Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 12
The House in Melbourne has now replaced the Etihad Lounge.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 196
Stopped in on the way to HK a week ago. Staff had a chat about the changes. It's leaps and bounds ahead of the old offerings, particularly if you're travelling on an Econ fare across the Tasman- a la carte service and a cocktail bar!
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
you fly to abu dhabi every week?
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
@mjkcan -Yeh - I fly via abu dhabi at least once a week from Australia or returning to Australia. Etihad serves the places I travel to for work really well.
The breakfast menu has your usual cafe fare: Poached eggs with avo, dukkah, cheeses etc; bircher; big breakfast. Later menus are a bit more upmarket. Still plenty at the buffet if you want to help yourself to nibbles.
Member since 06 Jun 2017
Total posts 26
That's a full on job! Once a month sure, but weekly - ouch!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 07 Dec 2014
I wonder if having VA jump in has meant a sharing of the costs and thus an increase in service? Hopefully a financially sensible arrangement for both airlines plus a win for customers.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,002
Thanks for the update, Longwayaround - good to hear!
Member since 24 Feb 2012
Total posts 65
Longwayround.... interested to hear your personal account of Etihad in the wake of all the cost cutting. I flew J class with them in 2016 and was very impressed especially with the First lounge access at Abu Dhabi (VA Platinum). How has the cost cutting affected the travel experience? I’m planning a trip to Europe in the northern summer and am considering Etihad but have been reluctant due to the negative reports. I will be flying in J class again as a VA platinum.
To be honest... I became really frustrated with Etihad in 2017 / 2018. It was almost embarrassing being so loyal as the cuts were happening.
Thanks very much for the reply. I’m glad to hear that you still consider it a quality offering and are content with it.
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