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The right way to e-book The Residence, Etihad’s A380 three-room suite?

The right way to e-book The Residence, Etihad’s A380 three-room suite?


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At the moment: The right way to e-book The Residence, Etihad’s A380 three-room suite?

A number of weeks in the past, I posted my content material (YouTube video  and weblog evaluation) about my Abu Dhabu to London flight in The Residence, the world’s most unique First Class cabin. Completely obtainable on Etihad Airways’ A380 plane on routes between Abu Dhabi, London, New York and shortly Paris, The Residence is the one three-room suite on a passenger plane, that includes a non-public bed room, ensuite rest room (with bathe), and a lounge. The uber-luxurious area is positioned on the A380’s higher deck and may accommodate a most of two passengers.

The Residence was first launched by Etihad in 2014, with one-way tickets between London and Abu Dhabi beginning at $20,000 USD. However when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020, Etihad saved its A380 plane and the way forward for The Residence appeared unsure. Nonetheless, with the resurgent journey demand, Etihad introduced again a small variety of its A380 plane in 2023, The Residence together with them, albeit with a distinct gentle product (extra on that under).

With the return of the A380, Etihad has made The Residence extra accessible to the overall touring public. Pre-pandemic, Etihad offered The Residence as a separate, exorbitantly costly journey class apart from Economic system, Enterprise Class, and First Class. However since its post-pandemic re-introduction, The Residence can now not be booked immediately and is just supplied as an improve choice to a First Class ticket, to be paid with miles or money.

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The Residence onerous & gentle product

Visitors of The Residence can take pleasure in a terrific onerous product, the one three-room suite on a passenger plane, that includes a non-public bed room, ensuite rest room (with bathe), and a lounge. However as already talked about,  Etihad modified the gentle product of The Residence since its post-pandemic re-introduction. The facilities and culinary providing are actually the identical as in First Class and also you now not get the pre-pandemic particular perks akin to butler service and customised menus. That mentioned, passengers of The Residence nonetheless get a number of further perks over First Class passenger:

  • An escort by way of Abu Dhabi Airport
  • Entry to a non-public room within the Etihad First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport
  • One further merchandise on the onboard menu (afternoon tea)
  • Enhanced tableware and glassware onboard
ETIHAD FIRST CLASS LOUNGE AT ABU DHABI
ETIHAD FIRST CLASS LOUNGE

E-book The Residence with money

Passengers with a First Class ticket on Etihad’s A380 could make the improve to The Residence through Etihad’s name heart or on-line, both on the time of reserving or by way of Etihad’s “handle my reserving” part. When making the improve on-line, The Residence will pop up as a selection throughout the seat choice course of. Etihad doesn’t publish the fee for an improve from First Class to The Residence, however it’s far more cheap than it was. For instance, a fast search reveals that First Class passengers on the Abu Dhabi to London route might to improve to The Residence for round $2000 USD (7,310 AED) whereas the fee for an improve to The Residence on the Abu Dhabi to New York route is round $4000 USD (14,660 AED).

ETIHAD A380 THE RESIDENCE
THE RESIDENCE: LIVING ROOM

E-book The Residence with miles

Passengers with a First Class ticket on certainly one of Etihad’s A380 routes may improve to The Residence with miles through Etihad’s frequent flyer program Etihad Visitor. Etihad has not formally printed a chart with the variety of miles want for an improve, however a fast search reveals that an improve from First Class to The Residence will value you round 300,000 Etihad Visitor miles on the Abu Dhabi to London route and round 600,000 Etihad Visitor miles on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route. That’s a staggering quantity of miles after all, however it might probably make for a once-in-a-lifetime expertise after all.

ETIHAD A380 THE RESIDENCE
THE RESIDENCE: BEDROOM

Main restriction for reserving The Residence

A significant restriction that you should watch out for is that the improve from First Class to The Residence is just supplied to passengers that booked their First Class ticket both in money or miles immediately through Etihad. First Class award tickets which might be booked through the frequent flyer program of a accomplice airline (akin to AAdvantage by American Airways) can’t be upgraded to The Residence.

ETIHAD A380 THE RESIDENCE
THE RESIDENCE: BATHROOM WITH SHOWER

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