Trip Report Etihad A380 First Class: Seat and Suite

Anatomy of an Award: India to United States in Etihad and American Airlines First Class for 90,000 AA Miles
Trip Report: Etihad Business Class from Chennai to Abu Dhabi
Trip Report: Etihad First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi (Including Shave and Massage)
Trip Report: Etihad First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to New York: Seat, Suite, Vanity, Amenity Kit, Pajamas, Bed, Sleeping (this post)
Trip Report: Etihad First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to New York: Food, Drink, and Onboard Lounge
Trip Report: Etihad First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to New York: Shower and Bathroom
Trip Report: Etihad

That Time There Was a 1% Chance I’d Be Flying the Etihad Residence

I am in the air flying the Etihad First Class Apartment on its A380 from Abu Dhabi to New York.

This is one of the best flights of my life, but "First Class" is a misnomer, since Etihad offers a three room "Residence" on the same flight, making my accommodation technically second class.

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

For a day, there was a 1% chance in my mind I'd be flying the Residence.

About two days before my flights, I finally sent a direct message on Twitter to American Airlines asking for my Etihad confirmation number, so I could select seats

The Flight from America That Flies the Fanciest Commercial Plane in First Class

What’s so special about Etihad’s route from New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi? It’s the only American route of the fanciest commercial cabin in the world, with the westbound flight clocking in at just under 15 hours.

Source: gcmap.com

The First Class suite with a couch/bed and seat costs 90,000 American Airlines miles between the United States and the Middle East/India if Etihad releases award space.

The Flight from America That Flies the Fanciest Commercial Plane in First Class

What’s so special about Etihad’s route from New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi? It’s the only American route of the fanciest commercial cabin in the world, with the westbound flight clocking in at just under 15 hours.

Source: gcmap.com

The First Class suite with a couch/bed and seat costs 90,000 American Airlines miles between the United States and the Middle East/India if Etihad releases award space.

The Longest Award that Flies the Fanciest Commercial Plane in First Class

What’s so special about Etihad’s route from Sydney to Abu Dhabi? It’s the longest route of the fanciest commercial cabin in the world, with the westbound flight clocking in at just under 15 hours.

This suite with a couch/bed and seat costs only 60,000 American Airlines miles between Australia and the Middle East/India.

Plus the Etihad A380 has a shower for First Class passengers and onboard lounge/bar.

Pretty soon I’ll head to Europe for four months, and I would love to fly the Etihad A380 between London and Abu Dhabi while I’m there.