Etihad Airways A6-APG EY204 AUH-BOM
Airlines: Etihad Airways
Flight: EY204 AUH-BOM
Aircraft: Airbus A380-861
Dep AUH Terminal 3: 14:20
Arr BOM Terminal 2: 19:20
Distance: 1,999 km
Flight time: 2h 40mFull Trip Report [Youtube Video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QalneoFIBcIntroduction
Arriving in Abu Dhabi early in the morning from Sydney. Trip report below:Etihad Airways A6-APH EY455 SYD-AUH
Had breakfast at the airport before heading out to the city.BreakfastBus Trip
I originally planned to take Etihad bus to Dubai, had dropped that idea after calculating travel time.
Had searched information regarding transport, decided to take a bus no. A1 to the city. I missed the 8.10 bus to city as I didn't have the smart card. By the time, I returned the bus had left.
The smart card kiosk was confusing for first timers. Helped 2 other guys to buy a ticket, once i understood the process. The fare was approx AED 3 approx each way.Smart Card
One of the guys was a Spanish fellow returning from Gold Coast after attending acting course. He was an stunt actor in Spanish movie, had his company in the bus till we disembarked.Abu Dhabi A1 Bus Route Ride [Youtube Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od1S8q-Kt7E
After reaching, he went to the Corniche and I went to the Abu Dhabi mall. Shops hadn't opened as it was still 9.30 a,m. I went looking for falafeel sandwich. I didn't get what I was after. Below is the pictureFalafeel Sandwich
After some walking around the mall for sometime, I checked the return bus time and took the bus back to airport.Return bus trip [Youtube Video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XGgVZANwsDeparture
On returning to the airport, departure was by terminal 1. Passed the immigration and then security. I had arrived at the airport at 11a.m for a 2p.m departure.
Walked around the terminal, passed the duty free shops.Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 Departure [Youtube Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7OC0DbKk2M
I was tired after the long flight and the walking in the hot sun. After spending sometime in terminal duty free, headed for the gate. Walk to Terminal 3To Gate
I spent some time charging my phone and made a few calls using the free wifi in the terminal.
After buying some drinks from duty free headed for the gate. On arriving the gate, passport and boarding card was checked.Gate 61 for EY204 to MumbaiEtihad Airways A6-APGWaiting areaBoarding
It was a full flight. Waited at the gate for about 1 hr, boarding was called by zone numbers around 1.45pm. A320
Queue was long, It took about 15-20 mins to board the aircraft.Etihad Airways A6-APGCabin view
Soon everyone was settled, my seatmate was a student from New Jersey returning during break. Next to him, parent of a U.S-based student returning after visit.Window view
Service staff resting after cleaning the plane.Seat IFETaxi and takeoff
Pushback was 15 mins past 2 p.m. Taxi was long, departure was from runway 31R.Tail cam
Waited for two Etihad A320's to depart before rolling to active runway.Departure viewTail cam view
Overflying an airport just after departure.Flight InformationMenuInflight service
Inflight service on this flight was far better. The stewardess was polite and communicative. I had ordered HMNL, I didnt receive any special meal.
Option was chicken, fish or vegs. Lunch packaging
I chose fish. Which was the right decision, food was good. Washed it down with white wine.Lunch : Fish
After lunch, trays were removed. Cruising over the Arabian Sea.Window viewReading materialSafety CardTurned on the IFE
Was feeling tired, didn't watch any entertainment. Switched on the flight information.Flight InformationFlight path
Soon time passed, flight was close to Mumbai.Flight location
Overflying Mumbai heading in the eastern direction. After series of turns lined West to land on Runway 27.Approaching MumbaiVashi BridgeTaxi to Terminal 2Arrival
Arrived at the gate vacated by Emirates A380. Seating in forward section. two gates were in operation. Didn't take long to disembark. Walk to gate was long. Walk to ImmigrationWalk [Youtube Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LED5TIB12A
Immigration was quick as there were not many flight. Baggage took about 20mins to arrive. Passed customs. Headed out to meet family.Conclusion
Abu Dhabi airport was efficient, but the toilet was rundown. Hopeful improvements will be seen when the new mid-field construction is completed. Etihad service was decent compared to the previous flight.
Mumbai airport was quick exit, since the time of the day was off-peak for international flight.
Watch the video to experience the flight. Hope you enjoyed reading this trip.
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