Review of Etihad Airways flight Abu Dhabi Sydney in Economy

Airline Etihad Airways
Flight EY454
Class Economy
Seat 71A
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 14:00
Take-off 13 Jan 17, 21:55
Arrival at 14 Jan 17, 18:55
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By GOLD 3255
Published on 5th August 2017
Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Flight Details:

Airlines: Etihad Airways
Flight: EY454 AUH-SYD
Reg: A6-APB
Aircraft: Airbus A380-861
Dep AUH Terminal 3: 22:15
Arr SYD Terminal 1: 19:15
Distance: 12,075 km
Flight time: 14h 02m


Trip Report: Etihad Airways EY454 Abu Dhabi to Sydney

Warning : long duration, tried to capture as many details as possible, do watch the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU1PPEq--Hk



Introduction

Arriving at Terminal 1 from Mumbai on Jet Airways, To read, click on Jet Airways: Mumbai trip report

Had to pass security, which required taking off shoes and passing through x-ray.

Headed for Meal in Terminal 1

After the previous experience with click to read Etihad : Sydney trip report , I wasn't taking any chances with food.

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Expensive Fish Burger [ UAE Driham 39 approx ]

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Walk around the Terminal 1

Passengers waiting for Jet Airways flight to Pune

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Passing through the corridor to Terminal 3

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Souvenir shop

I had spare UAE dirham, released them at the souvenir shop.

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Transit wait

Had about 2 hrs till to spend. Charging phone, people watching and socialising using free wi-fi.



Departure was through gate 33. Soon it was boarding time.

Gate view

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Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

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Close view

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Boarding Queue

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Window view

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Front camera view

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Inflight Entertainment

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Menu

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Reading Material

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A380 Safety Card

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Pushback was called soon after boarding.

Taxi

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Flight Map

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Flight Information

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Flight Map

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Cabin Crew

Cabin service was started soon after an hour or so into flight. I got served first as I had ordered a HMNL.
I had made the right decision to have meal at the airport.

Crew was mostly East European. Reckon competitors won't have to worry with such crew on ME3. Skipped passengers during drinks service.

Dinner Packing

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Dinner

Rice was dry, the chicken was shreds and green pea curry, I didn't like the food.

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Fruit pack

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Flight Map

By the time meal was over, had passed Sri Lanka and onwards to Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean.

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Popcorn

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Flight Information

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Sunrise

Snoozed off after dinner, woke just as the day broke over Western Australia

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Breakfast

A light breakfast was served

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Flight map

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Front Camera

Front Camera view over Northern Territories

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Snack meal

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Flight Path

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Window view

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Busy Airways

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Flight Information

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Window view

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Flight Path

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Window view

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Descend time

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On Approach

Landing from South.

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Front Camera

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Landing in Sydney

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Cabin view

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Window view

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Etihad preparing for next flight

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Logo

IFE was switched off.

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Disembarkation

After landing, it was time to deboard. I waited for the herd to pass. Vistor passengers were wished Have a good evening and I got wished a pleasant stay in Sydney. LOL. Whatever.

Immigration and Security

Filled my e-passport at the kiosk. Stocked on my alcohol supply. Passed through e-passport and went to baggage collection. Baggage took 15 mins. Picked my bag was soon in the queue for quarantine check, with nothing to declare, got waved off.

Headed for outside for pickup at 8.30 p.m

Express Parking

Waiting for Pick up from Express parking

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Verdict

Etihad Airways

6.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew4.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering5.5

Abu Dhabi - AUH

5.9/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.5
Services5.5
Cleanliness5.5

Sydney - SYD

7.4/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Abu Dhabi airport has nothing to offer with hardly any facilities for economy customer, toilets were filthy, food is expensive.

Etihad Airways has good hard product, but lacks in customer service, sensitivity to customer profiles . Inflight meal was better than the Abu Dhabi bound flight.

Sydney Airport was not busy, was out quickly.

Information on the route Abu Dhabi (AUH) Sydney (SYD)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Abu Dhabi (AUH) → Sydney (SYD).


Useful

The airline with the best average rating is Etihad Airways with 8.2/10.

The average flight time is 14 hours and 8 minutes.

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