On one of my trips, I had a chance to travel by Etihad Business class and it was an experience like nothing I had experienced before. The luxury, class and comfort of the seats and aircraft were absolutely unmatched. And travelling on Etihad was a delight for me and my family. Here is the review of why Etihad is such a renowned airline when it comes to comfort and luxury for passengers.
The Etihad Business Class cabin is in a 1-2-1 formation
The seat was very comfortable. Every seat has access to the aisle so even at the window seat, the windows are blocked as the seat was facing towards aisle. The centre seats include a privacy divider that can be raised between the two seats but you can keep it down for the whole flight if you’re travelling with the person next to you.
To the right of the seat there is a storage which is where the magazines, headphones and a bottle holder with a water bottle were stored.
The blanket was good in thick fabric and pillow was comfortable
The Dining experience
The table to dine is attached to the wall and one needs to pull it out and lay flat in front.
There was a large table slightly ahead of the seat and to the right used to keep drinks and light snacks. It’s a combination of this table and the storage space (above) on both sides that gives the seats such a sense of privacy.
Before departure the cabin crew came around with a choice of Champagne, water or orange juice and lemon mint juices shortly after that, took meal orders and orders for post-take off drinks.
After take off, again juices or choice of drinks and nut snacks were served. The meals were served in a tastefully laid table with a fine table cloth. The meal was served on choicest of crockery and good cutlery.
Comfort Par excellence
The seats go fully flat like bed or can be in a reclined position, there are buttons on the sides to press accordingly. The seats also have inbuilt massagers! Now that's called luxury
The TV screen though big compared to economy class is mounted on the wall of the cabin in a strange fashion looking in a different direction, one needs to pull it out and adjust according to the viewing angle.
Etihad does make you comfortable in every way, they had a foot rest in order to rest the feet.
Beside the seat on the internal side, there was a little storage to keep phone and chargers and power points to charge phones and other electronic devices. An adjustable reading light mounted on cabin wall made for a very convenient and ergonomically correct position for reading. There is also a storage space for all your vanity requirements.
There were a good number of movies, TV shows and albums to choose from and there’s an option to connect your own media devices to your personal screen. The remote control is stored next to the seat controls at the side of the seat for an easy access. The kids were also given the play kit to keep them busy.
As expected from any business class, the inflight crew was very good and service friendly. There is a special emphasis on the comforts of passengers.
Traveling in etihad business class is quite an experience. We highly recommend it. Planning your trip by Etihad business class already? Check the best rates for flights on our flight planner and have that unparalleled experience of luxury.