Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and its second-largest airline after Emirates. The airline was founded in 2003 by the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi who saw the major success of Emirates and wanted an airline for Abu Dhabi. With a massive investment Etihad was able to place orders for Boeing and Airbus aircraft of $8 billion just a year after it was formed. In 2008, just five years into existence, the airline announced the then largest airline order in history for 205 aircraft.
Not only did Etihad spend a lot of money on aircraft it also bought large stakes in several airlines. Etihad now is part owner of Air Berlin, Air Serbia, Jet Airways, Alitalia and Darwin Airline.
Etihad has received many awards in its short existence. Such as the Best Business Class in 2009 and Worlds Leading Airline in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2011. The airline was in Skytrax The World's Top 10 airlines in 2015.
Etihad Airways flies to over 92 destinations. Most Etihad Airways flights are for destinations in India but Etihad Airways has international flights to several other countries as well, like for example United States and Saudi Arabia. From its main base in Abu Dhabi 97 flights depart every week. Many people who look for Etihad Airways tickets look for flights to Jeddah and Doha.
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Carry-on baggage on Etihad flights should not be larger than 50 x 40 x 25 cm, including the wheels. Economy Class passengers can bring one such carry-on bag into the cabin with a maximum weight of 12 kg. Business class can bring two carry-on items with a combined weight of max. 12 kg.
Etihad allows passengers on the Economy Class to check in two bags of 23 kg each except Economy Deals and Economy Saver Class which can bring only one bag. Business and First Class passengers are allowed two bags of 32 kg each. Maximum combined dimensions (height + width + depth) is 207 cm on most flights except for flights to and from the US and Canada where it is 158 cm.
Cancellation or changes of your Etihad flight is possible, but with a fee, which depends on where you bought the ticket and what type of ticket you have. If you have booked with a travel agent or ticket website you would need to contact them. If you booked with Etihad directly you can make most changes online in your account or by contacting their Global Contact Center.
Name changes are allowed but only in case you made a typo or your name changed due to a divorce or marriage. You would need to contact Etihad and pay the fee of US $100.