Etihad First Class Comparison: Old Versus New

As with most airlines, your experience with Etihad will vary significantly from one aircraft to the next. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen digs into the similarities and differences between the airline’s “old” first class and The Apartment, which is found on Etihad’s brand-new A380. Etihad sent shockwaves through the travel industry last year when it unveiled…

Using Etihad Guest Partner Awards to Find Incredible Value

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how he scored an incredible deal by redeeming Etihad Guest miles for a first class award on partner airline ANA. Earlier this year, my wife, son and I flew Etihad Diamond First Class round-trip from Tokyo to Abu Dhabi, and Pearl Business Class from Abu Dhabi to the Maldives via an incredible…

Delta Bug Fixed, Etihad’s Concierge Service, AA’s Flights to Cuba & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Delta Fixes Korean Air Award Booking Bug Delta’s done a bit of work on its website to fix a bug that previously blocked access to Korean Air awards when the airline had blackout dates in any region. Blackout dates…

10 Photos: Golden Decadence and More in Abu Dhabi

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) In my first 10 Photos post, I explored Dubai while visiting friends in the city. As this…

Flight Review: Etihad 777 First Class (Jet Airways), Abu Dhabi-JFK

The “ME3” Middle-Eastern airlines — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar — are known for their premium products, especially in first class. All three of these airlines even provide a decent economy experience, which has rankled US carriers so much they’ve launched a crybaby coalition to complain about “unfair” competition. Until last month, I had only had an opportunity…

Review: Etihad A380 – The Apartment, Sydney-Abu Dhabi

Last week, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew The Apartment on Etihad’s A380 from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. Here’s what it’s like to travel in the world’s best first-class suite. I’ve never been so excited to fly. Etihad’s Airbus A380 is arguably the most extraordinary plane in the sky — its first-class Apartment makes Emirates first class…

10 Things You’ll Love About Etihad’s A380 First-Class Apartment

Earlier today, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew Etihad’s new A380 first-class product, The Apartment, from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. The experience was even more fantastic than expected. There’s first class — and then there’s this. Etihad’s A380 is absolutely over the top, but in a tasteful, luxurious kind of way. From a marketing perspective, The Residence is…