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Old Dec 30th 2007, 9:06 am
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Are they any good and how do they compare to the more popular ones like Singapore, Emirates or Maylaysian?? C x
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Fly Malaysian. Better economy leg room and no tangible difference between them and Singapore in terms of food or service.
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
Fly Malaysian. Better economy leg room and no tangible difference between them and Singapore in terms of food or service.
We've flown with both Singapore and Maylasian but when we enquired at travel agents about return trip they could'nt praise Etihad enough, just wondered what the catch could be? C x
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Default Re: Etihad Airlines? Anyone used them to fly from Australia to the UK??

I haven't travelled with Etihad yet, but they are fresh into the Australian market, so they are pushing themselves quite hard within the industry.
kind of like how Emirates were back in the late '90s

You will find their pricing is very keen.
but i haven't had the pleasure YET..
BTW the number of mixed reviews i am hearing of Emirates recently has caused me to rethink my position on them.
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I haven't travelled with Etihad yet, but they are fresh into the Australian market, so they are pushing themselves quite hard within the industry.
kind of like how Emirates were back in the late '90s

You will find their pricing is very keen.
but i haven't had the pleasure YET..
BTW the number of mixed reviews i am hearing of Emirates recently has caused me to rethink my position on them.
Emirates are losing the plot with there service being nowhere near as good as when I first flew with them in 2002. The staff used to be superb, Not they are getting like BA and QANTAS, My last flight I was in buisness class and the service they gave me would not of been acceptable in Economy!!!
I really used to rate them!!!!
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Originally Posted by GaryVFR8 View Post
Emirates are losing the plot with there service being nowhere near as good as when I first flew with them in 2002. The staff used to be superb, Not they are getting like BA and QANTAS, My last flight I was in buisness class and the service they gave me would not of been acceptable in Economy!!!
I really used to rate them!!!!
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Where are Etihad based and did you complain about the service, or lack of with Emirates?
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Originally Posted by St.Georges Girl View Post
Where are Etihad based and did you complain about the service, or lack of with Emirates?
Ethihad are based in middle east, I'm sure its Doha.
I did not complains but got handed a form to see how my experiance was, I said in the form about it not being good don't expect anything back from them they don't care now.
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I flew economy with Etihad from London to Sydney 6 weeks ago. Their service is no better or worse than any other airline i have flown with including BA,Qantas, Virgin, Singapore and Malaysian airlines. Staff seemed a bit inexperienced but not substandard.
I did walk through business class area on the plane and really wasnt impressed with the seating. Looked very cramped and plastic.
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Originally Posted by St.Georges Girl View Post
Where are Etihad based and did you complain about the service, or lack of with Emirates?
Ethiad are based in Adu Dhabi, they are an up and coming airline and are putting a lot of time and effort into their service, they have been getting excellent reviews and some awards, beating Emirates who are fast tracking too quick and struggling with the service aspect of the requirement.
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Originally Posted by GaryVFR8 View Post
Ethihad are based in middle east, I'm sure its Doha.
I did not complains but got handed a form to see how my experiance was, I said in the form about it not being good don't expect anything back from them they don't care now.
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You should have complained in writing. We got a voucher for £500 when we experienced bad service from SAA.
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Originally Posted by Paidtoplease View Post
Ethiad are based in Adu Dhabi, they are an up and coming airline and are putting a lot of time and effort into their service, they have been getting excellent reviews and some awards, beating Emirates who are fast tracking too quick and struggling with the service aspect of the requirement.
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Originally Posted by GaryVFR8 View Post
Ethihad are based in middle east, I'm sure its Doha.
I did not complains but got handed a form to see how my experiance was, I said in the form about it not being good don't expect anything back from them they don't care now.
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They are based in Abu Dhabi and are the official airline for the United Arab Emirates
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Etihad are based in Abu Dhabi (AUH)

they are the state owned UAE airline (Emirates is privately owned and based in Dubai)
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Originally Posted by Fleaflyfloflum View Post
They are based in Abu Dhabi and are the official airline for the United Arab Emirates
Thanks Flea.

Originally Posted by derab View Post
Etihad are based in Abu Dhabi (AUH)

they are the state owned UAE airline (Emirates is privately owned and based in Dubai)
Thanks derab.
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Originally Posted by shiels View Post
We've flown with both Singapore and Maylasian but when we enquired at travel agents about return trip they could'nt praise Etihad enough, just wondered what the catch could be? C x

The catch:
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