Etihad Airways is making a huge splash with its business class sale from Sweden. Singapore and Manila are offered just a little above €1,200 / SEK 13,000! Since Etihad doesn’t serve Sweden directly, each trip has two layovers. One in a European city that is served by Eithad and one in Abu Dhabi.
This deal is back again and tickets should be available until October 16, 2019
Most connections feature two trips in Etihad’s long haul business cabin. From Sweden, you will first be on board of a flight with Etihad’s partner SAS taking you to another European city such as Manchester or Frankfurt. From there, the carrier from the United Arab Emirates will take over.
On most flights the airline will operate a Boeing 777 or 787 Dreamliner. Check out these two flight reports to get a better impression of Etihad’s long-haul business class product:
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According to fare rules, this offer will expire on October 16, 2019. It is available for travel up to March 31, 2020. Your length of stay cannot be less than 3 days whereas the maximum length of stay cannot exceed 4 months. Stopovers in Abu Dhabi can be added free of charge.
This way, you get to know on which dates the lowest fare is available. To double check, you can enter these dates in our flight search, where prices may drop by around €100. While booking through an online travel agency may be the cheapest way, we still recommend using etihad.com for safety reason.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Tickets are issued in booking class Z, granting at least 115% of distance mileage being awarded in many frequent flyer programs. The following award mileage ouput is calculated on the flight from Stockholm to Singapore, featured in the beginning of the article:
- 33,740 on Hainan Airlines
- 20,960 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 20,960 on Asiana Club
- 20,960 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 18,540 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 18,540 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 18,540 on South African Voyager
- 18,540 on Etihad Guest
- 18,540 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 18,540 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 18,540 on Korean Air Skypass
- 16,130 on American AAdvantage
- 16,130 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 8,110 on SAS EuroBonus