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Take all your electronics on US flights from Abu Dhabi

If you are travelling with us to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport, you are now able to carry all electronic devices on board. 

US Immigration facility

The US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport allows you to clear US immigration and customs formalities before you fly to the US, instead of after landing. Additional security checks also mean you can now take all your electronic devices safely on board with you.

On landing in the US, you arrive as a domestic passenger with no need for immigration checks again. Your luggage will arrive at your final destination without needing to re-check it for an onward US journey. 

Our offering on-the-ground and in-the-air

All our US flights have power and USB ports at every seat, mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity and hundreds of hours of inflight entertainment including the latest movies, TV series, boxsets, music, interactive games, seven channels of live sports and news and a wide selection of children’s programming. All children receive a kid’s pack with games and toys, and Flying Nannies are on board to help parents.

In all cabins there is a selection of digital magazines that can be viewed for free on a smartphone via the Wi-Fly homepage. A variety of printed magazines and newspapers are also available for guests traveling in our Premium cabins.

On the ground, Abu Dhabi Airport has free Wi-Fi and a great selection of duty free shopping.

If you have more time or are in transit, you can choose to pay for access and relax in our Etihad Business Class Lounge in Terminal 1 or 3 (space permitting). Facilities include dining with international buffet, premium spirits, wines and champagne as well as Wi-Fi access, a business centre, children’s play room, prayer rooms and shower facilities. You can also enjoy a Six Senses Spa treatment, manicure or wet shave for an additional fee.

In the airport you can catch up on sleep using the sleeping pods in Terminal 3, or get pampered with express manicures and massages in TOSA Spa in Terminal 1. Male and female prayer rooms with ablution areas and a mosque are available.

US Immigration facility

All guests travelling to the US, must clear US Immigration and customs before they fly using the US Customs and Border Protection facility in Terminal 3. This means that on landing in the US, you arrive as a domestic passenger with no need to queue for immigration checks again. Your luggage will arrive at your final destination in the US without needing to re-check it for an onward US journey.

After US Immigration checks, First and Business Class guests can use our US Premium Lounge in Terminal 3. Inside you will find free Wi-Fi, power sockets and a selection of light bites, drinks and other beverages.

Additional baggage allowance

In case you need to take additional baggage, here are some ways to increase your allowance:

Via Etihad Guest:

If you are an Etihad Guest Silver, Gold or Platinum member, you receive additional baggage allowance as follows:

  • Etihad Silver members can take one extra bag of up to 23kgs for economy and up to 32kgs in premium classes on piece concept routes, and up to 10kgs additional baggage on weight concept routes.
  • Etihad Guest Gold members can take one extra bag of up to 23kgs for economy and up to 32kgs in premium classes on piece concept routes, and up to 15kgs additional baggage on weight concept routes.
  • Etihad Guest Platinum members can take one extra bag of up to 23kgs for economy and up to 32kgs in premium classes on piece concept routes, and up to 20kgs additional baggage on weight concept routes.
Etihad Guest members can also redeem miles for excess baggage.

Learn more on Etihad Guest benefits or to sign up ► 

Buy additional baggage allowance online or through our call centre:

You can buy additional baggage allowance online and save 20% on airport rates. 

Find out more information on exccess baggage ► 

Alternatively, you can call our Contact Centres or visit your local Etihad Airways office and receive a 10% saving on airport rates.