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Would you like to upgrade your flight?

A premium cabin experience is the best way to reach your destination in style and comfort. Immensely improve the quality of your flight by upgrading to the next higher cabin with our rewarding opportunities.

From dine-anytime to effortless sleep, experience the luxury and privacy of our premium class cabins.  Request, earn or purchase your upgrade – choose what option suits you more.

Etihad Select Upgrade

Etihad Airways Airport Lounge

Submit an offer through our bidding system to get upgraded to the next higher cabin.  Guest with confirmed tickets will be notified through email about potential availability of seats for upgrades.   

The higher the amount you offer, the greater chances for you to experience our world-class services.

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Etihad Guest Miles Upgrade

Etihad Guest mambership card

When you have sufficient guest miles in your Etihad Guest account, reward yourself and redeem your miles to upgrade your flight.  

The number of guest miles required for an upgrade depends on the destination, upgrade cabin and class of original booking.

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Push Upgrade

Call centre agent

If you prefer to speak to one of our agents, you can call our Global Contact Centre to purchase a Push Upgrade 48 hours prior to departure.

Upgrades are subject to eligibility and seat availability.

Payment method:

  • Credit Card

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Instant Airport Upgrade

Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi Airport

If you have not managed to upgrade prior to check-in, you may request to purchase an Instant Airport Upgrade from the Etihad check-in agent.

  • Upgrades are subject to seat availability in the higher cabin.
  • Guests upgrading to Business Class are entitled to lounge access (subject to space availability) and Business Class baggage allowance.
  • Chauffeur services are not available for upgraded tickets.
  • Etihad Guest Miles are accrued as per the original cabin booked. 
  • Tickets booked as ‘Breaking Deals’ fares  (booked in classes T, E for Economy Class and Z for Business Class) are not eligible for an upgrade

Payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Guest Miles (for Etihad Guest members)

Purchase full premium class

First Apartment guest

A guaranteed way to step into unparalleled comfort onboard is to purchase the full premium class product.

Change your confirmed tickets to First Class or Business Class by contacting your travel agent, our Global Contact Centre or directly visiting one of our Etihad Offices.

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Special Offers

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Take advantage of our latest deals and enjoy fantastic discounts. 

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