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Dread long haul flights? Etihad Airways’ flights to the US will change your mind

It comes with unimaginable perks in store

By Avani Thakkar  October 22nd, 2019

The journey is often quoted as being more important than the destination, and when it comes to the subject of travelling, this thought couldn’t be more accurate. Apart than picking the perfect getaway and looking forward to unwinding, experiencing a comfortable journey at the start is the first step to an unforgettable holiday. And if the year-end wasn’t enough incentive to do so, Etihad Airways’ impressive US Pre-Clearance service will surely convince you otherwise. Thanks to the popular airlines, you now have yet another reason to plan a vacation to the United States, ASAP.

Certainly, no one enjoys standing in those long immigration lines and dealing with cumbersome customs formalities. This hassle-free service provided by Etihad Airways ensures that guests get a smooth US Immigration and Customs Clearance at Abu Dhabi International Airport, before boarding their connecting flight. Arrive to the States, skip those formalities and start your #vacay in the best possible way (although jet lag may still come for you).

Looking for luxurious services on-board? Etihad Airways has got every type of traveller covered with its fabulous amenities that will make you wish for a longer flight duration. Aboard the A380, one can find The Residence: the world’s first and only private luxury three room suite on a commercial aircraft. Live life king-size with its range of splendid facilities that includes indulging in special made-to-order dishes from the onboard chef, served on 24 karat gold plated porcelain tableware. Say goodbye to questionably bland airplane food and hello to Etihad’s fabulous gourmet menu.

That’s not all, allow us to introduce The Flying Nanny⁠—an extra pair of helping hands on-board to help you handle cranky babies on board (disaster averted). Watch your favourite movie or take that much-needed nap without any pressure of looking after your little ones. Another coveted member of the Etihad Airways crew is The Butler. Yep, you heard that right. Their responsibility is to account for all your preferences, no matter how mundane they may seem. From handling any dietary requests to ensuring your comfort at all times, wouldn’t we all love a butler in our daily lives?

We’ve saved the best offer for last—guests travelling to and from all Etihad destinations via Abu Dhabi can enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and relish cultural treasures of the city. Vibrant markets, remarkable architecture and world class theme parks await you in the capital of the UAE.

There are no more excuses to dread long-haul flights anymore. So get excited to set off for the trip of a lifetime with Etihad Airways.

Saadiyat Beach, Abu Dhabi

The free Abu Dhabi stopover promotion is available for bookings online through etihad.com or via a travel agent made by 1 March 2020 and for travel up to 30 July 2020.