Exploring Etihad’s Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi : AirlineReporter
A few months ago I wrote about a flight in Etihad’s 787 business class. Later in the trip, during a long connection, I got to explore the highlights of the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi.
Those highlights included a free hotel program for long layovers and a unique US immigration pre-clearance facility. The pièce de résistance was a morning visit to the incredible first class lounge, with a gourmet breakfast, great views of the ramp, and even a cigar bar.
Read on for a walkthrough of Etihad’s Abu Dhabi hub, and for tips on how to take advantage if you pass through the airport yourself.
A few years ago, Abu Dhabi broke ground on a new midfield terminal, but delays and drama pushed the opening date back many times. Apparently it’s mostly finished, but the opening date is still a mystery. For now, Etihad’s long-haul operations are based in Terminal