It´s a terminal wing with an separate entrance and it feels more like a big store than an check-in area.
Last row seatings are fixed in advance, but I´am once again surprised. This is the Wednesday early morning service and this flight is full to the limits, according to the nice agent.
Some minutes only at passport check and security and we are in the gate area.
Hey, there is something wrong, Manchester and Palms don´t really fit together
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201143.jpg
What about a visit to the Al Reem Lounge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201149.jpg
Not as stylish as FRA and much better used
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201148.jpg
But also nice food offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201145.jpg
The cold dishes
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201144.jpg
Different bread rolls
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And what about FRA?
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Here it is from gate 05, located in the old terminal part
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I like these Defender parked here, a relict from the good old times
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201152.jpg
These place is overcrowded today and needs definitely an extension
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201157.jpg
Ok mostly covered by shops
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201156.jpg
Architectural detail
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There is also an separate security check at the gate and this is nothing what I need again with the small waiting room and the fully loaded plane.
EY and AB close together
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201158.jpg
I´am looking forward to a new registration
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201160.jpg
No, that´s not uo-to-date airport design
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201161.jpg
Ready to go now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201162.jpg
View from the gate
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201163.jpg
This is A6-EYM, leg no. 2 on type and a new registration.
Lucky me with A6-EYF parked at the gate beside.
In the air with Etihad since 03.05.2007
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201166.jpg
The captain sounds like from the States, a nice and detailed welcome from upfront after boarding is completed, he´s once again short to hear prior to descent.
AB One World logojet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201167.jpg
09.00 am, short after schedule, how I miss these 28 sunny degrees here.
6 hours, 10 minutes now to go for "Etihad" from runway 31L for FRA.
Status honours, the very nice cabin chief, an middle aged asian woman, approached my seat and welcomed me personally. She told me that the two FA´s working around our seats are taking personal care about me and my companions.
These are two middle aged females, one italian, one greek, beside another very good looking young greek girl, Diana.
They asked us for several times, if we want something to drink or eat or else.
Snacks and drinks as far as we like it, superb service here for us.
Bye-bye AUH airport
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201168.jpg
The safety card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201169.jpg
Confirmed!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201170.jpg
Above the wetlands
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201171.jpg
The persian gulf ahead
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201172.jpg
Routing is close to the iranian coastline, turning sharp left for Dammam-Kuwait-Bagdad-Kirkuk-Mosul-Elazig-Samsun-Constanta-OTP-BUD-VIE at a maximum of 40000 feet.
Leaving the coastline
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201174.jpg
Well, lets check the offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201175.jpg
Or the menue card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201176.jpg
My companion on the movie run
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201177.jpg
My seat, different fabric, much more my style against the inbound planes interior
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201178.jpg
Legroom is good here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201180.jpg
The fully loaded cabin
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201182.jpg
How I like these logo on the winglet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201183.jpg
Vegie once again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201184.jpg
Potato and spinach, sure ok for me
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201185.jpg
One of the standard offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201186.jpg
What aout a drink this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201187.jpg
My entertainment, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201190.jpg
Beside all that
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201191.jpg
Clear sky above Romania
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201192.jpg
Vegie sandwich, no, that looks like not really welcoming
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201193.jpg
Thanx to companion two, some snowy peaks down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201196.jpg
The standard snack
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201197.jpg
Welcome back to german reality now. Touchdown at 25L, 1.30 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule, 11 degrees and rain.
As far as I like apron disembarking, not with these weather conditions and difference.
At least that´s a nice perspective for the tail view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201199.jpg
FRA at it´s best. Heavies parked on the apron
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201200.jpg
Under the wing, tail wing, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201201.jpg
Bye now to A6-EYM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE1201/UAE1201202.jpg
Surprise, not that long to wait at immigration with a good number of desks staffed and also not that long for the bags.
And soon thereafter picked up by the shuttle and on the motorway.
Hey, take care, this is Germany, so you need to remove
that Emirati style driving immediatelly from you´re mind!.

Conclusions?. Sure!:
Etihad FRA - AUH: A comfy nightshift.
Etihad AUH- FRA: Impressed by EY. Nice staff and superb personal service.

A shorty night now only for me and three legs on schedule tomorrow.
A very close encounter with the Czech Job Air Saab 340 and a horrible experience on AF, surrounded by the longest Regional Jet ever.
Up here in a couple of days, in sha'allah!.

Shukran,
FLIEGER67 or "Markus Klaus Felger", like Facebook knows me.

[Edited 2012-04-29 04:35:47]


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24213 times:

Hi Markus,

good to see that your EY report is already online! It seems you had an enjoyable time in Abu Dhabi. I went there in 2005, I guess much has changed in these few years.

I flew FRA-AUH-FRA on brand new A6-EYD (similar flight times) and was really impressed by the airline. However, catering quantity and quality have decreased, it seems. But it's nice to see that you get amenity kits.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The first leg ever on the A332, not to talk about a new registration this way.

Congratulations!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, you know, that´s not my usual breakfast style

That looks horrible!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My seat, different fabric, much more my style against the inbound planes interior

I like the previous design much better. Tastes are different!


PH

[Edited 2012-04-29 05:27:36]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24158 times:

Wa 'alaykum salaam, Markus.

Nice to see your trip on EY posted. It seems they offer a very good service and your tier status with AB giving access to the lounge is a bonus. Tastefully furnished without being over the top.

I like the fact that the registration of aircraft is displayed on the FIDS in FRA. That must help to keep your log-book records up-to-date.

The loads were certainly very different: 40% outbound but near 100% inbound. But despite the heavier loading on the return journey it is nice to note the personal attention from the purser in recognition of your status.

Nice little amenity kit, including ear-plugs. I can't say that I am impressed with the meals: I hope that they tasted better than they looked. The portions appear OK for the journey length, though.

Good to see that you were able to spot a special livery: Manchester City - one for the football fans.

Thanks also for the splendid photos of the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. A truly impressive building.

Shukran jaziilan, Markus. Ila-liqaa'

Roy


User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 23599 times:

Hey Markus,

Nice report, seems like EY has a decent product on these flights!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Or you can take a seat and the cook prepares what you want

Impressive lounge. Is that just for the one EY flight, or do they share it with other airlines?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Soon followed by hot towels.
Mood lighting for breakfast

So just a midnight snack after departure and a hot breakfast before landing? Seems okay for a 6 hour flight.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
The AB gold status allows us also to check-in at the Etihad Premium counters.
It´s a terminal wing with an separate entrance and it feels more like a big store than an check-in area.

No pictures?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
One of the standard offers

Hmm, French Toast!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Vegie sandwich, no, that looks like not really welcoming

Nor does the normal option. Did it taste okay though?


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23399 times:

Hey, nice to see some comments.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

good to see that your EY report is already online! It seems you had an enjoyable time in Abu Dhabi. I went there in 2005, I guess much has changed in these few years.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

I flew FRA-AUH-FRA on brand new A6-EYD (similar flight times) and was really impressed by the airline. However, catering quantity and quality have decreased, it seems. But it's nice to see that you get amenity kits.

Good point here, seems the standard biz around the airlines these days.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

Congratulations!

Thanx again.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

That looks horrible!

Not my choice, you know.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

I like the previous design much better. Tastes are different!

As long as there is something for everone it´s ok!.


@Roy:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):

Nice to see your trip on EY posted. It seems they offer a very good service and your tier status with AB giving access to the lounge is a bonus. Tastefully furnished without being over the top.

Thank you.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):

I like the fact that the registration of aircraft is displayed on the FIDS in FRA. That must help to keep your log-book records up-to-date.

Sure a good feature here.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):

The loads were certainly very different: 40% outbound but near 100% inbound. But despite the heavier loading on the return journey it is nice to note the personal attention from the purser in recognition of your status.

It feels like good, definitely.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):


Nice little amenity kit, including ear-plugs. I can't say that I am impressed with the meals: I hope that they tasted better than they looked. The portions appear OK for the journey length, though.

Nothing out of the ordinary here meal wise.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):

Good to see that you were able to spot a special livery: Manchester City - one for the football fans.

Exactly.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):

Thanks also for the splendid photos of the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. A truly impressive building.

I was really impressed, you know.


@Robert:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):

Nice report, seems like EY has a decent product on these flights!

Thank you.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):

Impressive lounge. Is that just for the one EY flight, or do they share it with other airlines?

Not at all, only for the two EY services day by day.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):

So just a midnight snack after departure and a hot breakfast before landing? Seems okay for a 6 hour flight.

Sure ok this way.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):

No pictures?

Not at all, the place was well guided by security staff.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):

Hmm, French Toast!

Exactly what companion two told me!.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):

Nor does the normal option. Did it taste okay though?

Not that really.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 22754 times:

Hi Markus !

Very nice report with very nice pictures !

Meals on Etihad looks to have become much smaller since I flew six years ago; I had two full meals on AUH-BKK, a 6h flight.

Very nice pictures from the beautiful mosque in Abu Dhabi! Details and decorations are stunning!

I have a similar picture of the nose of an EY aircraft at AUH but a 77W instead. It's in my report on EY and also on my Trip Reports page on my website.

Nice to see the two "United" together at FRA at the end. (Eithad is Arabic for United)

Good to see you flying more long haul!

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 22601 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice read and pix, thanks for sharing, looks like you had a good trip.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The first leg ever on the A332

- I can't believe this is your first A330-200 flight!

I last flew EY in 2007, a mixed experience due to the crews, but one thing is for sure, the catering has decreased dramatically, sign of the times I guess.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1779 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 22376 times:

Great Pics, So much better for me to visit here than Dubai  

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 22337 times:

Hey and good to see more comments.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):

Very nice report with very nice pictures !

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):

Meals on Etihad looks to have become much smaller since I flew six years ago; I had two full meals on AUH-BKK, a 6h flight.

It seems that´s the actual way in airline biz.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):

Very nice pictures from the beautiful mosque in Abu Dhabi! Details and decorations are stunning!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):

I have a similar picture of the nose of an EY aircraft at AUH but a 77W instead. It's in my report on EY and also on my Trip Reports page on my website.

Hey, good to know.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):

Nice to see the two "United" together at FRA at the end. (Eithad is Arabic for United)

Apron boarding for the 747, love it.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 9):


Nice read and pix, thanks for sharing, looks like you had a good trip.

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 9):

- I can't believe this is your first A330-200 flight!

Me, too, but it´s true!.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 9):

I last flew EY in 2007, a mixed experience due to the crews, but one thing is for sure, the catering has decreased dramatically, sign of the times I guess.

Definitely the way in airline biz these days.

@fca767:

Quoting fca767 (Reply 10):
read 13 times:

Great Pics, So much better for me to visit here than Dubai

Thank you and also my opinion.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinebedo From Spain, joined Jul 2009, 57 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 22282 times:

Hi Markus!

Very nice report!

Nice pics of Abu Dhabi!

Good service on EY, very impresed with that.

Thank you for sharing.

Benito



bedo
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 21727 times:

Hi Markus,

Great report & lovely pictures. It sounds like you had a couple of nice flights with Etihad. AUH looks fantastic, I love the pictures of the mosque. I would love to visit that region but airfares to the from NZ to the gulf are pretty expensive.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Seats are selected by phone with a nice female agent, there is no online tool by Etihad, something to improve soon.

This is one of my pet peeves, I'm very surprised that a airline as sophisticated as EY doesn't offer this tool

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
There is also something special at every seat

Great to see that they still offer a decent amenity kit in Y.

Thanks for the report,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 21511 times:

Hi Markus

Nice to see some more longhaul from you.
Is longhaul the new way to go?
Anyway, EY seems to have a very nice product.
Always a fan of the seatcoloring.

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1088 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 21446 times:

Very detailed and lots of pictures, absolutely enjoy this trip report.

EY seems to be one of the nicest airlines out there. I think just a bit more of this and that will make them truly 5 stars.
I can say that food can be improved and also legroom seem tight....seems

Love the new updated interior and choice of color used plus new slimmer IFE controller.
The older interior color looks dull and uninteresting. And the older IFE controller is just too fat to my taste.

They are on my next airlines on the list, miles towards my Asiana diamond account  
Thank you for sharing your trip to the middle east.
net-hkt



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21246 times:
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Hello Markus,

Nice to see Etihad from another person's perspective. Lovely pictures in Abu Dhabi and it looks like Etihad treated you as a "guest" and not just a passenger. That mosque is gorgeous is it not.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
As salam aleykum

Very Pakistani in it's sound, but yes an Arabic greeting!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Seats are selected by phone with a nice female agent, there is no online tool by Etihad, something to improve soon.

This is not true. Etihad does allow you to select your seats online, when booking. It's just all the window seats that are blocked out. You can also select seats when checking in online. Not sure why you had problems,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
It´s not my favourite design, but these seats looking like comfy with the brown-green fabric style, clean so far

I love these earth tone colours, in fact a lot better than the brown striped one on all their latest fleet. You can find these earth tone colours on their A320 fleets. Also very soothing, almost like the colour of sand itself.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
There is also something special at every seat

Nice to see they have upgraded that amenity kit colour from an all black. The contents though are still the same. They have actually designed it to match the welcome Etihad screens.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Tower, Emirates style

Not really. This is shaped more like a sail.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Dhaus for fishing

Dhows you mean  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
And what about FRA?

It is there, 5th from the top. Also the Flight number is a dead giveaway. Unless you were just teasing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
These place is overcrowded today and needs definitely an extension

What were you doing departing from that old terminal shaped like the inside of an apple. The new Terminal is so good with those large windows to look out from.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
My seat, different fabric, much more my style against the inbound planes interior

Like I mentioned earlier, the newer colours on their long haul fleets.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
How I like these logo on the winglet

Nothing quite like the winglets, especially with nice logos on them.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
My entertainment, you know

The best Entertainment ever!!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
At least that´s a nice perspective for the tail view

Wow you are really lucky to get those nice shots

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Vegie sandwich, no, that looks like not really welcoming

That does not look very good

Just curious, why do all your sentences start on a new line?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27115 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 21125 times:

Hey Markus ,
Great to see a EY report by you   I have not seen one for a long time. I have to say I actually prefer the cabin design of the outward flight but we all have different likes and dislikes so its all good  

Lovely photos of the city and looks like a great time you had. Nice to get into the EY lounge also . Quite decent.

Thanks for the report.

Philip  


User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1744 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 20926 times:
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Hey Markus,

Excellent report once again and a good choice to fly Etihad to the UAE. Ever since this carrier is servicing BRU, I'm intrigued by it. I wonder how the loads are, but I guess it all works to satisfaction at BRU. Now in FRA, the load seemed rather poor with an estimated 40%. Is there much competition to AUH from FRA?
That mosque looks jaw droppingly beautiful. Good you paid it a visit.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Etihad guest honors AB Top Bonus and as a AB gold status

Strange comination: EY and AB but good it works for you this way.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
and with an definitely unusual departure time today

You can say that again!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
and returned in a much nicer style.

How come these gate agents suddenly change their tone when you're a frequent flyer or someone with more flying status then the normal Y traveller. They should be friendly to whichever customer, I feel.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
That sounds like a good start for this nightly service down to the Emirates.

With that light load not the best start imaginable...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Or you can take a seat and the cook prepares what you want

Time permitting then. So a kind of restaurant style then?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Frequent traveller checking the offers

Aha, Junior FLIEGER67 joining in the fun!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Tower, Emirates style

Nice design.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Emirates Palace hotel

Wow what a place and what a location  Wow!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sure a special one

You did not ride that coaster?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Confirmed!

Nice colour scheme on this one.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My seat, different fabric, much more my style against the inbound planes interior

Was this one leased from another company then, any idea?

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 20739 times:

Hi Markus,

That was very fast  .

No jokes aside good to read on your Easter trip to the sandy part of the world. Nice pictures from Abu Dhabi and Etihad looked mostly okay, although the service doesn't look as good or substantial as I'd expected from one of the Big Three Bling Bling carriers. I guess economical realities matter even to the Gulf carriers after all.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
When and where to go?. Where to stay?. Where to eat?. Which way?. A lot of discussion up and down till there is a compromise ok with all the participants.

Ahh, this is exactly the reason why I prefer traveling on my own. I'm not big on doing compromises or doing things I don't prefer to do. Traveling solo you can do whatever you want and feel like doing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Etihad guest honors AB Top Bonus and as a AB gold status I´am ready for the Etihad lounges.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Is the AB Top Bonus number in the system?".
Now it seems that´s something new to him.
He talked with the supervisor and returned in a much nicer style.

Sounds like my experience at the Air Berlin check in at FCO shortly after they started their partnership with AY - had some major convincing work to do after the girl called somewhere and was assured that yes, she should enter my AY number into the system.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´ve expected a good load, it´s easter Saturday and the weather in Germany is far from nice these days.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Now I´am much more surprised, the overall load is 40 %
and the whole rear cabin is close to open.

I think you were too late, probably most of the crowds already left earlier, on Thursday and Good Friday.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am good for one guest to the lounge, companion one decides to go on the shopping spread, companion two want to hit the lounge with me now

Ahh, so you gave her your credit card in exchange for a lounge permit? Not sure if you won this time, though!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Or you can take a seat and the cook prepares what you want

Quite impressive looking lounge. The Gulf carriers certainly spare no expense in their lounges - does anyone else besides Etihad and AB use this lounge at all? After all EY has only a few daily flights to FRA and they have this impressive lounge operation just for those. Must cost quite a pretty penny.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The first leg ever on the A332, not to talk about a new registration this way.

Congrats, although I find it very hard to believe!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It´s not my favourite design, but these seats looking like comfy with the brown-green fabric style, clean so far

Hmm, most of the Gulf carriers seem to favor these kind of subtle mixed color fabrics. Maybe they look a bit like the sand there or something.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My entertainment

Count me in definitely!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Cabin crew working around our seats are a middle aged, good looking, but somewhat cold middle eastern woman, another young and nice, maybe from Australia, woman and also a very nice young and cheery, good looking Pakistani girl.

Markus, your wife is just a few seats away, remember that!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is also something special at every seat

Hey, very nice to have an amenity kit for such a short flight in economy. And with the low load you can stock up on those from the empty seats!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
With the late night flight there is a breadroll and a hot snack on offer

Interesting to see also Etihad joining the Monty's crowd. They must be offering really sweet deals for airlines.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Companion two decides not to miss a single minute movietime during the nightflight, but for me, aircraft sleeping mode on now!.

I wonder where the youngsters get all their energy from! But I guess he did regret it a bit the next day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Mood lighting for breakfast

Nice, although I don't really agree with the violet color.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, you know, that´s not my usual breakfast style

What on earth is that? Looks quite disgusting IMHO.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The sweet option

Err and that doesn't look good either - instant diabetes anyone?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
50.00 Euro´s total, I don´t need extra insurance than basic, this is covered by the LH Senator Biz card.

Even abroad? A very cheap price though.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some minutes to wait at the Dollar counter till a middle aged asian female agent handed me over the key for an oldfashioned, dusty and scratched white Mitsubishi.

Maybe for once you shouldn't be so German and splurge a little bit - driving around in a Porsche or a big ass SUV, how about that?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The hotel

Looks very nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flamingos also here

Wonder where those were imported from. Florida?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Now that looks like strange

It's the Twin Towers!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Construction sites all around

Well it is the Gulf, after all. Boomtown in the true meaning of the word!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Welcome to Ferrari World

Hmm, not exactly my kind of place. But good for your son I guess.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

Wow, another megalomaniacal building. But very beautiful, I have to give you that.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That´s large, extremely large

...and spotlessly clean, I bet you could eat from those tiles. Very impressive, wonder how many thousands of cleaners and other maintenance staff they have on their (meagre) payroll.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Pictures please

Hah, that is a hilarious picture.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I like these Defender parked here, a relict from the good old times

Hmm, probably from the Sheik's private collection.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Potato and spinach, sure ok for me

Don't forget the beans for protein!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Vegie sandwich, no, that looks like not really welcoming

That looks very cheap actually.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The standard snack

And that one isn't much better either.


User currently offline717Flyer From Finland, joined Jun 2011, 303 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 20726 times:

Salam wa aleikum, Markus,

Another really nice report from your side featuring a less-reported Gulf carrier as well as some other pieces of Arabic architecture, that's enough to keep me interested!

Looking for flights to Dubai some months ago I found quite a number of nice and decently priced connections with Etihad Airways, however they all involved flying to AUH and taking the bus from there to DXB (they sold it as a flight!) so in the end I went with an AF/KL combo instead. But good to see what EY is like

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
there are a couple of decisions to do when I´am alone on travel. Sometimes faster, sometimes not, but mostly I find a suitable option to go.

Sounds like quite a familiar feeling. Good you managed to come up with an itinerary everyone was happy with.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is the routemap around this trip:

Markus, I think you should see a doctor - when was the last time I saw such a direct routing from you're hand? Joking aside good you managed to score the A332 and log EY as well.  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
The fare per leg, per person, managed by Exp.de is 210.00 Euro´s, ok so far.

Still that sounds like quite a steep fare to me!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
"Let me check you´re documents first",

Hmm, that's not a very impressive first encounter with Etihad!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
This is cleared soon and we are welcomed by a goodlooking middle aged woman.

I guess you could get used to this?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Or you can take a seat and the cook prepares what you want

A lounge restaurant? Very impressive!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Frequent traveller checking the offers

Has he not learned to take his hat off when being indoors?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
With the late night flight there is a breadroll and a hot snack on offer

It looks like EY is a carrier offering quite a decent product but judging your pictures the meals were quite a letdown, at least when it comes to presentation. That breadroll looks like it has been chopped of in both ends, not exactly something I'd like to eat.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Confirmed!

Hah, I saw that 'Visit Abu Dhabi' in GVA last summer - only that I had already visited Abu Dhabi half a year earlier (not by plane though).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Vegie sandwich, no, that looks like not really welcoming

Looks quite terrible.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Up here in a couple of days, in sha'allah!.

Hah, you really are getting used to the Emirati lifestyle, aren't you?

Regards,
717Flyer


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3311 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 20587 times:

Nice report Markus! Looks like you had some nice flights eith EY - sham the return flght was so full - you were lucky the outbound was empty!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Emirates Palace hotel

I had a really good afternoon tea in there - very posh!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

I'm glad you liked it - I thought it was great. Shame you didn't visit the Sheiks Car musuem - I thought that was pretty cool.



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 20364 times:

Hey, such a number of comments, I´am impressed.


@Benito:

Quoting bedo (Reply 12):
Very nice report!

Nice pics of Abu Dhabi!

Good service on EY, very impresed with that.

Thank you for sharing.

Thank you.


@aflyingkiwi:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):

Great report & lovely pictures. It sounds like you had a couple of nice flights with Etihad. AUH looks fantastic, I love the pictures of the mosque. I would love to visit that region but airfares to the from NZ to the gulf are pretty expensive.

Thank you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):
This is one of my pet peeves, I'm very surprised that a airline as sophisticated as EY doesn't offer this tool

Count me in this way.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):

Great to see that they still offer a decent amenity kit in Y.

Exactly my opinion.


@Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):

Nice to see some more longhaul from you.
Is longhaul the new way to go?
Anyway, EY seems to have a very nice product.
Always a fan of the seatcoloring.

Thank you and back to Europe for the next time.


@nethkt:

Quoting nethkt (Reply 15):
Very detailed and lots of pictures, absolutely enjoy this trip report.

Thank you.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 15):

EY seems to be one of the nicest airlines out there. I think just a bit more of this and that will make them truly 5 stars.
I can say that food can be improved and also legroom seem tight....seems

Good to know and also my opinion with the food.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 15):
Love the new updated interior and choice of color used plus new slimmer IFE controller.
The older interior color looks dull and uninteresting. And the older IFE controller is just too fat to my taste.

Exactly my point here.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 15):

They are on my next airlines on the list, miles towards my Asiana diamond account  
Thank you for sharing your trip to the middle east.

Interesting to know with Asiana.


@flightsimboy:

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Nice to see Etihad from another person's perspective. Lovely pictures in Abu Dhabi and it looks like Etihad treated you as a "guest" and not just a passenger. That mosque is gorgeous is it not.

Thank you.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Very Pakistani in it's sound, but yes an Arabic greeting!

It feels Arabic to me.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

This is not true. Etihad does allow you to select your seats online, when booking. It's just all the window seats that are blocked out. You can also select seats when checking in online. Not sure why you had problems,

Ok with direct Etihad bookings but there is no manage-my-booking tool with third party reservations.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

I love these earth tone colours, in fact a lot better than the brown striped one on all their latest fleet. You can find these earth tone colours on their A320 fleets. Also very soothing, almost like the colour of sand itself.

Really good to know.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Nice to see they have upgraded that amenity kit colour from an all black. The contents though are still the same. They have actually designed it to match the welcome Etihad screens.

Interesting to follow.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Not really. This is shaped more like a sail.

Ah, good point.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Dhows you mean

So it is.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

It is there, 5th from the top. Also the Flight number is a dead giveaway. Unless you were just teasing.

Just for the records here.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

What were you doing departing from that old terminal shaped like the inside of an apple. The new Terminal is so good with those large windows to look out from.

Count me in, I wasn´t amused here with the old terminal.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Like I mentioned earlier, the newer colours on their long haul fleets.

Good to know.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Nothing quite like the winglets, especially with nice logos on them.

Also my opinion.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

The best Entertainment ever!!

Exactly.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):

Wow you are really lucky to get those nice shots

Lucky me, definitely.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 16):
That does not look very good

Just curious, why do all your sentences start on a new line?

Also my point with the sandwich and nothing especially designed with the sentences.


@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 17):

Great to see a EY report by you   I have not seen one for a long time. I have to say I actually prefer the cabin design of the outward flight but we all have different likes and dislikes so its all good  

Lovely photos of the city and looks like a great time you had. Nice to get into the EY lounge also . Quite decent.

Thank you. As far as there is soemthing for everyone it´s ok to me.


@Nils:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Excellent report once again and a good choice to fly Etihad to the UAE. Ever since this carrier is servicing BRU, I'm intrigued by it. I wonder how the loads are, but I guess it all works to satisfaction at BRU. Now in FRA, the load seemed rather poor with an estimated 40%. Is there much competition to AUH from FRA?
That mosque looks jaw droppingly beautiful. Good you paid it a visit.

Thank you. EY is running twice and LH once per day ex FRA.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Strange comination: EY and AB but good it works for you this way.

Good for me this time.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

You can say that again!

Back to standard for the next run!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):
How come these gate agents suddenly change their tone when you're a frequent flyer or someone with more flying status then the normal Y traveller. They should be friendly to whichever customer, I feel.

Count me in this way.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

With that light load not the best start imaginable...

So it was.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Time permitting then. So a kind of restaurant style then?

Exactly.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Aha, Junior FLIEGER67 joining in the fun!

Definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Nice design.

Also my opinion.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Wow what a place and what a location

Really special and expensive.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

You did not ride that coaster?

Not at all but my son for five or six times.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Nice colour scheme on this one.

Count me in this way.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 18):

Was this one leased from another company then, any idea?

Nothing noticed yet.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):


That was very fast

As fast as possible!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

No jokes aside good to read on your Easter trip to the sandy part of the world. Nice pictures from Abu Dhabi and Etihad looked mostly okay, although the service doesn't look as good or substantial as I'd expected from one of the Big Three Bling Bling carriers. I guess economical realities matter even to the Gulf carriers after all.

Also my opinion here with service and economy these days.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Ahh, this is exactly the reason why I prefer traveling on my own. I'm not big on doing compromises or doing things I don't prefer to do. Traveling solo you can do whatever you want and feel like doing.

Count me in, usually.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Sounds like my experience at the Air Berlin check in at FCO shortly after they started their partnership with AY - had some major convincing work to do after the girl called somewhere and was assured that yes, she should enter my AY number into the system.

Interesting to know, that seems the norm these days with the new partnerships.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
I think you were too late, probably most of the crowds already left earlier, on Thursday and Good Friday.

So it seems.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Ahh, so you gave her your credit card in exchange for a lounge permit? Not sure if you won this time, though!

Check the prices and buy in Abu Dhabi!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Quite impressive looking lounge. The Gulf carriers certainly spare no expense in their lounges - does anyone else besides Etihad and AB use this lounge at all? After all EY has only a few daily flights to FRA and they have this impressive lounge operation just for those. Must cost quite a pretty penny.

So it is, two flights only and no one else allowed to enter.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Congrats, although I find it very hard to believe!

Myself, too!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Hmm, most of the Gulf carriers seem to favor these kind of subtle mixed color fabrics. Maybe they look a bit like the sand there or something.

Excatly my opinion it feels like the sandy way.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Count me in definitely!

Just perfect.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Markus, your wife is just a few seats away, remember that!

Sure, I do!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Hey, very nice to have an amenity kit for such a short flight in economy. And with the low load you can stock up on those from the empty seats!

Good point here.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Interesting to see also Etihad joining the Monty's crowd. They must be offering really sweet deals for airlines.

It feels like these stuff is everywhere these days.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
I wonder where the youngsters get all their energy from! But I guess he did regret it a bit the next day.

Just a little bit only!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Nice, although I don't really agree with the violet color.

My first view after the return from dreamland.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

What on earth is that? Looks quite disgusting IMHO.

Also not my style, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Err and that doesn't look good either - instant diabetes anyone?

Hah, good point here.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Even abroad? A very cheap price though.

So it is, covered worldwide.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Maybe for once you shouldn't be so German and splurge a little bit - driving around in a Porsche or a big ass SUV, how about that?

Good point again, but the southern german cost cutting identity win´s!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Looks very nice.

So it was.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Wonder where those were imported from. Florida?

Directly!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

It's the Twin Towers!

So it looks like.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Well it is the Gulf, after all. Boomtown in the true meaning of the word!

Ever and ever again.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Hmm, not exactly my kind of place. But good for your son I guess.

Definitely not for me, but for him.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Wow, another megalomaniacal building. But very beautiful, I have to give you that.

Really impressive, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

...and spotlessly clean, I bet you could eat from those tiles. Very impressive, wonder how many thousands of cleaners and other maintenance staff they have on their (meagre) payroll.

A thousand and more, so it seems.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Hah, that is a hilarious picture.

Coming out surely special.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Hmm, probably from the Sheik's private collection.

Maybe.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Don't forget the beans for protein!

Hah, good point again.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

That looks very cheap actually.

Not really my choice.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

And that one isn't much better either.

And this also.


@R.:

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):


Another really nice report from your side featuring a less-reported Gulf carrier as well as some other pieces of Arabic architecture, that's enough to keep me interested!

Thank you.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Looking for flights to Dubai some months ago I found quite a number of nice and decently priced connections with Etihad Airways, however they all involved flying to AUH and taking the bus from there to DXB (they sold it as a flight!) so in the end I went with an AF/KL combo instead. But good to see what EY is like

Interesting to know and follow.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Sounds like quite a familiar feeling. Good you managed to come up with an itinerary everyone was happy with.

Hard work, you know.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Markus, I think you should see a doctor - when was the last time I saw such a direct routing from you're hand? Joking aside good you managed to score the A332 and log EY as well.

Family rules here.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Still that sounds like quite a steep fare to me!

Not that cheap during the easter vacation time. LH was a bit higher here.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Hmm, that's not a very impressive first encounter with Etihad!

Definitely not.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

I guess you could get used to this?

Sure.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

A lounge restaurant? Very impressive!

I was also impressed here.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Has he not learned to take his hat off when being indoors?

Not even when you sleep with the hat!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

It looks like EY is a carrier offering quite a decent product but judging your pictures the meals were quite a letdown, at least when it comes to presentation. That breadroll looks like it has been chopped of in both ends, not exactly something I'd like to eat.

Me, too here.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Hah, I saw that 'Visit Abu Dhabi' in GVA last summer - only that I had already visited Abu Dhabi half a year earlier (not by plane though).

Sure interesting.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Looks quite terrible.

Not my choice, you know.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 20):

Hah, you really are getting used to the Emirati lifestyle, aren't you?

Sure I´am!.


@Gabriel:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):
Nice report Markus! Looks like you had some nice flights eith EY - sham the return flght was so full - you were lucky the outbound was empty!

Thank you.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):

I had a really good afternoon tea in there - very posh!

I should go there also sometimes.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):

I'm glad you liked it - I thought it was great. Shame you didn't visit the Sheiks Car musuem - I thought that was pretty cool.

Interesting and something for me, too.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 698 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 19916 times:

Hi Markus,

good to see another report from you, something different this time with only two legs and even the same route on the return flight. But great to take your family for a short Easter escape to the Gulf region, especially given the temperatures we had here in spring.

Looks like you had a great time in Abu Dhabi. It seems to be still a bit more down-to-earth than Dubai. That mosque sure looks impressive.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A warm welcome to a new plane type for the log.

Amazing that after so many flight you can still manage to find some new plane types for you log, well done.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, you know, that´s not my usual breakfast style

Indeed, doesn't look too appetizing. But besides EY seemed to offer a good product, also like the mood lighting.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Indoor, feels like Italy

With the exception of the Arab writings on the wall   ...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The fastest rollercoaster around the whole world

Now that would be something to try for me, probably a great experience...

Greetings
CaptainRed


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 19624 times:

Hi Markus,

excellent! Also nice to see "Travelling Companion One" and "Travelling Companion Two" making a cameo appearance  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
"Is the AB Top Bonus number in the system?".
Now it seems that´s something new to him.
He talked with the supervisor and returned in a much nicer style.

Surely staff should be nice to all passengers, not just those with status? Like Jonas' recent experience. It might even encourage more flights, even if in the back of the plane.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Or you can take a seat and the cook prepares what you want

I recognise that photo  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
A warm welcome to a new plane type for the log.

Nice, my one and only trip to AUH (report somewhere on this forum!) was also my first ever A330 log, though on AF that time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
With the late night flight there is a breadroll and a hot snack on offer

The sandwich doesn't look good to be honest. At least the pasty is hidden in the box!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Nothing but desert around

And the F1 circuit  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I´ve managed to secure a guided tour prior to the midday prayer.

I remember seeing the mosque, we didn't visit though, mainly due to lack of time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Architectural detail

Like a mushroom I thought! Though I spotted a "no photography" sign when I was there. After the picture of course!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
What aout a drink this way

What drink is that? Beer?

Thanks again

signol



Flights booked: none :(
25 Post contains images akhmad : Assalam mu’alaikum Markus, Ever since you told me about your upgrade during your stay in Abu Dhabi and showing me and other fellows a sneak preview
26 FLIEGER67 : Hey, nice to see more comments. @M.: Thank you. Exactly my impression with Abu Dhabi. I´ve don´t noticed it also during booking. The mood lighting w
27 adamspotter : Hi Markus, As always excellent report! An enjoyable read. Etihad lounge at FRA sure looks good! Very nice pictures of the mosque, sure looks nice and
28 RvXKaz : Hi Markus! Lovely TR of your trip to Abu Dhabi! Very intriguing insight as we are bombarded far too much by the reviews of neighbouring DXB and we for
29 FLIEGER67 : Hey, nice to follow more comments. @Brendan: Thank you. Exactly my opinion after the wake up call!. Definitely. Definitely, too and more stories are o
30 Post contains images AirAfreak : Hello and Guten Tag Markus!!! I love reading your trip reports. They have a nice flow about them, so thank you for your contributions to the forum. I
31 LXM83 : Hello FLIEGER67 Definitely something different from you again! A colleague at my office just was in AUH and your pictures complement his stories. Wow,
32 FLIEGER67 : Hey and nice to see more comments. @AirAfreak: Thank you, really good to know. Polynesia for me, please and thanx once more. Still on the production l
33 tobbry : Hi Markus! Great report. I think this is the first report I read about EY and it made more curious about that airline. Thanks for this one! T
34 FLIEGER67 : Hey, T., Thanx for you´re feedback. Warm welcomed. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
35 deltamartin : Hello Markus! As usual a great report, a really enjoyable read. A beautiful bird! I was there in early 2011, sure is an impressive place. Martin
36 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Martin, Thank you. Also my opinion, you know. Hey, good to know. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
37 Post contains images infodesk : Hi Markus, Great to read about this exotic trip and see your photos of Abu Dhabi. A nice gesture with the room upgrade and those shots of the mosque r
38 FLIEGER67 : Hoi, H., Thank you. Ah, it´s not only me, good to know. Exactly my opinion with the service on the flights and sure the EY lounge was really good. So
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