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Lie-Flat Surprise: Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi

The Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi Flight Review is part of the Trip Report Athens Marathon: The Original Course which includes the following cities:

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It is ironic that the relaxing start to my vacation was en route back to the US. The journey to Los Angeles began in Cairo aboard Etihad, stopped in Abu Dhabi for a night, and resumed the next day on the same carrier but different plane.

When I originally made the booking, I was so concerned with finding first class availability from AUH-LAX that I didn’t check what type of plane would be from CAI-AUH. I figured it would be a 737 with oversized seats that reclined. Imagine my surprised when I boarded the plane and found the exact opposite. After all the bumps I had endured on this trip, I thought it was fitting that something finally went my way.

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Not one flight in Egypt had a jetway
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Etihad A340
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Etihad livery
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View of the wing
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Finally some peace and quiet
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The 1-2-1 config
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A blanket worth keeping
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Water + assorted nuts at your fingertips
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The only thing worth drinking in life
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A step up from the 737
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Nice for a couples flight
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A340 first class
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The amenities kit
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Mocktails: who is ordering this? If you’re a child, why are you flying in first? If you’re an adult, really? Just have a Sprite, you’re a grown up.
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You knew this pics was coming
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And this one
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Now horizontal
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A fine selection of bread: I enjoyed the garlic bread
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The mezze was very good
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Etihad touch on everything
Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi Flight Review
The kufta was dry, I do not recommend it
Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi Flight Review
Just a pretty picture with Aladdin
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Nice tea after the meal
Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi Flight Review
Closing the suite for privacy

All of this for a flight that was only 3 hours long. I was sad to leave but happy I could do it all again the next day on a 777 for 16.5 hours.

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