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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #540 on: February 13, 2017, 12:56:31 PM »
Anyone recently flown J/F via AUH and received chauffeur in AUH despite booking via partner, similar to what's done in DXB with EK?
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: February 13, 2017, 01:13:08 PM »
Anyone recently flown J/F via AUH and received chauffeur in AUH despite booking via partner, similar to what's done in DXB with EK?
I managed to book it online on EY site, but then got an email that was not eligible (I tried to book it for JFK outband though)

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: February 13, 2017, 01:14:53 PM »
Yes, I know officially that partner awards are ineligible, and booking one online, even tho it appears to go through, will be nonetheless rejected.

Was wondering if it can be done in AUH by just walking to chauffeur desk, a la EK.
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #543 on: February 13, 2017, 03:05:28 PM »
Yes, I know officially that partner awards are ineligible, and booking one online, even tho it appears to go through, will be nonetheless rejected.

Was wondering if it can be done in AUH by just walking to chauffeur desk, a la EK.
Based on my JFK-AUH-MLE AA F award experience in May (where AUH was a stop-over and thus ineligible), if there is no car waiting for you (which there wasn't since we were ineligible due to AUH being a stop-over on a single award) they will manually check your eligibility at the arrivals lounge or Limo desk, and in our case told us we weren't eligible (though, interestingly, didn't know from reading their screens the basis of such ineligibility).

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: February 13, 2017, 03:13:03 PM »
So you were told at limo desk it was a no go?

Bummer.  From your experience, seems like EY's system tells them if ineligible at limo desk.  FWIW, EK's system is apparently different; they'll just put you in the next waiting limo, IME.
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #545 on: February 13, 2017, 03:35:22 PM »
So you were told at limo desk it was a no go?

Bummer.  From your experience, seems like EY's system tells them if ineligible at limo desk.  FWIW, EK's system is apparently different; they'll just put you in the next waiting limo, IME.
correct. There was no line of cars waiting to take people. You had to actually stop and speak to an EY employee who had ability to determine eligibility. Worth a try I suppose, but perhaps best not to make non-refundable plans to travel somewhere you're not willing to pay an Uber to take you to. My 15 minute uberX ride to the Rosewood Abu Dhabi was 57 AED, so I wasn't going to push it and look to see if someone else was standing outside next to a line of cars.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #546 on: February 13, 2017, 03:59:50 PM »
FWIW, booking EY through NH still gets chauffer service.

Its only booking through AA which you don't get.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #547 on: February 13, 2017, 05:06:45 PM »
I managed to book it online on EY site, but then got an email that was not eligible (I tried to book it for JFK outband though)
Thank you for the data point. I had this question coming back from my honeymoon but I wasn't gonna risk it without enough data.

I really don't mean to be annyoing but I want to be 100% sure: Your wife used an Israeli passport right? Not some other passport with an Israeli entry stamp.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #548 on: February 13, 2017, 06:01:03 PM »


I really don't mean to be annyoing but I want to be 100% sure: Your wife used an Israeli passport right? Not some other passport with an Israeli entry stamp.

Yes Israeli passport. I completely understand you I was a little worried as well but end of the day was no issue at all, not on plane (where we happily shared she was from Israel) or in AUH security / transit hotel

In MLE the immegration lady was more surprised by my US passport picture showing my with a kippa (she called 3 of her friends to show them) then by DW Israeli passport


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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #549 on: February 13, 2017, 07:35:28 PM »
FWIW, booking EY through NH still gets chauffer service.

Its only booking through AA which you don't get.
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #550 on: March 27, 2017, 01:53:12 AM »
Why is there absolutely no guest business for the entire month of october-november for even 1 passenger??? Has something happened?

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #551 on: March 27, 2017, 02:01:01 AM »
Why is there absolutely no guest business for the entire month of october-november for even 1 passenger??? Has something happened?

Or September! Is this a glitch??

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #552 on: March 27, 2017, 04:00:00 AM »
Comes and goes.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #553 on: March 27, 2017, 06:18:51 AM »
Comes and goes.

Never saw 3 months worth of unavailability....

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #554 on: April 28, 2017, 09:40:05 AM »
If i book a F class on EY with AA miles, and then want to change the date/ Airport, who would i call Ethiad or AA?

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #555 on: April 28, 2017, 09:50:51 AM »
If i book a F class on EY with AA miles, and then want to change the date/ Airport, who would i call Ethiad or AA?
The latter.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #556 on: April 28, 2017, 09:52:47 AM »
Thanks and are they able to change it for free, small fee, or neither?

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #557 on: April 28, 2017, 12:18:14 PM »
Thanks and are they able to change it for free, small fee, or neither?

Date is free, change of origin or destination should incur $150 fee.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: April 28, 2017, 12:37:32 PM »
Date is free, change of origin or destination should incur $150 fee.
Thanks

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #559 on: July 10, 2017, 04:56:43 AM »
Recently been quoted insane taxes and fees with ANA flying EY....worse then EK.