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    Anonymous
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    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Lots coming out on this from Abu Dhabi – we have the news story here

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/etihad-unveils-new

    but also there are Youtube views of the 787-9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYEpjVgdMHY

    #592649

    SimonS1
    Participant

    The first link doesn’t work?

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/100294/etihad-unveils-new

    Looks really great though.

    #592650

    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    I had the same problem with the link.

    I think this is what you’re referring too. Fabulous. I wonder if you’re allowed to invite guests from other cabins to join you seeing how there are effectively two seats in each suite.

    Wonderful opportunity for many more (relatively speaking) to join the Mile High Club 😉

    http://tinyurl.com/m4tj3xl

    #592651

    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Sorry – I’ve no idea why the story had disappeared and the link doesn’t work. Hopefully will fix itself soon

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/etihad-unveils-new

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/etihad-unveils-new

    works for me on the Asia site!

    http://www.businesstraveller.asia/news/etihad-unveils-new

    I think it’s a caching issue (as in, it works, but not if your browser takes you through to an old link)

    Tom

    #592652

    Henryp1
    Participant

    What an incredible inflight experience 1st will be especially on long haul booked into the a Residence.

    #592653

    SimonS1
    Participant

    Those links don’t work either Tom. The ones that do work seem to have some numbers in as well which are missing from yours

    Must say the business class studio looks really great. Direct aisle access (which is a must these days), good privacy etc. May well be worth a try when connecting via Abu Dhabi..

    #592654

    SergentMajor
    Participant

    Golly gosh, far too blingy and not understated elegance like British Airways Club World, a proven product from an innovative company, that has direct aisle access for all seats, when people are not selfishly using the bed option.

    The first class seat is far too enclosed and lacks the faded elegance of British Airway’s Old First or the open feeling when sitting in the brilliant New First, with the innovative electronic blinds.

    Of course, British Airways offers much better food and service than Etihad, too, with the nice game of ‘surprises’ over whether your meal option is available, that passes the time so nicely on longer sectors.

    Now, where can I have a look at these new seats?

    #592655

    nmh1204
    Participant

    Even in seat mode, there is no direct aisle access for non-bulkhead window seats in Club, you have to go into someone else’s space.

    As for Etihad bing too bliingy and not understated, it’s not blingy at all, it’s subtle, fresh, elegent, and not tacky like BA’s Club.

    This new version of Etihad’s business and first looks to be fantastic and I can’t wait to try it, it even looks better than Singapore’s first suites

    #592656

    esselle
    Participant

    Thanks SM, your post has given me good reason to snigger whilst waiting for the Yorkshires to cook.

    Gravy to be served from a jug that has a certain “faded elegance”, by which I mean it has seen better days.

    #592657

    Goldielox
    Participant

    The Residence is clearly now the ultimate seat in the sky.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLZ2iDLPcxw

    #592658

    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Here’s another way of gettng to the story

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/tags/Etihad+Airways

    I’ve just received the official photos so will post a link to those on our Flickr account in a few minutes

    #592659

    SimonS1
    Participant

    esselle – take a closer look at the poster’s name……

    #592660

    CrazyCanuck
    Participant

    I have not seen the video, but talking to a friend at EY….this looks like a game changer across all cabins…..

    Im EK Gold but I am going to change across to EY once the A380 and 787 fleet starts building up…

    A residence in the sky………..it looks good and is different, very different….makes EK look outdated

    #592661

    london85
    Participant

    I agree with you mh1204 BA is not a premium airline anymore ,well not to my eyes .it was the end of the road for me when they introduce the low cost cabin crew called mixed fleet on the Sydney route .
    well it looks like that BA low cost fleet are better assisting delivering babies than delivering cabin service !!!!!

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