Eid Aladha Travel Tips From Etihad Airways
August holidays will commence with Arafat Day on Saturday 10 August followed by the Eid al Adha holiday from Sunday 11 August to Tuesday 13 August – and with large numbers of travellers departing Abu Dhabi during the break, the airport will be exceptionally busy from today, Thursday, 8 August until Saturday, 10 August. To minimise travel troubles, here re some tips from Etihad Airways.
§ Guests should arrive at the airport at least three hours before departure.
§ Early check-in is available at the Abu Dhabi City Terminal, in the Tourist Club area
§ From 08 August until 11 August, a dedicated Family Check-In area will be provided in Terminal 3 for guests travelling with young children or infants.
Check-in and Boarding Times
§ Economy Class check-in for non-US flights will open three hours before departure and close one hour before
§ Travellers to the US must check in at least two hours before departure and present at US Customs and Border Protection no later than 90 minutes before departure.
§ Boarding for all Etihad flights closes 20 minutes before departure for all guests.
Change of Check-in Location
Because large numbers of guests are departing Abu Dhabi, Economy check-in for some flights will be relocated to Terminal 1 from 8-10 August.
These flights are: EY535 to Beirut, departing at 9:25 am, EY653 to Cairo, departing at 9:55 am, EY428 to Manila, departing 10:35 am,
EY513 to Amman, departing 10:55 am and EY533 to Beirut, departing 11:15 am
Etihad Airways Mobile App
§ With the Etihad mobile app, guests can check in 30 hours before departure
§ Download an electronic boarding pass from the Apple App Store or Android Play.
§ Online check-in is available on Etihad’s website, etihad.com.
§ Self-service kiosks are available to print boarding passes in Terminals 1 and 3
§ Smart Travel’ immigration e-gates are available for registered UAE nationals and residents. Guests simply scan their passport and boarding pass
Etihad Baggage Policy
§ Etihad stringently enforces its cabin baggage policy of 7kg for Economy Class and 12kg for First and Business Class.
§ Before proceeding to the airport, guests should check their e-ticket or the Etihad website for the baggage allowance matching their fare, destination or travel class.
Pre-purchase travel options
§ Guests can pre-purchase seating and upgrade options via Etihad.com
§ Economy guests can purchase access to Etihad’s Business lounges in T1 and T3
§ Business guests can purchase access to our First Class Lounge and Spa
For more information contact:
Etihad Airways Duty Media Officer: +971 (50) 818 9596, Dutymediaofficer@etihad.ae
As an airline, Etihad has come a long way in a short time – just like its home Abu Dhabi.
The airline was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003 and is wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi with a mandate to operate safely, commercially and profitably.
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