Hi folks sorry it’s been quite around here but I just got back from another amazing vacation in my favorite destination of the Maldives (yes I’m the guy that liked the place before it became blogger popular!). We flew there and back using Etihad who I have to say think has the best First Class product in the sky. But the legs between Abu Dhabi and Male are on a relatively small two class Airbus A320 with regional business class and coach. On the way out we had four seats in business and on the way back had four in coach. Both were pretty nice for what they are, as my kids said Etihad coach was better than US domestic first class #KidsDontLie

So anyway I was pleased to see via AirlineRoute that as of October 1st 2014 they are upgrading this service to a wide-body Airbus A330-200 service. As per the seat map this means Etihad’s excellent international fully flat bed business class service on the route. On this trip my wife and I traveled first class but the kids were in business and I went back to check it out and it’s a very nice business class product, with very good on demand dining. So this will be a nice upgrade on this route and one I am sure I will get to try out.

MilesAbound Jr Enjoying his Etihad Business Class Seat

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  • Bart

    Closing in on one month since the last post. Sure hope milesabound is okay.