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A mother and daughter arrive at Abu Dhabi Airport and print their boarding pass before dropping their baggage. A Flying Nanny meets them at the boarding gate. The daughter plays with a toy in her seat and is given an activity pack by the Flying Nanny. The mother orders both their meals before picking and sharing a movie with her daughter’s screen, so they can watch it together. The mother buys a perfume from the duty free selection while her daughter plays a game on the inflight entertainment system and is given a surprise snack. The mother is served a tea before she and her daughter settle down with a sleep. 

Economy Smart Seat on our A380s and 787 Dreamliners

Our Economy Smart Seat is the ultimate in smart design.

We have challenged the norms to deliver choice and comfort, and bring a sense of spontaneity, surprise and fun back to travel.

Economy Smart Seat guest sleeping

Our Economy Smart Seat has a unique headrest that provides a shoulder to lean on and adjustable back support for a more comfortable flight. The seat offers generous legroom and recline.

Economy Smart Seat screens

On the seat-back you will find your entertainment and connectivity hub, with the handset and connectivity ports in easy reach. The cabin mood lighting system helps provide a relaxed ambience throughout the flight. Subtle changes are designed to stimulate calm, sleep and finally revitalisation, so you arrive at your destination feeling rested and refreshed.

Economy Seat

Our Economy Seat has been designed for comfort with adjustable back support and headrest.

Economy Class

The cradle recline feature makes sure that your back rests in a more natural position, letting you relax more easily.

Etihad Airways Flying Nanny

We are constantly adding little touches to make flying a memorable experience for your entire family, especially the younger ones.

Flying Nanny ►
Unaccompanied Minor ►
Family travel ►

Choose the perfect seat in Economy Class

With our range of seat options, you can choose the perfect spot on board. Want extra space? Then book our Extra Legroom seats or bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat…or two or three.  Want more convenience? Book a Preferred Seat near the front of the plane for a quick getaway. Prefer the aisle? Reserve your Standard Seat in advance to guarantee your choice.

If you are travelling on an Economy Deal, Saver or Classic fare, you can reserve your seat in advance, for a small fee.

Book Standard Seat ►

Choose a seat nearer the exit or simply somewhere more quiet. Select our Preferred Seat option, for a small fee.

Book Preferred Seat ►

Our Extra Legroom Seats offer more space for you to stretch your legs. Upgrade to greater comfort for a small additional charge.

Book Extra Legroom Seats ►

With our Neighbour-Free Seats, you can enjoy up to triple the space and comfort by bidding for one, two or three neighbouring seats, which will stay vacant for the duration of your journey.

Bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ►

In the air

In Economy Class, we want to make you more comfortable with:

  • full-sized fleece blankets
  • comfortable pillows on longer flights
Economy Smart Seat

Get more comfortable on some of our ultra-long haul flights with Christian Lacroix sleepwear for USD $35 and male or female Christian Lacroix amenity kits for USD $22.

We also have free dental kits (with toothbrush and toothpaste) and eyeshades available on request on ultra-long-haul and long-haul overnight flights. 

Economy Amenities

Enjoy hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment. Keep in touch with friends or family with a range of connection ports at your fingertips and mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity on board for selected flights.

  • 11-inch touch-screen TV (Economy Smart Seat)
  • 10.6-inch touch-screen TV (Economy Seat)
Discover more of our inflight entertainment ►
Economy Class smartseat
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Food and refreshments

popcorn, treat your self

On selected long-haul and ultra-long haul flights, we have introduced a range of extras to make your flight more personal and give you even more choice. Choose from our menu of snacks, drinks and inflight comfort items

Check the collection of items you can buy onboard

a drink Choose from a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
special meal

We are happy to prepare meals for special diets, as well as for religious or other medical reasons.

Request special meals ►

See what’s on the menu for your flight

In Economy, there is always something good to eat on board. We have a range of meals based on flight duration and destination, and our longer flights always include vegetarian options.

Enter your flight number or destination details below to see what is on the menu for your flight.

Onboard menus may change. We'll aim to serve you your choice, but apologise if this is unavailable.

On the ground

Etihad Luxury Coach

Etihad Luxury Coach

You can take advantage of our free coach services to Dubai and Al Ain when arriving to, or departing from, Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Etihad Travel Mall check-in kiosks

UAE city check-in

Enjoy the convenience of our city check-in facility in Abu Dhabi city centre, where you can check-in and drop your bags for a small fee.

On the day of your flight, arrive at the airport early to give yourself plenty of time to complete the necessary checks and procedures.