Sunday, June 25, 2017

Emirates Shower Class JFK-DXB: One More Time

What else can go through your head as you board a first class flight on an Emirates A380? After the customary greetings and the initial glass of champagne, I settled into my seat and heard the announcement: the flight would be delayed due to an electrical issue at JFK.

Be Our Guest: Etihad First Class 777 Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles

The captain came on the intercom to inform us that our flight time would be 16.5 hours long. Then he invited us to relax, lie-flat, as Etihad proudly presented - my first class dream service. I half expected Lumière to serenade me when I boarded the Etihad first class flight from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles.

Etihad Premium Lounge: Before & After SSSS Security

Abu Dhabi airport allows American citizens to clear Immigration before they get to the United States. In theory, it's a convenient way for American travelers to deal with security before arriving in the US. In reality, it has a couple drawbacks. First, the Eithad Premium Lounge is located before Pre-Clearance, a factor that must be taken into account before having too many glasses of champagne at the lounge.

Aloft Abu Dhabi: The Solid Layover Choice

If you're a points person, chances are you will find yourself in Abu Dhabi, my 76th 'country', for one night while to catch your flight to somewhere else. I've never had a desire to visit Abu Dhabi and opted to spend a month in Dubai instead. From what I saw in my short time there, Abu Dhabi is beautiful and may require a more extended visit.

Etihad Arrivals Lounge: Time for a Proper Shave

I was ready to call Uber Abu Dhabi and thought why not stop by the Etihad Arrivals Lounge and find out if the chauffeur service truly wasn't available for those that booked Etihad via AAdvantage. It isn't.

Abu Dhabi: Country #75

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Airline Names: What Does Etihad Mean?

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Sheikh Dubai’s Chariot: First Class on Emirates Airlines A380

It has been claimed by many in the points game that the greatest redemption is aboard an Emirates Airlines A380 with first class service to anywhere. What’s better than anywhere is anywhere that takes...

The Seven Cities of Gold

Gold toilets, gold mirrors, gold buttons. Emirates Shower Class suites were catered for Liberace. Elegant or gaudy? That is the question that begs to be asked when it comes to both the airline and...
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