My friends, the struggle is over. I have booked Etihad Apartments and this time I will not be cancelling. Though it may be trivial to those outside the points hustle, I have been fixated on flying Apartments for quite some time. I was going to fly it from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi to JFK but that would cost 120k AAdvantage miles. Alternatively, the price of flying first class from Asia to the US is only 67,500 miles. Clearly it makes no sense to waste miles just to take apartments.
After flying Etihad first on the 777 this past November, I started making plans to visit Morocco and Jordan. The plan is to fly from Morocco and then go to Abu Dhabi after.The cost of flying from the Middle East region to JFK is only 90k miles before March’s devaluation.
Here are the countries included in that region:
I’m not going to leave the airport when I arrive in Abu Dhabi. I’ll just spend my time in the Premium Lounge drinking, getting a haircut, and mingling.
Etihad Apartment availability is either fully available with multiple seats or impossible to find. They come and they go. Search on etihad.com for GuestSeat and make sure you’re flying the A380.
I hope this puts to rest the nonsensical comments that TPOL is too scared to go places, a clear misinterpretation of my post on Istanbul.