Once you’ve settled on a day and an airline, choosing a cabin class is usually the next big step for all passengers. Standard or economy class offers enough comfort and entertainment to keep you happy and rested throughout any flight, thanks to regular meals and in-flight films and video. With a journey time from the UK of around seven hours, the flight to Abu Dhabi goes quickly – especially if you’re happy in your seat!
Upgrading your cabin class is a great way of making a holiday to a luxurious country even more indulgent. Fully adjustable seats, plenty of leg room and a choice of meal options mean time will fly on your way to the Emirate.
All major airlines offer reasonable rates in business and first class, as well as some offering a premium economy cabin which is a mid-point between economy and business classes. Many airlines offer chauffeur-driven services once you land in Abu Dhabi as part of your business or first class package, making sure your arrival at your accommodation is even easier.
Of the main airlines travelling to Abu Dhabi, Etihad offers the widest, and most luxurious range of classes. Their Economy Class has no expense spared, with ample leg room and adjustable seats for a restful flight, as well as mood lighting. Hot meals, complimentary snacks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks are available for all passengers.
If you fancy taking it up a notch, Etihad’s Business Class area is enough to make you want to go on a much longer flight! On Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft, a Business Studio is available for those seeking more privacy, as well as flatbed seats. For passengers with a busy schedule ahead in Abu Dhabi, Etihad’s Business Class will make sure you are fed well, are supplied with a comfortable bed, and have the privacy to work, rest or indulge in an on-board massage, courtesy of massage chairs.
Etihad’s First Class is not to be missed. With the carrier's First Apartment and First Suite, you’ll have a wardrobe, changing area and bed, making your flight as relaxing as possible and giving you the feel of a private jet. Sleepwear and bed linen are also supplied.
For the ultimate in luxury travel, Etihad's The Residence is available on certain Heathrow to Abu Dhabi services, on board their Airbus A380. The Residence is the only three room suite in the sky and offers a separate living room, bedroom and en-suite bathroom.