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Etihad Airways offers a number of optional products and services for an additional fee. These fees are summarised below.   

At many airports in the USA and Canada, Etihad no longer accepts cash payments. You can only make payments using a credit, debit or payment card. If you do not have a credit, debit or payment card, please check with our airport staff to find out what third-party options may be available at the airport for purchasing a payment card. Please allow for additional time if you must purchase a third-party payment card.

Please also note that optional fees charged on Etihad Airways codeshare flights (EY*) operated by other airlines may differ from those charged by Etihad Airways. For details, please visit the operating airline’s website by following the applicable link under the “Our Partner Airlines” heading, below.


Excess baggage


Buy excess baggage online before departure and secure a discount.

How it works 

Oversized baggage

We understand that sometimes you need to carry items larger than the checked baggage standard dimensions.

Learn more on oversized baggage

Onboard services


Wi-Fly logo

You can purchase wireless Internet access using major credit cards or PayPal, buy a Wi-Fi voucher for cash or redeem a complimentary voucher.

Only available on selected Etihad Airways aircraft.

Learn more on Our inflight entertainment ►

Buy onboard items

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.


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Duty Free


Why wait until you're on board to start shopping? Now you can receive a 10% discount when you shop for the latest fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery, watches and more and have them delivered directly to your seat on board.

Select your choice of duty free products for your next flight and get 10% off the total amount of your pre-order. Simply email with your choice of products, complete travel details and flight number. Please allow at least 72 hours to process orders.

Discount not applicable on alcohol and cigarette purchases. Due to weight and space restrictions on some aircraft, some products may not be available.

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Ground services

Pay for lounge access

If you have extra time at the airport, why not treat yourself and relax in one of our Etihad Lounges. Enjoy great food and drinks, as well as Wi-Fi access and shower facilities. In our Abu Dhabi First Class Lounge & Spa you can even indulge in a Six Senses Spa treatment, for a small fee.

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Etihad Meet & Greet

Receive a warm welcome and a fast-track service through the airport with Etihad’s Meet & Greet Services.

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Etihad Coach

Etihad Coach Bus
Economy Class guests can access our complimentary inter-emirate Etihad Luxury Coach services to Dubai and Al Ain when arriving or departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport.


Airport Transfers

We have partnered with Conxxe to bring you an airport transfer service across our worldwide network.


Learn how to pre-book your airport transfer ►

Abu Dhabi Stopovers

Abu Dhabi city
Abu Dhabi 2-for-1 Stopover
 Book a two-night stay in Abu Dhabi and get the second night free! Choose from over 60 hotels as well as 2-for-1 deals on a wide range of activities.


Abu Dhabi city
Abu Dhabi Transit Stopover
Got between six and 12 hours transit time? Choose between a round of golf or a day’s access to the pool for only USD 40.
Book now ►


Abu Dhabi city
Premium Stopover & The Residence Stopover
Our Business Class guests receive a free night’s stay, and our First Class guests receive two free nights’ accommodation. What’s more, our guests flying in The Residence will be treated to two nights at the Emirates Palace.

Book now ►


Abu Dhabi city
Islamic City Stopover
Dedicated Guest Guides for educational city tours/safaris and choose from a selection of dry hotels!


Seating options

Economy Standard

Standard Seat
On an Economy Deal, Saver or Classic fare, reserve your seat in advance, for a small fee.

Rates: USD 10 to USD 30 (varies by route)

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Economy Space

Extra Legroom Seat
Upgrade to greater comfort for a small additional charge.

Rates: USD 30 to USD 180 (varies by route and flight)

How to book ►

Economy Neighbour-Free

Neighbour-Free Seat

With our Economy Neighbour-free seat concept, 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.


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Travel Guard

Travel Insurance

Our insurance product has been designed to protect you while traveling to or within any of the destinations of Etihad Airways.

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Unaccompanied minors

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Age travelling alone Travel requirement
Below (but not yet) 5 Cannot travel alone.
Must be accompanied by a passenger age 18 and above.
5 and up to (but not yet) 12 Can travel alone with the Unaccompanied Minor service. 
Adult fare must be paid.
12 and up to (but not yet) 16 Can travel alone. Adult fare must be paid.

The Unaccompanied Minor service is available at an additional fee.
  • Journeys to/from GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE) - USD 60
  • Journeys between the UAE and the rest of the world - USD 100

    On connecting journeys, the highest rate will apply for the whole trip. Example: Bahrain to Abu Dhabi to London will cost USD 100.
  • The Young Passengers Fee applies to all single journeys (inbound and outbound) and is non-refundable. Example: Bahrain-Abu Dhabi-London will cost USD 100, the return flight London-Abu Dhabi-Bahrain, will be an additional USD 100 - a total of USD 200 for the entire trip.


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Upgrade options

Bid for an Upgrade

Bid for an upgrade
Bid for an upgrade to Business or First Class and enjoy great food at a time when you're hungry, effortless sleep on fully-flat beds, or just enjoy the privacy of our cabins.

Etihad Guest Miles Upgrade

Etihad Guest Miles
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.

Push Upgrade

Call center girlIf 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.

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Instant Airport Upgrade

Airport seatsIf 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.

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Purchase full premium class

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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Our Partner Airlines

If you are traveling on an Etihad Airways flight operated by another carrier (a codeshare flight), the optional service fees may differ. You can find the name of the operating carrier on your Etihad Airways itinerary. Please refer to the applicable links below for specific operating carrier information.

List of partner airlines