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I thought they used their A380 on some JFK legs. Do you have that as an option?
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EY 101 is a two class 777-300
Ok no worries. Yes there is one a380 flight to JFK though to get that connection in AUH you need to be on the afternoon flight out of SYD which is also a 2 class 777-300..
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The Lounge in AUH is pretty good.
Member since 01 Mar 2013
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If you are keen to stay on the A380 overnight in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace is nice and next to the Presidential Palace - although you can't drop in and say Hi.
Member since 22 Oct 2014
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Try QR first to DOH on the A380 then the A350 business to JFK.
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If you are flying through AUH in F on EY (i.e. AUH isn't your final destination), you are eligible for two free nights' accommodation in some decent hotels: http://www.etihad.com/en-au/plan-and-book/book-stopovers/premium-stopovers/. The Emirates Palace isn't among them, unfortunately, but the St Regis is pleasant.
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All of the SYD-AUH flights have F. I travelled on EY back in January and will be flying again next month. I suggest looking at a multi-city booking and chose both A380 flights. If you do a one-way or return it 'forces' you to travel one leg on the B777. You can usually get some good deals with the multi-cities. Also if you are in F, they provide 2 nights in some nice hotels. I prefer EY the long way around than the others via LAX. Only downside to a multi-city over the through connection is that EY don't provide transport while in 'transit'.
On the EY website, under 'Plan and Book', you'll see 'Book Stopovers' F and J fares can book a premium stop over. J for 1 night, F for 2. If you wish to stay additional nights you can do this but they are chargeable. You need to have made a flight booking to be able to book the stop over. You select your preferred hotels from the list and usually within 24 hours you'll have an email receipt. I've used it a few times and the service has been great.
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