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Review of Etihad Airways flight Abu Dhabi Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Etihad Airways
Flight EY418
Class Economy
Seat 38D
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 07:17
Take-off 23 Oct 17, 23:15
Arrival at 24 Oct 17, 10:32
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Rob777ER
By SILVER 1590
Published on 22nd December 2017
Welcome to Part 2 of my trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Etihad Airways in Economy Class.

Series overview



1st Part
MUC > AUH with EY006 Can be found here: EY005: MUC > AUH

2nd Part
AUH > KUL with EY418 You are here!

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 EY418


Aircraft Registration: A6-EYL
Aircraft Type: A330-200
Boarding (planned): 21:30
Boarding (actual): 21:40
Push Back: 23:00
Departure (planned): 22:30
Departure (actual): 23:15
Arrival (planned): 10:10
Arrival (actual): 10:32
Arrival Gate: 10:40

*All times are local

Flight Ticket
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Pre Flight @ AUH


After the delayed arrival from MUC I had still plenty of time to catch my connecting flight.
It was my first time connecting @ AUH and everything was quie fine.
Very easy to find the gates and so on.
My gate was - well I thinkt it was A10 - but it was in one of the outer circles of Terminal 3.



Flight EY418


Boarding was right on time and just moments after I entered the aircraft there was an announcement, that - well once again - my second flight of the day to KUL was also delayed for about 1 hour.

I reached my seat and made it compfortable for me.
Seat pitch and width was okay.
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Cabin while we waited for the push back.
The cabin crew offered some drinks during that time.
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EY inflight entertainment.
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Waiting …. and finally after 1h we were pushed back.
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Line Up for departure.
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And we are off to KUL.
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Shortly after departure we made a tight 180 degree right trun heading East towards the Arabian Sea.
Also the meal service started.
I cannot remember which meals were offered, but one was chicken and I guess the other one was Lamb or a vegetarian meal.
I took the chicken.


Cruising over the Arabian Sea, while drinks after the meal were served.
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Passing India and Sri Lanka and heading towards the Bay of Bengal.
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Cruising over the Bay of Bengal.


Before we entered Indonesia, a light snack was served.
Just a simple bun with some cheese.


LIVE Sport was available via the Satellite 24h Sport Channel in the inflight entertainment.
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After passing the Bay of Bengal we flew straight over Sumatra (Indonesia).


Then we crossed the Strait of Malacca to reach KUL from the West.
You can see the Malaysian coast.
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Finally after a nice turn around Kuala Lumpur and Cyberjaya we approached KUL.
Lots of palm trees in Malaysia :)


Landing was very smooth.
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Air Asia A330 taking off.
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Some pictures during taxiing.
Malaysian Airlines B737 passing us :)
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Two old B747 which are stored at KUL …. very sad to see them standing around…
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Malaysian Airlines A380-800.
One of the best A380 paint schemes!!
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Parked right next to an Mahan Air A340-600 which arrived tom IKA before us.
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Finally at the Gate.
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Post Flight @ KUL


Disembarkment was very fast and overall, KUL is very well set up.
Traveling by train to the other Terminal offers some great views across the apron.
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Last but not least: Selamat Datang Ke Malaysia :)
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Thanks for spending your time and reading :)
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Verdict

Etihad Airways

8.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
In-flight Entertainment8.5
Meal/catering8.0

Abu Dhabi - AUH

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

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

8.4/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

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2 Comments

  • Comment 425158 by
    nechus SILVER 598 Comments

    Hi Rob!

    Thanks fot this interesting report. Great aerials and views of Malaysia's palm plantations!
    I'm intrigued by your night photos. I have never been able to get sharp photos in the dark, either with my camera or with the cellphone. The camera asks me to use the flash. May I ask what camera/cellphone you have?

    • Comment 425254 by
      Rob777ER SILVER AUTHOR 42 Comments

      Hi Nechus!
      Thank you.

      I am using a Samsung Galaxy A5 - I got it in September and I used it for the first time on my trip to Malaysia.
      Well the night photos are not too good, but they are okay.
      I took them without flash and I have a button in the Samsung camera app where I can change the brightness of the photo, that helps really a lot.

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