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Experience Etihad Economy

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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

Our range of seat options mean you can always choose the perfect spot on board.

Wherever you’d prefer to sit, you can guarantee your choice by paying to save your seat in advance with Economy Standard. Want to stretch your legs? Book Economy Space for extra legroom or bid for an Economy Neighbour-Free seat…or two or three. 

We’ll allocate a seat for you before you fly, but if you want to choose your own seat you can select it in advance for a fee. So whether you’re travelling on an Economy Deal, Saver or Classic fare, make sure you have the seat you want.

Book Economy Standard seat

Want to stretch your legs? Secure Economy Space with up to 36-inches of legroom and more space on board.

Book Economy Space seat ►

Need some peace and quiet? With Economy Neighbour-Free, 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 an Economy 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 on board

a drink Enjoy complimentary, bistro-style dining on board and a choice of free beverages. Flying with a dietary requirement? Request a special meal
popcorn, treat your self

In addition to your complimentary meal, you can purchase premium treats, hot dishes, drinks and children’s snacks from our Sweet or Salty menu


Time for some retail therapy? Shop the latest gifts, gadgets, jewellery and accessories in Boutique, our onboard Duty Free magazine.

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.