The summer season holidays start this weekend, sparking a surge in the wide variety of travelers jetting out of Abu Dhabi. To assist ease the stress of peak length tour, from these days until Monday, 15 July, Etihad Airways has the following pointers – mainly for families.
§ Guests have to arrive at the airport at the least three hours earlier than departure.
§ Early test-in is available on the Abu Dhabi City Terminal, in the Tourist Club place
§ Each morning from 5-7 and 12-14 July, early test-in can be available on the airport five hours previous to departure.
§ From 27 June until 15 July, a committed Family Check-In vicinity can be provided in Terminal three for guests journeying with younger children or infants.
Check-in and Boarding Times
§ Economy Class test-in for non-US flights will open three hours earlier than departure and close one hour earlier than
§ Travellers to the US need to check in at the least two hours before departure and gift at US Customs and Border Protection no later than 90 minutes before departure.
§ Boarding for all Etihad flights closes 20 mins before departure for all visitors.
Change of Check-in Location
Because huge numbers of guests are departing Abu Dhabi, Economy test-in for some flights will be relocated to Terminal 1 from five-7 July and 12-14 July. These flights are:
§ EY535 to Beirut, departing at 9:25 am
§ EY653 to Cairo, departing at nine: fifty-five am
§ EY428 to Manila, departing 10:35 am
§ EY513 to Amman, departing 10:55 am
§ EY533 to Beirut, departing 11:15 am
Etihad Airways Mobile App
§ With the Etihad mobile app, guests can test in 30 hours earlier than departure
§ Download an electronic boarding skip from the Apple App Store or Android Play.
§ Online take a look at-in is available on Etihad’s website, etihad.Com.
§ Self-service kiosks are to be had to print boarding passes in Terminals 1 and three
§ Smart Travel’ immigration e-gates are to be had for registered UAE nationals and residents. Guests genuinely test their passport and boarding bypass
Etihad Baggage Policy
§ Etihad stringently enforces its cabin bags policy of 7kg for Economy Class and 12kg for First and Business Class.
§ Before intending to the airport, visitors should test their e-price tag or the Etihad internet site for the baggage allowance matching their fare, destination or travel class.
Pre-purchase tour alternatives
§ Guests can pre-purchase seating and upgrade options via Etihad.Com
§ Economy guests can buy access to Etihad’s Business lounges in T1 and T3
§ Business visitors should purchase access to our First Class Lounge and Spain November 2010 my husband and I traveled around Ethiopia for three weeks by public bus with a private guide. Travel (especially bus travel) is a real adventure and not for the faint-hearted as there are long travel days (even longer if the bus breaks down) on poorly maintained roads. But it is an excellent way to get up close and personal and experience the life and culture of the locals.
We arrived at the airport at 3.30am. We had not booked any accommodation due to our early arrival so we stayed at the airport till about 7 am. A taxi agreed to take us into the city for USD$10. We went to the Ras Hotel where we had to wait till 9 am to see if they had a room.
Travel Tip: We stayed at the Ras Hotel 3 times due to its central location. The price includes breakfast which is awful but lunch and dinner are good.
We stayed at the Ghion Hotel on Lake Tana and did a boat cruise to the islands to see the painted churches. The Blue Nile Falls area is pretty but not worth the long bumpy ride to get there. Since damming the river, the waterfalls are certainly nothing like the posters show.
Travel Tip: Check if a guide is included with your Lake Tana boat cruise. There was 9 of us on our boat. No guide accompanied us on the boat except for our private guide Samson. The first island we visited Samson acted as interpreter otherwise we would have not understood what we were looking at. The second island we visited the church guide spoke English.