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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 ►

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

Request special meals

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

Request special meals ►

Onboard café service

Coffee service

Our onboard café service offers light snacks, tea and  coffee.

Complimentary bar service

Complimentary bar service Choose from a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

More choices

Cabin Crew

In Economy Class, you can choose from three main courses, including a vegetarian dish and a dish that has been inspired by the destination you’re travelling to.

Buy on board items

On some of our long-haul and ultra-long haul flights you can buy a glass of Piper Heisdieck champagne for USD $8, Coffee Planet cold brew coffee for USD $4 and a Sweet Treat snack box for USD $6.

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.