Flying Etihad Economy to Abu Dhabi from Karachi

It’s surely not the very first time that I have traveled on Etihad but this time the 5AM EY222 flight on 5th July 2019 from Karachi to Abu Dhabi was somewhat a one taken after a long time on this route.

The Boarding was as usual not so good an experience at the Jinnah International where the queues are long, the check in counters are not enough and not to say that they start late as well. Same was the situation for the immigration clearance.

Had some time to unwind at the CIP Lounge and then headed to Gate 27 for boarding, which was pretty smooth.

My seat was a preferred Isle seat 14C. The A320 had rows of 3 x 3 seats, that do need change in upholstery. The seat was not much wide but had sensible amount of leg room and an adjustable head rest.

The temperature of Aircraft was chilled and blankets were provided which I never use anyways.

The crew was most welcoming and greeted everyone with a smile.

The economy cabin was packed as usual though the business class was no extraordinary looking at the short route and the price.

The snack provided onboard was okay with a chicken wrap and some sweet stuff which I did not have a chance to taste.

The eBox introduced by Etihad for onboard entertainment was just okay with me having to get a chance to watch the Indian TV Show Khichdi after a long time. Was much entertaining.

The Aircraft was too noisy during the entire trip, although the seats near the wings do have the sound issue but this was much more than normal.

We reached our destination half an hour earlier to the scheduled arrival, however, the landing was a bit jerky.

Over all Etihad would be rated as an Airline with not much of an upper class service except for the polite crew onboard.

The immigration was quick in Abu Dhabi as usual, thanks to the eGate facility.

So that’s it for the day, until I get a chance to write about another travel experience which I do intend to do in a short while.

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