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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: March 24, 2016, 02:17:35 PM »
The guy waited an hour? Sheesh. Hope it was good tip.
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: March 24, 2016, 02:30:43 PM »
The guy waited an hour? Sheesh. Hope it was good tip.

From what I understood, the driver was told to show up earlier than he was supposed to.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: March 24, 2016, 07:49:52 PM »
My driver took me from IAD home 70 miles to Baltimore. Took almost 3 hours in traffic and only cost me an extra ~$40 to Etihad since it was outside their 60 mile radius. The guy definitely appreciated the nice tip on top of that.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: April 04, 2016, 12:13:19 PM »
Please read the question carefully before answering:

Does anyone know if my wife, traveling on her Israeli passport can transit in AUH (or DOH)?
Looking for someone with experience please.

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: April 04, 2016, 08:02:32 PM »
On the phone last night with EY regarding upcoming A380 Apt. booking, the phone agent was at once clearly engaged with the product and at the same time, clueless:

1) on the return flight, my wife is in seat 2H. He proactively encouraged me to take 3K over 1H (which adjoins 2H) because he had determined that its better to avoid the galley and lavatory hubub and noise over being in adjoining seats and we can always dine together. On the outbound we have 3K and 4K, so I'd actually like to compare the differences between the aisle and window adjoining seat lay-outs).

2) When I asked him to see about requesting kosher wine service, he got carried away about how its not necessary to request kosher meals, not as a prior QR agent suggested, due to the high Halal standards, but because the on-board chef in F can fully customize a meal to my kosher needs. I imagine that they must be trained in how to properly bless the food ;)

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #440 on: April 04, 2016, 08:20:41 PM »
Please read the question carefully before answering:

Does anyone know if my wife, traveling on her Israeli passport can transit in AUH (or DOH)?
Looking for someone with experience please.

I'd email the UAE consulate in NY and ask

And if they say its ok I'd make sure to print the email to show as proof to some overzealous check-in agent

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: April 04, 2016, 08:23:14 PM »
Please read the question carefully before answering:
Does anyone know if my wife, traveling on her Israeli passport can transit in AUH (or DOH)?
Looking for someone with experience please.
I don't have experience, but based on the fact that you are merely in transit, you should not need a visa, so I think the point is moot.

See below for applying for a visa if you plan to leave the airport (Israel is not on the list of countries eligible for automatic visa on arrival in either Qatar or UAE, but you can select it in the drop-down menu to apply in advance):

http://support.qatarairways.com/hc/en-us/articles/206466228-Do-I-need-a-visa-for-transiting-in-Doha-
https://www.ttsuaevisas.com/en/global/do-i-need-a-visa/

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: April 04, 2016, 08:39:30 PM »
I don't have experience, but based on the fact that you are merely in transit, you should not need a visa, so I think the point is moot.

See below for applying for a visa if you plan to leave the airport (Israel is not on the list of countries eligible for automatic visa on arrival in either Qatar or UAE, but you can select it in the drop-down menu to apply in advance):

http://support.qatarairways.com/hc/en-us/articles/206466228-Do-I-need-a-visa-for-transiting-in-Doha-
https://www.ttsuaevisas.com/en/global/do-i-need-a-visa/

I don't have experience, but based on the fact that you are merely in transit, you should not need a visa, so I think the point is moot.

See below for applying for a visa if you plan to leave the airport (Israel is not on the list of countries eligible for automatic visa on arrival in either Qatar or UAE, but you can select it in the drop-down menu to apply in advance):

http://support.qatarairways.com/hc/en-us/articles/206466228-Do-I-need-a-visa-for-transiting-in-Doha-
https://www.ttsuaevisas.com/en/global/do-i-need-a-visa/

Thanks guys

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: April 05, 2016, 09:18:42 AM »
Etihad is having an incredible sale on several of their routes including New York to Istanbul or Singapore. The flights can be booked in business class for only $1179 one-way or $1970 round-trip to Istanbul or $2391 round-trip to Singapore.
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: May 09, 2016, 12:47:01 AM »
Please read the question carefully before answering:

Does anyone know if my wife, traveling on her Israeli passport can transit in AUH (or DOH)?
Looking for someone with experience please.
Transit in AUH doesn't require passport control.  Leaving Airport obviously does.  Preclearance in AUH may raise some eyebrows of some local staff in AUH with an Israeli passport, but it's USA passport control, so it's not an issue.  Did not travel on Israeli passport, but that's my experience both transit and leaving Airport.  Not sure about DOH, but upon arrival, it seemed like access to the rest of the airport was without passport control (I left the airport).

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: May 09, 2016, 07:55:05 PM »
I booked the chauffeur service gave them the address and they said it's confirmed. The problem is the address is over the mileage limit. They did not mention anything about it, will I be charged the difference?

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: May 09, 2016, 09:14:02 PM »
So who thinks the EY F lounge in AUH will actually open by month end.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...244fe5c9dce6cc
"Etihad is opening a new first class lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport, while a new first and business class lounge at Los Angeles will follow in the coming months."






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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: May 09, 2016, 09:24:18 PM »
So who thinks the EY F lounge in AUH will actually open by month end.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...244fe5c9dce6cc
"Etihad is opening a new first class lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport, while a new first and business class lounge at Los Angeles will follow in the coming months."

As long as its ready in august im happy :)

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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: May 09, 2016, 09:49:53 PM »
So who thinks the EY F lounge in AUH will actually open by month end.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...244fe5c9dce6cc
"Etihad is opening a new first class lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport, while a new first and business class lounge at Los Angeles will follow in the coming months."

Bad link.

Anyway, EY just opened their new lounge in MEL, even nicer than the one in SYD.

As long as its ready in august november im happy :)
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Re: Etihad Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: May 09, 2016, 09:51:32 PM »
As long as its ready in august and closes in november im happy :)

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