Skip the queues and fast track through the airport with Priority Access. Use our dedicated check-in counters then be the first to find your seat with priority boarding. You’ll even save time when we land too – your bags will be among the first on the baggage belt so you can simply grab and go.
Priority Access costs US $40 worldwide.
Priority Access is available at any of our worldwide airports. Wherever you’re flying from, Priority Access costs US $40 per guest, and is free for children up to two years old.
Use our dedicated check-in counters.
With priority boarding, you’ll be among the first to board.
Your bags will be tagged with a priority label so you can pick them up quickly when we land.
You can book Priority Access up to 90 minutes before your flight through manage my booking.
Priority Access is available when you fly to or from any destination on the Etihad network.
Available when you book an Etihad Airways operated flight only.
Priority Access is available for all guests travelling on a confirmed Economy ticket with Etihad Airways. The service is not available if you’re flying with any of our partner airlines.
For multiple passengers, Priority Access must be purchased for each individual traveller.
Yes, as long as they’re traveling on flights that are operated by Etihad Airways.
If you’re travelling from Abu Dhabi, use our Priority Check-in counter when you arrive. Then use boarding zone one when it’s time to board.
From all other airports, please use the Business Class check-in counters. Then use boarding zone one when it’s time to board.
If you’re an Etihad Guest Gold or a Platinum member, you’ll enjoy priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage for free as part of your Tier benefits, so there’s no need to book Priority Access.
Priority check-in is also available for free for Etihad Guest Silver members, though you can still pay for Priority Access to enjoy priority boarding and priority baggage.
As long as both of your flights are operated by Etihad Airways, you’ll be entitled to priority check-in and boarding at the start of your journey, as well as priority boarding in Abu Dhabi. When you land in your final destination, your bags will be the first on the baggage belt.
If you’re stopping over in Abu Dhabi and leaving the airport, Priority Access will be available at the start of your journey and end in Abu Dhabi. To enjoy the same benefits on the second leg of your journey, you’ll have to book and pay for Priority Access again from Abu Dhabi to your final destination.
Priority Access is available on Etihad operated flights only. It is not available if you’re flying with any of our partner airlines.
No, Priority Access entitles you to priority check-in, priority boarding and priority bag tags only.
Priority check-in is available for free if you’re booked on a Choice Plus fare, though you can still pay for Priority Access to enjoy priority boarding and priority baggage.
We’ll amend your Priority Access booking so that you can use it when you fly.
Get in touch with one of our team and we’ll discuss your options with you. If you booked via a travel agent, you’ll need to speak to them for any changes.
All Priority Access bookings are non-refundable.