Flying is not everyone’s cup of tea, to put it mildly — but many of us do love to tick that bucket-list of places off our list. Tough choice, we know. We usually pay the bulk of the attention to comfort above or else, especially if you’re a first-class flier. But when you’re on board Etihad Airways First Class Suite, residing in the quarters of luxury isn’t a speciality, it’s a regularity.
We embarked on the Etihad 787 and were pleasantly presented with a canapé and an exclusive Acqua di Parma amenity kit — reprising of scented hand and body lotions to fight the cabin dryness — and ample storage for our belongings that we appreciatively lapped up amidst our bulky carryons.
Designed to claim the spotlight on comfort, here’s our experience with Etihad Airways!
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Spending hours in a cramped space in the sky can break anyone's spirit, but hear us out: There was one first class suite that promised a more comfortable journey for even the most restless traveller. We boarded the Etihad 787 First Class Suite where the room to relax is key, and small touches like a privacy sliding door that made this no mere flight of fancy. Hear a vacay calling? Make that an @etihadairways adventure you're about to embark on. . . #nylonsgaroundtheworld
This was no mere flight of fancy; then again, it’s easy to see why — impeccable service, gourmet dining and luxurious sleeping quarters make Etihad Airways a contender for the dreamiest flying package.
FIRST CLASS SUITE
Indulge in the luxe life with the First Class Suite that is outfitted in the finest leather — we’re talking seats that convert to a 6-foot 8-inch fully flat bed for your convenience. Other notable features? A personal wardrobe cabinet, 24-inch flat-screen TV and a turn-down service complete with sleepwear and a nighttime beverage.
The cabins were equipped with a dining table for two and a surprisingly roomy space — there’s nothing worse than a cramped up legroom, especially for the restless travellers among us — and you can invite your travelling companion to join you for a meal.
The best part? Sliding privacy doors. We’re calling it, it’s an introvert’s dream come true. Nothing beats some much-needed solitude; made better with their in-flight entertainment and other long-haul beauty must-haves from their amenity kit.
Apart from the trustyfavourites, the menu will showcase international cuisines. Their inflight chefs pride on churning out their fresh offerings — be it the seafood, steak or pasta from their pantry.
Written by Sinead Lee.
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