Hi Flier74 !
Etihad has a real Premium inflight service ….you really feel pampered onboard and in the lounges ..they have their dedicated lounge in FRA too….their cabin crew can sometimes be among the best in the industry ( it depends on the team you have onboard on that day …that s pretty true !) …quality of food and drinks miles better than BA s …nothing to compare ….care much more genuine in most cases ,BUT the seat is not the best in the sky …you can sleep away ,it is flat and horizontal but rather tight …the aircraft looks and feels much more luxuriously appointed than BA s ……bearing the difference in price ,I believe it is an experience worth taking …you might get hooked to their FFP ..it is a funky ,punky scheme ..very much unlike the european ones ….give it a try !….
Fcailities at their premium lounges in Abu Dhabi are indeed good …nice shower cubicles ,good food …Internet access ,etc….in short …a glittering product ,albeit different from good old BA s …!
Enjoy the ride !