Review of Etihad Airways flight Munich Abu Dhabi in Economy

Airline Etihad Airways
Flight EY006
Class Economy
Seat 38A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 05:37
Take-off 25 Sep 17, 13:04
Arrival at 25 Sep 17, 20:41
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Rob777ER
By 1504
Published on 22nd December 2017
Hello once again to everyone and welcome.

This series will cover my trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Etihad Airways in Economy Class.

Series overview



1st Part
MUC > AUH with EY006 You are here!

2nd Part
AUH > KUL with EY418 Can be found here: EY418: AUH > KUL

3rd Part
KUL > AUH with EY411 Can be found here: EY411: KUL > AUH

4th Part
AUH > MUC with EY005 Can be found here: EY005: AUH > MUC


Flight information EY006


Aircraft Registration: A6-ETL
Aircraft Type: B777-300ER
Boarding (planned): 11:10
Boarding (actual): 11:35
Push Back: 12:50
Departure (planned): 12:10
Departure (actual): 13:04
Arrival (planned): 20:25
Arrival (actual): 20:41
Arrival Gate: 20:50

*All times are local

Flight Ticket
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Pre Flight @ MUC


It was a quite and fine Monday morning in MUC. Blue skies, almost no clouds and a little bit cold - perfect weather for flying.
I arrived early at the airport and went straight to Terminal 2, because during 2017, the whole EY operation was moved from T1 to T2 in MUC.
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The check in was not very crowded and finished within a few minutes.
After that I went on to the security checks … they were very crowded.
A reason could be the famous Oktoberfest in Munich.
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After that I took a walk along T2 and watched the operations at the aproon.
When I arrvied at the gate, the B777-300ER was still missing - but was towed to the gate just a few minutes later.
What a beautiful paint scheme for that Triple Seven!!
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Flight EY006


Boarding for that flight started a little bit late.
I could stare at this engines forever! So fat and so powerful …. just great.
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Unfortunately just after I took my place, there was an announcement, that we will have a 1 hour delay.
The reason was a delayed connecting flight which was operated by Air Berlin.
Yep, in September Air Berlin was still alive …

The seas was quite compfortable.
Sadly EY also uses 10 seats in a row in the B777.
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View from the cabin during boarding.
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During that 1 hour delay I enjoyed the view across the apron and was able to see some beauties :)
LH A340-600 at the gate next door and a departure in the background.
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LH A320 joined the action.
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Air Malta taxiing to the runway.
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Air China A330 after arrival from Shanghai or Beijing.
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Lufthansa A350 taxiing to the runway.
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And look, who is joining, too! The old Queen of the Skies: Thai B747-400 in the Sky Alliance paint scheme.
She was towed to the gate and prepared for her return flight to BKK.
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Then finally after an hour delay, we were pushed back and the engines were fired.
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During taxiing to the runway, the LH A350 took off.
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Taxiing.
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Lineup and here we go!
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As we departed and passed the Terminal buildings, I saw that a BA Airbus was departing from the parallel runway.
Well I hope you can see the Aircraft. I had to lower the quality of the photos, because most of them were bigger than max. size of 3MB…


BA Airbus zoomed in.
We made a slight right turn, as the BA Airbus made a left turn heading north - back home to LHR.
Just amazing. I have never seen a parallel departure before, so that was quite amazing!


As I sad, the weather that day was very good and there were almost no clouds.
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About 30min after departure drinks and snacks were offered.
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Pictures over Eastern Europe - still great weather.


2 hours into the flight the meal service started.
The choices were chicken or lamb.
I took the lamb which was very good.
EY did not offered any menu cards this time.


Some B777-300ER wing detail as we flew over Turkey.


Cruising over Turkey.


When we entered the Iran, the sun set down in our back which resulted in great lights.


Entering the Persian Gulf and Landing @ AUH.


Landing was very smooth and it taxiing to the remote gate took a while.
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Post Flight @ AUH


Because of the 1 hour delay a few passangers had to hurry to get their connection flights.
Obviously the remote gate did not helped a lot.
We had to wait quite some time to disembark the aircraft and get onto busses. The bus trip by to the terminal took about 10minutes.
Thankfully I had about 2h until my next flight to KUL.

Pictures from disembarking the B777-300ER which took me to AUH.
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Thanks for spending your time and reading :)
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Verdict

Etihad Airways

8.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.5

Munich - MUC

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Abu Dhabi - AUH

7.0/10
Efficiency7.5
Access6.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Everything was fine.
I was a little bit sad, that there were no menu cards offered.

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