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Etihad Airways EY 221 & 222 - Most Memorable Trips  
User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
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Etihad Airways
Abu Dhabi – Karachi
EY-221
A6-EIN

After landing in Abu Dhabi and having an truly unexpected experience on the previous flight from Toronto, I made my way through the normal security procedures packing my camera back into the bag behind a pillar, before entering the line one is normally accustomed to having when landing at Abu Dhabi. Familiar with the surroundings from past trips, I headed straight to the Duty Free which is very limited when compared to the likes of Dubai Duty Free where the choices are endless. Knowing what I needed, I proceeded to the check out and walked away with the maroon Abu Dhabi Duty Free bag in hand. It was a few hours wait and I knew for the Karachi flight we would have to proceed to the lower ground level from where you are literally on level with the rest of the airport. Taxing aircraft suddenly seem so much better to view not to mention the aircraft parked at the gates are now at ground level with you! The gate once displayed on the electronic boards had me go down, and find my holding pen where most passengers had already congregated. It’s the one that we had previously too and after looking around I managed to find a seat. Time started to slow down and I found myself periodically falling into moments of deep sleep and rudely awakened when my head would jerk forward from the unconsciousness of it all.

Scenes of the Duty Free below from the arrivals area
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Additional scenes
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Going Green at Abu Dhabi
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Water conservation measures
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The gate agents started to line up the areas with the queuing equipment and before long people started to get up even before any announcement was made. I decided to join the lot, hoping to get myself on the plane as quickly as possible and rid myself of my bags into the overhead bin! I got to the front and in my tiredness handed just the boarding pass which I had received in Toronto to the check in agent, who reminded me “Passport, please, Sir!” to which I fumbled in my jeans pocket and pulled it out while she bent down and wrote at her desk. I handed her the passport and she had a look at it , ripped the shorter end of my boarding pass handing it to me and said “Second bus, sir!”. I seemed a bit surprised as I knew the second bus was for Business Class Passengers, but felt they probably wanted to speed up the boarding process. I climbed into the second bus and grabbed a seat and noticed it was much nicer than the ones Economy passengers get transferred in. I noticed passengers behind me going into the first bus except for an elderly European couple and a family with kids board after me, while none others made their way to the second one. Remembering what was said to me last year when I asked if I could travel in this second bus when the first got full and was told “Business Class only”, I took out my boarding pass from my top shirt pocket to see if any change had taken place to my seat and could hardly believe my eyes! My seat 22F had been changed by hand to 3A. This is what the gate agent wrote down while she bent down at her desk while asking me to hand her my passport! Still feeling I was perhaps dreaming, I looked at the card again and rubbed my finger across where it now said 3A! It was real after all and no wonder she asked me to specifically get on board this bus. Wow it felt great to be upgraded and my tiredness was gone in seconds.

We started to move shortly later after the first bus filled and moved on and I frantically started to assemble my camera and place it around my neck!! Oh boy, was I going to be trigger happy on this sector. We made it to the familiar area of waiting A320s which are boarded by stairs and pulled up close to A6-EIN whose registration could be clearly seen from the speckled windows of the bus. Behind us was the Etihad Airways Formula 1 A340-600 in all it’s glory undergoing ground checks. I was so mesmerised by it that I for a second forgot about the Business Class treat awaiting me. After the first Economy bus had emptied out we pulled closer to the stairs and once near the door of the bus, I took my first shot of this baby Airbus bathing in the terminal lights. Keeping a clear eye for security around the plane in their neon sleeveless jackets I cautiously took a couple more shots discreetly using my flip screen of my camera to view in movie mode to click the shots once the green squares filled the screen to indicate the shot was good to go!

Etihad A320 (A6-EIN) operating as EY 221 to Karachi
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Gorgeous Airbus A340-600 Formula 1 aircraft
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Etihad A320 (A6-EIN) as seen from the door of the bus
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Cockpit view of A6-EIN
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Fuselage view of A6-EIN
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At the entrance stood a French male Purser who I now instantly recognised by the red tie, with another male FA in the tiny galley between the cockpit doors and Business Class. “Welcome Mr. M” he said to me “Third seat on your right, by the window, Sir”. The other FA behind smiled and said “Welcome” too as I peeked into the open cockpit door with the corner of my eyes. Before me was my seat for the almost two hour sector to Karachi. The usual earthy tones of the Economy section were replaced with the turquoise blue of the Regional Business Class seat, with the familiar zebra black and beige pillows and similar much larger sterilised blanket on the seat. Earphones on the top completed the welcome package scene. Amenity kits were found in the bag with the blanket. Just the basic socks, much better eye shade and ear plugs. The spacious empty overhead bin was partly filled with my shoulder strap bag, Abu Dhabi Duty Free bags, jackets, inner linings while I sat with just my jeans and shirt into the spacious seat. I had barely settled into my seat when the second FA in the galley who I think looked Egyptian came and asked me what I would like to drink. I opted for the lemon mint drink which was promptly brought out to me as he pulled the tray outwards from the seat armrests and proceeded to place a napkin on the armrest itself! “Enjoy” he said to me as I by now had the glass to my lips taking a sip, as my eyes twinkled in acknowledgment. “Thank you” I said the glass now away from me as he turned back to smile at my response. I slunk a little deeper down into the seat, placed both my hands on each side of the armrests that seemed to be quite far apart than what I am accustomed to when riding at the back, tilted my head to the right and watched the world go by into Economy. This felt so different and I decided almost right away I should look into options to upgrade at least on these shorter flights next time. I had nearly flown Emirates on this same trip just for the purpose of using my expiring points to upgrade one way but the days I would get in Karachi would be shorter than compared to Etihad. I was getting to experience Business Class now thanks to Etihad I thought to myself as I wiped my face with the hot scented towel the FA had brought out on a wooden rack and handed to me as he placed it again on the armrest.

My throne for the next two hours – Regional Business Class Seat
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Welcome drink of Lemon and Mint
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Legroom in front of me
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Large oversized blanket – Business Class style


Hot towel on it’s nice tray
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We had now passed our appointed departure time and while the rest of the passengers had now filled in and as I was starting to savour the quietness of the cabin a family of four entered. They had been sitting directly in front of me on my Toronto flight and while the kids had been great, the little one had by now had enough of this whole trip as he entered the cabin crying. What unfolded next was the mother and two kids sitting directly behind me in the unoccupied Business Class seats. By now the other seats had been occupied except for the seat next to me and the seats 1A & 1B. Another arrival into 2A filled Business and the doors were shut behind us. The crying had turned to a frenzy by now and the occupants in 3E and 3F turned to look back. My feeling of calm and serenity suddenly seemed to have been gobbled down into quicksand. No sooner had the new upgrades like me settled in their seats they were offered the welcome drinks and hot towels and shortly later we began to pushback. The engine start up and motion of the aircraft seemed to have had some effect on the child who quietened down. Fortunately my recordings remained crying free and had the initial safety briefing, while the Purser’s voice filled the rest of the safety instructions in the background as we passed the gorgeous Airbus A340-600 F1 aircraft and made it to the runway.

Continuing to record we lined up and before long departed thirty minutes late from Abu Dhabi. We climbed into the night sky the city lights in neat lines, shapes and curves taking place outside the window in the distance below. The engine remain illuminated with the landing lights on and soon all was lost outside as the cabin lights came back on which had been turned off for take off, a standard procedure on all Etihad Airways flights where announcements were made indicating this and advising “guests” to use their reading lights should they wish to continue to read. My little occupants at the back were now starting to enjoy the flight as much as I was. Fortunately due to the distance between the seats the all familiar kicking into the seat back by the little one was greatly prevented. I now took my video screen out of the armrest and started to fiddle with the old style Entertainment system.

Take off from Abu Dhabi


The Purser was now moving around the cabin taking orders and while I had glanced at the menu cards which were distributed earlier while still on the ground, I picked it up again and started to read through it quickly. Before long he was now kneeling down on one knee and at eye level with me, the thought of such personal service making me momentarily forget what I really wanted to order. “What would you like to drink?” he asked holding a menu card in one hand and a pen firmly in the other in position to write my wishes on it. “Err, Nothing” I replied. “Nothing?” he continued to maintain eye contact with me with an eyebrow slightly raised in a feeling of never having anything like that said to him before. “Perhaps some Sparkling water” he continued in his heavy French accent “Yes” I replied while he almost wrote in down knowing I would acknowledge his recommendation. I should have at least asked for Champagne (which I regret not asking for now) “And what would you like to eat?” he said this time looking down into his card as I said without any hesitation “I’ll have the Fish please” almost forgetting to add the words “Kabsa” to the end of my sentence. My sparkling water was delivered to me shortly after.

Contemporary Dining – Inspired CuIsine Menu Card


A La Carte
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Beverages - Notice the old style IFE and Northern route over the UAE
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Wine List


Spirits, Liqueurs etc



Orders taken and with the cabin now quiet except for the little chatter from behind, Business Class was starting to take shape again. I lost no time in loading the inflight map on the screen rising out of the armrest and realised we had now had passed Dubai a while behind as we had now turned right and heading to Karachi on an all familiar route that took us north over the western side of the UAE. I never opened my headphone and package and the blanket remained intact in it’s bag on the floor beside me. I reclined my seat a bit and once again settled into the large space, shut my eyes and placed my hands on each armrest and savoured it all. The smell of the dishes being heated filled the air in the cabin and it stirred me momentarily as I inhaled deeper to take in the fragrant aromas. The Purser was back with napkins neatly folded on his arm which was bent inwards towards his body while he requested others to pull out their tray tables from the other side of the armrest. I pulled out mine by which time he had reached my seat and proceeded to place the napkin he pulled out with one hand and placed it neatly on my tray table as he unfolded it on it. I lost no time to tell him “Er, I’ve changed my mind. I’d like some white wine with my meal” to which he blinked his eyes at me and almost instantly said “which one?....the Sauvignon Blanc” he recommended to which I agreed ”Yes” as I left the wine list back in the side of my seat as quickly as I tried to pull it out.

My meal arrived in all it’s glory and placed on my tray table with the good wishes of “Bon Apetite” and “Enjoy” by the Purser who was doing everything possible to ensure we were taken care of, yet with an air of sophistication! I looked at my meal now lay before me and everything looked great and I took a sip of the sparkling water as I proceeded to use my other free hand to undo the little white clip that was holding the seal of my cutlery neatly wrapped in my napkin. That done, I placed the napkin over my lap and with the fork proceeded to touch the top of my two peaks of fragrant rice that began to tumble gently down into my plate. A quick sample of the fish and I was in heaven! It was just right, flaky and fragrant and so very enjoyable. I decided to try the onion and olive focaccia which was a bit dry which I dipped into the olive and balsamic mixture later to finish, using some of the butter as well. I proceeded to savour the next fishy option of the Salmon wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber which was even better with each morsel. The mango, pepper and spring onion salsa was the right accompaniment to it all. People who know me well are never surprised to see I leave my seafood last to eat on my plate and with the other items now clearly washed down with sips of the sparkling water and the white wine, I proceeded to eat the Fish Kabsa itself. I have never had anything quite like it and the spices used in it got me interested to learn more about it. My Middle Eastern FA was walking down the aisle to see if any refills or requests needed attending to, and I motioned him towards me. “Yes Sir” he smiled as he bent forward to take my request “What are the spices in this dish?” I asked him “It’s Turkish is it?” almost lost in it’s taste as I made the error of thiking it was Turkish as I recall someone in the cabin mentioning that while reading the menu card. “No Sir, it’s Arabic” he said to me “And I am not sure about the flavours, that is something our catering would know best” he said handling the whole situation with a sense of finesse and diplomacy! “No worries” I said to him as he nodded in acknowledgment! I would have something similar called “Fish Biryani” on my flight to Toronto some weeks later with the same garnishes of fried onions and cashews, but this was so much better and in a class of it’s own. I had wiped out everything clean off my plate and it was truly a great Business Class meal. The Salmon and Cucumber Cannelloni was absolutely mouth watering good!!

Business Class Meal Service - Fish Kabsa
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Salmon and Cucumber Cannelloni, Olive oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette & Butter
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Salmon and Cucumber Cannelloni
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Onion and Olive Foccacia Bread
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The Purser proceeded to clear the trays and as he took mine, so completely satisfied with my meal, I could not resist another glass of wine. “I’d like another glass of wine please” I said in a state of bliss content from the meal and drink offerings. “Certainly sir” he said to me taking the tray and also my table cloth and arriving shortly later with the bottle of wine and the napkin in his folded arm. “Oh I have taken your glass away” he said as he peered down into my seat as the lights had almost automatically been dimmed on his return. “I shall be right back” he said appearing some minutes later my wine now poured in it’s glass and put down on my tray table with it’s own coaster. I sipped at the wine slowly and in what had been a forgotten issue, was reminded of the little one behind me who was now walking up and down the aisle. I played peek a boo with him as parts of the Business Class cabin were illuminated with the snake light reading lights that had been turned on in some seats. I saw the occupants of seat 3E and 3F get their desserts and I waited for mine. Nothing happened. I started to wonder since I had no indicated the dessert when he asked me what I wanted to eat, did he think I was not interested in having any?

The aircraft started to shake gently then firmly as the seat belts signs turned on the Purser came on the air asking everybody to return to their seats. This continued momentarily and then just the usual shakes which resulted in the seat belt signs still remaining on however! The Purser was in the cabin chatting with the family behind and in the process I joined in the conversation too. The mother was keen to know the reason for all my photographing everything on board, and I told her about airliners.net. She said she would check it. It is really hard with parents to travel with kids and we sometimes get a bit annoyed with the crying of the little ones and thanks to roaming with my own friends with young ones I have learned to be a bit more accommodating of them. I started to feel a bit tipsy and I was not sure if this was also the reason for my change in heart but I decided to use the washroom. “Be careful” my Purser friend cautioned me as I climbed out of my seat into the darkened cabin and he cleared my glass away, momentarily blinded by the well lit galley where the other FA smiled as he saw me enter.

Washroom amenities


Details of Washroom Amenities
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Once back out both were in the galley and I noticed a plated dessert of the Seasonal Fresh fruits being prepared. “Did I have to order my dessert when you came by to take the orders” I asked the Purser who at once said to me “No you can order it anytime” and then in an instant said “Would you like to order it now” “Yes “ I replied “I’ll have the Gulab Jamun option”. I was about to leave when I asked if I could take a photo of the Fresh Seasonal fruit option “Sure” he said and I clicked a photo while they both had a bit of a smirk as they looked at each other. I explained why I took photos and they have never read of a.net. I then proceeded to show the pictures of the Purser on my flight from Toronto and he recognised him immediately.

Seasonal Fruits selection
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Back at my seat my dessert was delivered in the dark and with the same good wishes to enjoy. I tried frantically to photograph it even with both the reading lights on but to no avail would my camera take a pic as it frantically tried to focus in the dark, the grinding sounds adding to sounds of frustration running in my mind!!. I really missed my point and shoot which would take a pic in any condition!! I was so tempted to take it back to them and have it photographed sacrificing eating it for the sake of the photo, but the rocking and the fact the seat belt sign remained on prevented me from getting up. That coupled with the announcement from the flight deck that we had now commenced our descent into Karachi and it was left with me to just enjoy the tasty dessert just bursting flavours in my mouth. My tray table was cleared shortly and I can’t remember if the lights were turned back on or we continued in the dark into our descent, but the crying behind me had started and the pitch had increased for some moments before quieting down again. We did not go through to the familiar Eastern approach but continued to descend directly down into the city where we landed from the West. Parts of the city remained in shrouds of darkness as the power failures remained evident below. From the skies above we touched down into Karachi being the first in place from the rest of the other Middle Eastern arrivals which were to arrive much later, even though we were thirty minutes late. I has stopped recording by the time we had vacated the main runway and as we got closer to the terminal building and began to pull up close to the gate I frantically started to put my camera together again as a Star Alliance tail started to take shape and by which time we were no pulling up close to this Thai Airways Star Alliance beauty! She looked lovely bathed in the terminal lights. Such a gorgeous aircraft! We were the first to leave and the entire Economy cabin was looking down at us as we pulled our bags out of the overhead bins! I thanked both the Purser and the FA for the truly awesome experience and made my way out of the aircraft where sometime later I was reunited with my family, excitedly telling them about my Business Class experience!!

Thank you Etihad for this wonderful opportunity to experience Business class.

Gorgeous Thai Airways A330-300 Star Alliance
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Detail of HS-TEL
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[Edited 2013-02-24 07:12:50]

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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
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Etihad Airways
Karachi to Abu Dhabi
EY 222


Departures are always not easy especially since the fact you’ve just had a great holiday with the family! However the perks of getting on board an aircraft make it easier to transition that happiness onboard. Welcome to the first leg of my final instalment. The return leg as well as the trip into Toronto can be read here

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I was preparing for the flight back which would have us leaving for the airport around the time the aircraft would be making it’s descent into Karachi. Unlike the other Middle Eastern early morning competitor arrivals into the city which have quick turnarounds, Etihad remains at the airport for a good three hours and twenty minutes. So I asked my nephew to go to www.flightradar24.com and locate my flight operating as EY-222 to Abu Dhabi. He pulled up the site and along with my guidance scrolled over the many aircraft around the area. I told him to click on one of the many aircraft departing Abu Dhabi and heading North and he scrolled the cursor over one that immediately highlighted EY 221. “That one, That one” I screamed in excitement, “Click it, Click it”. And he did…..and right before my eyes popped out the details for A6-EYE, the blue liveried “Manchester Football City Football Club” aircraft! I sat in excitement such a grown person beaming with excitement over an aircraft thought my nephew in disbelief! I knew that these sectors to and from Karachi were definitely going to be the most memorable ones of all my four trips on Etihad.

AT THE AIRPORT
Even though we got there three hours in advance, the Flight display boards did not show the check in gate as open. I said my goodbyes anyway and proceeded into the departure areas, quickly getting my only bag checked in and waving goodbye once again from the restricted departure area to the family through the open doors where many people had congregated outside to see their loved ones finally off. Once through immigration I made my way to security and finally to the departure gate where a handful of people had collected. Outside A6-EYE was at the gate where it would later welcome me onboard.

Time passed by slowly but before long we were handing our boarding passes and passports to the ground agent who bid us a good flight. Down the air bridge my heart raced with excitement over what was going to be my very first flight on a special liveried aircraft. Of course nothing would be different on the inside or so I thought. As we got closer to the gate a Female Purser stood at the door. Should I ask for a photo of just the entrance I thought, but except for the slight blue edgings around the door area of our aircraft nothing else could be seen to identify it as A6-EYE. So I changed my mind and walked in where a large poster of the “Manchester City Football Club” was framed right between the areas between the walls of the galley and the right side panel of the aircraft. I tried to take a pic but the angle was too narrow. I proceeded to my last seat 45K which had mysteriously changed to an aisle seat 40A from my original seat of 18A. As you might recall there was also supposedly an aircraft equipment change as well from the narrow Airbus A320 to the full length wide bodied Airbus A340-600 which had left me with excitement when I first learned of this change while printing my email notification of the new departure date I had made.

The crew on this fight was far from stellar than the one I had on the flight into Karachi. However a nice Morrocan young man who was serving our area welcomed me on board as I got to the back. On the wall was a large framed poster with the words “Blue Moon Rising” and since I the cabin was fairly empty I decided to take a photo right away. Just as well I did as no later someone came and sat in the seat just directly under it. Settled in my seat the last one on this beautiful Airbus A330-200, I looked at my first external sign that I was indeed on A6-EYE with the wingtip displaying the football against the blue background. I looked at the arriving Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 turn and then pull up into it’s gate at the side of us. Emirates Boeing 777-300ER had landed while I was still sitting in the departure lounge and was occupying the next gate from the Qatar Airways jet. Here were the three main competitor airlines parked so close to each other.

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 pulling up at the gate
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Blue Moon Rising Sign at the back of the plane
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Competitors at the gate
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PIA B743 heading to Jeddah
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The cabin started to fill up and soon a sea of religious turbaned individuals made their way in. This was the reason for the upgrade I thought and later learned during the flight that they were all on their way to pilgrimage in Iraq. I was glad due their large numbers it resulted in an equipment change and the A6-EYE aircraft being sent our way. Before long the bags were loaded through the ramp outside my window and soon all the ground vehicles began to pull back to give way to our aircraft to pushback. We were closest to the runway and I knew we would not have much of a taxi which we didn’t. We did a take off roll and with my camera in hand I was glad to finally get a decent departure video of a fully lit city of Karachi. No a single patch of black due to power failures could be seen below. However due to severe thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon which had passed through the area, the view was a bit hazy outside my window, but nevertheless clear skies. We crossed down south west over the city before turning Northwest over the Arabian sea to finally turn left and fly parallel along the Makran Coast turning slight towards Muscat from where we would begin our descent into Abu Dhabi.

Mood lighting on board A6-EYE
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Entertainment onboard EY 222
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Mood lighting on board A6-EYE
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Karachi from the air
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Entertainment onboard EY 222
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Breakfast service commenced almost immediately and there was no menu card or choice of meals offered. The cabin crew did their job and were not as excited as I was to be onboard this beautifully liveried bird. Outside the sky remained dark for a major portion before streaks of light Illuminated the gorgeous wingtip which after various shades of light in the background was soon clearly visible. During the course of the changing light outside the cart reached us at the back and our trays were handed out. This was a welcome change from the snack bags that had become part of the Etihad Airways flights on these red eye flights. I was happy to see that the omelette and chicken sausage option had returned. I did not care too much for the paneer though I ate the spinach over it. Next came the beverages and my neighbour had ordered an apple juice while I asked for coffee. The FA handed me the apple juice not realising her mistake and I took it..She then looked my neighbour and he said he’d like another orange juice, to which she looked at me in confusion and said “Why did you take it?”. “I thought you forgot my coffee” I told her, and she poured another apple juice and gave it to him. “And what did you want to have?” she asked me again “Coffee” I reminded her to which she looked at her cart lifted some of the aluminium pots with the black lids shook one or two and said “I’m out of coffee”..”Oh so confusing, so many orders” she confessed. “Don’t worry it’s okay” I told her feeling I had already stressed her out too much!

Flight map of EY 222
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Another option
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Breakfast option on board
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Close up other omelette and chicken sausage option
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Close up of fresh fruits
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Bread Roll and Yougurt
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The captain came on the air and we indicated we had begun our descent into Abu Dhabi. We banked slightly to the left and then to the right before we passed a sleepy little town below and then continued over miles of desert around us. Across the aisle a tough looking FA was talking to the religious group and instructing them to put the laptop size bags they were holding in the hands into the overhead bins. They seemed to be taking her instructions too lightly to which I heard her say “If you cannot reach up, I will have to put it up for you” she said keeping aircraft security measures in place, something which I have Etihad Airways take very strongly, sometimes even sending the most desperately need-to-go-to-washroom passengers back to their seats. With one swoop of her hand she took the bags from three different individual hands and placed them into the overhead bin, and continued down the aisle to check for other culprits. Before long the captain came on the air again “Cabin Crew, ten minutes to arrival”. By now the light outside had grown enough to have me totally mesmerised with the winglet with the football on it. I could not have asked for more!!

First light of A6-EYE’s winglet
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Some more
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Speed brakes on
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We made a straight in approach and landed on Rwy 31L passing the magnificent Abu Dhabi Control Tower shaped like a sail. I stopped the recording to take a snapshot of it and then continued recording for most of our arrival. We passed the last stand of the Airbridges having passed the rows of Airbus A320 aircraft earlier as we had turned off the runway and now having almost crossed to the other side I wonder if we going to be bussed to the terminal. My heart raced as we passed two Air Berlin aircraft that had stairs attached to them and then we turned right and pulled up against D-ABXB her red resplendent in the early morning sun like an Indian bride on her wedding day. Being one of the last to get out I knew I would also be one of the last to get on the bus and would be right in view of the ground security staff. I definitely wanted to get a pic of this beast no sooner we got onto the ground. I clicked one as soon as I got out of the plane of the engine but that blurred out, so I knew I would only have one last shot from the ground. I seized my moment as I found refuge in one of the two buses and got onto the emptier one, turned and clicked as the bus was at an angle away from the ground staff. Click, and then I waited but the sea of religious turbaned men joined behind me and I was lost in their headgears. Besides the front of the plane was shielded by the airbridge and happy with my shot of the main fuselage I packed my camera away. I was at Abu Dhabi and my trip to Toronto lay ahead of me!!

Landed at Abu Dhabi
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Passing some Cargo jets
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Pulling up next to new Partnership between Etihad Airways and Air Berlin
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D-ABXB
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Manchester City Football Club poster just near the exit door


Manchester City Football Club A6-EYE
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User currently offlinenelsony From Australia, joined Jun 2011, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 18654 times:

Very detailed report! thank you and congratulations on your upgrade. lol

User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 17118 times:
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Quoting nelsony (Reply 2):
Very detailed report! thank you and congratulations on your upgrade. lol

Thanks!! Yes the upgrade was great to experience lol


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16155 times:

Dear flightsimboy,

Will you believe if I tell you that it took me three evenings to (re-)read before proceeding to write a reply?

An upgrade! What a great reward for a beloved son on his way to attend the fiftieth wedding anniversary of his parents!   

Let me just highlight these exciting sequences of yours:

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
ripped the shorter end of my boarding pass handing it to me and said “Second bus, sir!”.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“Business Class only”
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
My seat 22F had been changed by hand to 3A.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
rubbed my finger across where it now said 3A!


By which your previous statement made more sense to me:

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Knowing what I needed,

The upgrade that was!  



Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Wow it felt great to be upgraded and my tiredness was gone in seconds.

Congratulations!   


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Keeping a clear eye for security around the plane in their neon sleeveless jackets I cautiously took a couple more shots discreetly using my flip screen of my camera to view in movie mode to click the shots once the green squares filled the screen to indicate the shot was good to go!

People, just follow this guideline and you’ll be fine with your photography!   


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“Welcome Mr. M”

Well, hello Mr. M!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I opted for the lemon mint

My favorite welcome drink!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
tilted my head to the right and watched the world go by into Economy.

How did it feel? 


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Hot towel on it’s nice tray

Don’t you love the light color of the tray.

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Before long he was now kneeling down on one knee and at eye level with me, the thought of such personal service making me momentarily forget what I really wanted to order.

How adorable!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“Err, Nothing” I replied. “Nothing?” he continued to maintain eye contact with me with an eyebrow slightly raised in a feeling of never having anything like that said to him before.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“Perhaps some Sparkling water” he continued in his heavy French accent “Yes” I replied while he almost wrote in down knowing I would acknowledge his recommendation.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I should have at least asked for Champagne (which I regret not asking for now)

flightsimboy! What have you done to yourself? You must have been too overwhelmed by your upgrade experience. I wish I was seated next to you only to say out loud, “Go for sparkling WINE! Not sparkling water!”

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“I’ll have the Fish please” almost forgetting to add the words “Kabsa” t

Bravo! It would have been my choice as well!   


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“which one?....the Sauvignon Blanc”

Good suggestion!   


Forgive me for the following quotes:

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Fish Kabsa
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
A quick sample of the fish and I was in heaven! It was just right, flaky and fragrant and so very enjoyable.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I would have something similar called “Fish Biryani” on my flight to Toronto some weeks later with the same garnishes of fried onions and cashews, but this was so much better and in a class of it’s own.


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Salmon and Cucumber Cannelloni
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I proceeded to savour the next fishy option of the Salmon wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber which was even better with each morsel.


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Onion and Olive Foccacia Bread
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I decided to try the onion and olive focaccia which was a bit dry which I dipped into the olive and balsamic mixture later to finish, using some of the butter as well.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
The Salmon and Cucumber Cannelloni was absolutely mouth watering good!!

I just wanted to virtually better savor the world class meals you had on board. 


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
“I’ll have the Gulab Jamun option”.
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
the tasty dessert just bursting flavours in my mouth.

While in this case, I’ll just use my imagination!  


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I was about to leave when I asked if I could take a photo of the Fresh Seasonal fruit option “Sure” he said and I clicked a photo while they both had a bit of a smirk as they looked at each other.

How sweet!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
but the rocking and the fact the seat belt sign remained on prevented me from getting up. That coupled with the announcement from the flight deck that we had now commenced our descent into Karachi and it was left with me to just enjoy

I can fully understand.   


Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
t is really hard with parents to travel with kids and we sometimes get a bit annoyed with the crying of the little ones and thanks to roaming with my own friends with young ones I have learned to be a bit more accommodating of them.

Do you mind sharing some tips?

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
Etihad remains at the airport for a good three hours and twenty minutes.

Not uncommon practice for Etihad, so it seems. Etihad will also have a long layover in AMS of seven hours and twenty minutes.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
an aisle seat 40A

Is 40A an aisle seat?  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
Here were the three main competitor airlines parked so close to each other.

KHI beats AMS on that…   


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
Karachi from the air

Beautiful shot.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
I did not care too much for the paneer though

How could you? I wish I was seated next to you just to say, “Give it to me, then!”  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
With one swoop of her hand she took the bags from three different individual hands and placed them into the overhead bin,

Wonder woman!


Thank you so much for sharing, flightsimboy. I have mustered just enough energy out of shivery me just to let my friend know how I enjoyed his report!

All the very bests. I am off to bed again.   
Suryo



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 15453 times:
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Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Will you believe if I tell you that it took me three evenings to (re-)read before proceeding to write a reply?
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):

Thank you so much for sharing, flightsimboy. I have mustered just enough energy out of shivery me just to let my friend know how I enjoyed his report!

All the very bests. I am off to bed again.

Akhmad, I do very much appreciate your taking time out to read this report over a period of three days in your sickness, and to take the time to reply to it as well. I really must not make them so long. And I am sure the first report must have taken you even longer. Thanks for your comments on that one too.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
An upgrade! What a great reward for a beloved son on his way to attend the fiftieth wedding anniversary of his parents!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
The upgrade that was!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Congratulations!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):

How did it feel?

It was really great to experience it, and yes a reward indeed before such an auspicious occasion.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
flightsimboy! What have you done to yourself? You must have been too overwhelmed by your upgrade experience. I wish I was seated next to you only to say out loud, “Go for sparkling WINE! Not sparkling water!”
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Bravo! It would have been my choice as well!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
My favorite welcome drink!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
I just wanted to virtually better savor the world class meals you had on board.
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
While in this case, I’ll just use my imagination!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
How could you? I wish I was seated next to you just to say, “Give it to me, then!”

We definitely agree with a couple of things here lol, except for the last one!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):

How adorable!
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
How sweet!

Indeed.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Is 40A an aisle seat?

Oops meant the aisle seat from 40K

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
KHI beats AMS on that…

Well KHI beats AMS in terms of Middle Eastern carriers...No European carriers at KHI anymore and just a few Asian carriers, well just MH and CX.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Beautiful shot.

I wish I could have had much better shots like some others on here.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):

Wonder woman!

Yes, very enforced safety rule here. Glad to see Etihad takes their safety on board very seriously


Thanks for taking the time to reply Akhmad!! Very much appreicated.


User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1576 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14738 times:
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Hello flightsimboy!

With great pleasure have I read this next installement of your latest travels. Once again a flavoursome tale - literally as well   - and accompanied with great photography. While you didn’t seem to have gotten the A364, I believe the Manchester liveried (is that a word?) A332 is a welcome replacement in that aspect!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Wow it felt great to be upgraded

I can only echo your sentiments. It’s like a child getting it’s most wanted toy  

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Regional Business Class Seat

That colour and pattern choice and combo (light blue and white and black stripes) looks kinda weird or am I not ‘in fashion’ lol!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I should have at least asked for Champagne

Of course! Why didn’t you?

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
It is really hard with parents to travel with kids and we sometimes get a bit annoyed with the crying of the little ones and thanks to roaming with my own friends with young ones I have learned to be a bit more accommodating of them.

I’m quite understandable on this as well, having some small children myself. It is not an easy task to travel with infants, but if the parents keep control, it can actually be quite a nice thing to do. No IFE needed and no boredom on board  

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Landed at Abu Dhabi

I like that control tower’s shape.

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
First light of A6-EYE’s winglet

Attention to detail, even a football in the winglet!

Sultanils



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14341 times:
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Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
Hello flightsimboy!

And hello once again, Nils!!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
With great pleasure have I read this next installement of your latest travels. Once again a flavoursome tale - literally as well - and accompanied with great photography

As I've echoed in my replies, thank you for taking the time to read the reports. I do confess they are very long and might be too much for others.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
While you didn’t seem to have gotten the A364, I believe the Manchester liveried (is that a word?) A332 is a welcome replacement in that aspect!

I cannot express how excited I was to learn that A6-EYE was heading it's way to Karachi to pick me up. Woo hoo!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8532998666_018a487ba3_c.jpg

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
I can only echo your sentiments. It’s like a child getting it’s most wanted toy

True, but even better when you are not expecting anything, like being a bad boy at Christmas lol

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
That colour and pattern choice and combo (light blue and white and black stripes) looks kinda weird or am I not ‘in fashion’ lol!

It did not look too bad in person. In fact it looked very soothing

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
Of course! Why didn’t you?

I don't drink caffiene and alcohol on flights anymore, so by default my mind had already rejected these. I know!!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
I’m quite understandable on this as well, having some small children myself. It is not an easy task to travel with infants, but if the parents keep control, it can actually be quite a nice thing to do. No IFE needed and no boredom on board

Yes but only if some parents would take care of their kids, and not allow them to be like they were on the couch at home, kicking and screaming...yikes!!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):
I like that control tower’s shape.

Sometimes it reminds me of a banana

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 6):

Attention to detail, even a football in the winglet!

I wish I could take a shot of the football around the nose area of the aircraft.


User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7877 times:
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Sorry to revive this trip report, but finally got the videos up and running, previous bandwidth restrictions put to rest!

You've read the reports, now watch the videos  . The first video is on board EY 221 to Karachi with the Business Class upgrade. The second and third video is on board EY 222 to Abu Dhabi on board A6-EYE "Manchester City Football Club" livery aircraft.

So basically these two flights were out of the normal "Etihad" flights I have been taking for the past many years. Hope you enjoy the videos.

Don't forget to watch them in Full 1080p HD mode"

EY 221 "Regional Business Class" Abu Dhabi to Karachi.

http://youtu.be/L3saueG9gdc

EY 222 "A6-EYE - Manchester City Football Club livery aircraft" Karachi to Abu Dhabi (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/koVFubP-dA4

EY 222 "A6-EYE - Manchester City Football Club livery aircraft" Karachi to Abu Dhabi (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/gPTb9jQwjJ0

Stay tuned for EY 140 & 141 videos including a very snowy arrival into YYZ. These will be included in the other report.

Thanks for watching  


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6649 times:

Dear flightsimboy,

The long awaited videos are finally there. I must say I am impressed!   


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 8):
EY 221 "Regional Business Class" Abu Dhabi to Karachi.

http://youtu.be/L3saueG9gdc

OMG, both flight purser and the flight attendant performing manual demonstration are just HOT!

What a long A320 takeoff run for a short flight to KHI.   


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 8):
EY 222 "A6-EYE - Manchester City Football Club livery aircraft" Karachi to Abu Dhabi (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/koVFubP-dA4

The sunrise scenery is magnificent.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 8):
EY 222 "A6-EYE - Manchester City Football Club livery aircraft" Karachi to Abu Dhabi (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/gPTb9jQwjJ0

You make me eager to fly EY soon.


Have a nice weekend!

Suryo  



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5873 times:
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Quoting akhmad (Reply 9):

Dear flightsimboy,

Dear Suryo!!!!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 9):
The long awaited videos are finally there. I must say I am impressed!   

I am glad you liked them. And thank you taking the time to comment  .

Quoting akhmad (Reply 9):
What a long A320 takeoff run for a short flight to KHI.   

Must be the heavily packed suitcases and completely full load, like all Etihad Airways flights!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 9):
The sunrise scenery is magnificent.

It's even more magical in live view lol

Quoting akhmad (Reply 9):
You make me eager to fly EY soon.

And so you must. Keeping my fingers crossed they meet your expectations!!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 9):
Have a nice weekend!

Have a nice weekend too.

Hope you like the other videos I posted in the trip report of the flights Toronto - Abu Dhabi - Toronto

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/234408/


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5299 times:

Hi again!

Nice report with nice pictures !

Great to see you go in Business class ! That looks very good for such a short flight !

Thanks for posting!

The777Man



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User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 665 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4717 times:
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Hi flightsimboy!

Are you sure you weren't flying Air France and this was all a dreeeeeeeeeeeam??? lol!!! French Purser, Sparkling Water (Perrier or Badoit), and then on the menu, 1664! This is my absolute favorite beer of all time. Have you tried a Kronenbourg? If you like a nice lager, then try one and enjoy! And to make this beer even more refreshing, add equal parts of Efferve (or any French Sparkling Lemonade)... this is called a Panache. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!  

In any case, thank you for writing this trip report! This was an enjoyable read and very nice for Etihad to offer a seat in J with a delicious meal! Even the breakfast in Y looks quite appetizing with the brightest watermelon! Very nice!!!

I wish you many more memorable trips!

Bon Voyage,

AirAfreak  



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4167 times:
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Quoting The777Man (Reply 11):
Great to see you go in Business class ! That looks very good for such a short flight !
Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 12):
This was an enjoyable read and very nice for Etihad to offer a seat in J with a delicious meal! Even the breakfast in Y looks quite appetizing with the brightest watermelon! Very nice!!!

After that experience I would not mind mind paying a bit more to actually pay and fly up front for the shorter haul ha,ha. The fish Kasba was something I had never eaten before.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 12):
Are you sure you weren't flying Air France and this was all a dreeeeeeeeeeeam??? lol!!! French Purser, Sparkling Water (Perrier or Badoit), and then on the menu, 1664! This is my absolute favorite beer of all time. Have you tried a Kronenbourg? If you like a nice lager, then try one and enjoy! And to make this beer even more refreshing, add equal parts of Efferve (or any French Sparkling Lemonade)... this is called a Panache. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!  

I will try out your recommendation  . Et non, j'etais sur le vol Etihad pas Air France!! The French Purser and Egyptian FA were "tres magnifique" very polished service! But then most of Etihad's flights are great in all classes.   

Quoting The777Man (Reply 11):
Nice report with nice pictures !

Thanks

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 12):
I wish you many more memorable trips!

Bon Voyage,

Merci, et vous aussi!


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6643 posts, RR: 78
Reply 14, posted (1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Hi flightsimboy,

great report with many nice pictures! What a memorable trip you had on EY - upgrade to Business and A6-EYE, double congratulations!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
I took out my boarding pass from my top shirt pocket to see if any change had taken place to my seat and could hardly believe my eyes! My seat 22F had been changed by hand to 3A.

What a nice surprise!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Behind us was the Etihad Airways Formula 1 A340-600 in all it’s glory undergoing ground checks.

What would have happened if you had ended up on this one???

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
My throne for the next two hours – Regional Business Class Seat

Well, not exactly the kind of throne found in a staggered Business Class layout, but still a very nice seat!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):

Hot towel on it’s nice tray

Nice indeed!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Business Class Meal Service - Fish Kabsa

That looks very good!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Seasonal Fruits selection

And where's the real dessert?  

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
I told him to click on one of the many aircraft departing Abu Dhabi and heading North and he scrolled the cursor over one that immediately highlighted EY 221. “That one, That one” I screamed in excitement, “Click it, Click it”. And he did…..and right before my eyes popped out the details for A6-EYE, the blue liveried “Manchester Football City Football Club” aircraft! I sat in excitement such a grown person beaming with excitement over an aircraft thought my nephew in disbelief!

And another great surprise! I still remember when I found out on the Frankfurt Airport website that SA's Star Alliance A346 would fly me from FRA to JNB some years ago - I can imagine how you felt!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Mood lighting on board A6-EYE

Always a great sight.

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):

Breakfast option on board

Looks good!

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):

First light of A6-EYE’s winglet

Very cool shot!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1084 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Congratulations on your upgrade Flightsimboy!

I think for service to airliners.net, you deserve it. A shame it couldn't have been on the longer sector, but better than nothing. I've never ha any luck with a complimentary upgrade.

The food looked really good, and EY is now an airline I would very much like to try in the future.

Well done sir!

Luke



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1152 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1715 times:
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Nice to see some more replies...for some reason I do believe when I posted it last year, it kind of went undetected, but then it was yet another Etihad report from me haha

Hi PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
great report with many nice pictures! What a memorable trip you had on EY - upgrade to Business and A6-EYE, double congratulations!

Yes my trip report heading and your words and mine "Memorable trips" indeed.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
What would have happened if you had ended up on this one???

Getting on that one would have required numerous attempts with smelling salts to revive me...and had it to be an upgrade on the A346, not telling what would have happened then.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
And where's the real dessert?  

See below  
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Back at my seat my dessert was delivered in the dark and with the same good wishes to enjoy. I tried frantically to photograph it even with both the reading lights on but to no avail would my camera take a pic as it frantically tried to focus in the dark, the grinding sounds adding to sounds of frustration running in my mind!!. I really missed my point and shoot which would take a pic in any condition!!
Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
And another great surprise! I still remember when I found out on the Frankfurt Airport website that SA's Star Alliance A346 would fly me from FRA to JNB some years ago - I can imagine how you felt!

I can well imagine your state of excitement

Quoting flightsimboy (Thread starter):
Very cool shot!

Hopefully you enjoyed the video links to the trip report, posted at the end of this report....the reason for reviving this thread a year later.

Hey Lukeboy95

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 15):
Congratulations on your upgrade Flightsimboy!

Yes thanks...

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 15):
I've never ha any luck with a complimentary upgrade.

I've had three so far, one on KU, the other on EK and the third on EY....the experience on EY was the best....both KU and EK were in the 90s...nothing much to talk about...even when I didn't know of a nifty little thing called a trip report lol

Hope you score an upgrade soon....your charms don't seem to work in your favour here eh? lol

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 15):
The food looked really good, and EY is now an airline I would very much like to try in the future.
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 15):
Well done sir!

Thank you....(I wonder where in the world you are right now?)


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