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You can now fly ‘Custom Class’ with Etihad Airways

A whole new category, a whole new world

BY DIVYA GURSAHANI | February 22nd, 2019

Picture this: you’re on a flight wearing luxury sleepwear and sipping champagne, the seats beside you are unoccupied, and there’s not a crying baby in sight. Is this the future of air travel? No, actually, it’s the present, thanks to Etihad Airways. What’s more, you can also tailor a travel experience for yourself that isn’t just limited to time spent in the air—after your flight, you can pool your miles into one account (with up to seven family members) so that everyone can reap the rewards.

Quiet Time

We’re all familiar with the joy that accompanies the accidental discovery of an empty adjoining seat in economy class. Luckily, Etihad Airways’s neighbour-free seat option allows you to take matters into your own hands, and bid for up to three empty seats next to yours. Pop on that hydrating eye mask and get ready to relax in relative privacy.

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Neighbour-free seating on Etihad Airways

Space jam

Long legs are coveted, right up until you need to get on a flight. Here’s where the Economy Space seat becomes your saviour. The airline has specially created these by re-fitting its wide-body fleet with a new arrangement that provides extra legroom. Kick back (literally) and enjoy your journey

Helping hand

For long trips, a member of the cabin crew, called a flying nanny, is trained to support families in the air. They help with everything—providing entertainment such as games, art and craft, care, and preparing baby meals.

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Etihad Airways’s flying nanny service

Luxe redux

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Buy on-board offerings such as sleepwear from Christian Lacroix and champagne from Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV. Once you land, refuel with a dining experience and an extensive bar at one of the impressive lounges launched in partnership with No1 Lounges that are open to economy class travellers.

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Etihad Airways’s The House lounge

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Etihad Airways’s in-flight chef