Review of Etihad Airways flight Paris Abu Dhabi in Business

Airline Etihad Airways
Flight EY032
Class Business
Seat 10K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 06:50
Take-off 14 Aug 17, 10:40
Arrival at 14 Aug 17, 19:30
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Published on 29th May 2018
Hello There and welcome to a new FR. Today, I will be flying Etihad's A380 Business Class from CDG to Abu Dhabi.

Pre-Flight at CDG

I wake up at 6:00 AM, I decide to look the flight inbound from AUH to see what aircraft I will take for my flight today.

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At 6:40 AM, The complimentary Etihad Chauffeur service picks me up from where I stayed in Paris. (NOTE: I booked this flight before Jul. 3 2017, Etihad Premium Flights booked after Jul 2017 will not receive chauffeur services outside the UAE).

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After a 40 min ride, I arrive at CDG's Terminal 2C and firstly do 'VAT REFUND' and then Check-in at the counters 14 & 15 at about 7:35 AM.

Economy Class & Baggage Drop Counters

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First & Business Class Counters (Also for Gold & Silver Guests)

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After Check-In, I went through Passport control and Security which takes about 10-20min or 5-15min if you have access to Fast Track (Acces No1) which they give you at Check-in (If Premium Class). After Security Check, I went upstairs and I went to spot some aircraft that are parked at Terminal 2A & 2C.

Some Planespotting at both terminals. 2A is the first pictures and 2C are the last pictures.

AA048 bound to DFW (787-9)
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AA886 inbound from YUL (A330-300)
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AC880 inbound from YYZ (777-300ER)
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HM016 inbound from SEZ is getting towed to a remote gate (A330-200)
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AA787 bound to CLT (A330-200)
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AC870 inbound from YUL (777-300ER)
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SV126 bound to JED (777-300ER)
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KQ113 bound to NBO (787-8)
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9W123 bound to BOM (A330-300)
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EK072 bound to DXB (A380-800)
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GF018 bound to BAH (A320-200)
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Etihad Airways EY032 bound to AUH with an Airbus A380
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At about 10:10 AM, I boarded my plane from Gate 'C80' which is only for First & Business Class. The other Gate 'C81' is for Economy Class only. (for A380)

Some Info about the Flight

Aircraft: Airbus A380-861
Registration: A6-APD (Delivered on Aug 2015)
Callsign: ETD11K
Departure Time: 10:40 AM
Terminal: 2C
Gate: C80 (First & Business Class) & C81 (Economy Class)
Arrival Time: 7:30 PM
Terminal: 3
Gate: 33


Welcome onboard Etihad's A380 Business Studio (Sorry for not giving a seated picture).

Window view of seat 10K on an Etihad's A380.
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At 11:05 AM, we push back from stand C02 (CFW for an A380).
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5-10min taxi to runway 08L.
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And we are off the ground at 11:15 AM.

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30 minutes after departure, I have gotten myself some nuts and a glass of water.
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2 hours into the flight, I ate lunch

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Main Course:
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For another 2 hours on the flight, I watched the 'then new' Fast & Furious 8 (The Fate of the Furious)
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About 2 hours prior arrival, I drank a cup of espresso coffee
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At 7:16 PM, EY032 lands at AUH Runway 31L.
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Here it is parked at stand 308
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Post-Flight at AUH

Goodbye A6-APD
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After that, I arrived at passport control where fast track & E-gate is full due to many flights arriving at AUH during the evening (6-8PM). I finally go through passport control and baggage claim and customs. Etihad offers an Arrivals Lounge for First & Business Class Guests to relax and wait for their chauffeur if not ready yet. All in all, I left AUH at 8:20 PM.
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Information on the route Paris (CDG) Abu Dhabi (AUH)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 45 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → Abu Dhabi (AUH).


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

The average flight time is 6 hours and 46 minutes.

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