Wednesday - Sep 19, 2018

San Francisco to Abu Dhabi – Business Class on Etihad EY182


Yesterday, We reviewed First Class on Etihad EY182 from San Francisco to Abu Dhabi.  We also had the opportunity to travel in Business class on this flight.

This is also an award ticket booked using AAdvantage miles. You need 67,500 AAdvantage miles for a one way business class trip to India.

 

As noted in the earlier post, this is a 3 cabin flight with 8 First class suites, 30 Business class seats and 274 Economy seats.

Here is a review of the Business class cabin in pictures.  Business class is also a full lie flat seat with all-aisle access. You get a business class amenity bag.

 

Etihad EY182 Business Class Seat

 

Herringbone Business Class seats – All Aisle access

 

Welcome Drink and Nuts

Welcome Drink and Nuts

 

Reading light

Reading light

 

 

IFE Screen

In-flight entertainment Screen

 

 

 

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All day Dining Menu

 

 

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Variety of Beverages

 

 

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All day dining : Breakfast Menu

 

 

 

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Red Wine

 

 

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White Wine

 

 

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Desert Wine

 

 

 

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Champagne

 

 

Dining

Salad

 

And Main course

Main course

 

Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad:

We travelled from Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad on EY 276 which is Airbus A320, which is only a 2 cabin flight. Business class is a 2 X 2 configuration with recliner seats.

The duration of this flight is approximately 4.5 hours and 1 meal is served.

 

 

EY276: Seat Map

EY276: Seat Map

 

 

Another advantage of redeeming AAdvantage miles for Business Class/First award with Etihad is the Complimentary Chauffer service.

You must reserve a chauffer at least 24 hours in advance of your travel. We have received Mercedes Benz car from Avis. You can travel 70 Kilometers for free and any additional distance will be charged to you at INR 50/ Kilometer.

 

Chauffer car provided by Etihad Airways.

Chauffer service provided by Etihad Airways.

 

 

How can you do it?

You need 67,500 miles for a one way Business class award from USA to India on Etihad Airways. There are many opportunities to earn AAdvantage miles.

AAdvantage miles for opening a Citi Checking account

Citi AAdvantage Platinum select World MasterCard

Citi Business / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard

 

Conclusion:

Etihad (Jet Airways) business class from San Francisco to Hyderabad is very comfortable and relaxing. We found the service to be a little lacking, otherwise it was pleasant flight.

You can book one way business class award from USA to India for 67,500 AAdvantage miles. We can help you for find an award seat.

 

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