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Lufthansa & Etihad Airways have finally announced details of their new partnership which has been speculated about for weeks without anything major having leaked out so far.

The announcement came in a joint press conference held in Abu Dhabi yesterday where both CEO’s, James Hogan of Etihad and Carsten Spohr of Lufthansa unveiled the details. [click to continue…]

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Another Reader Question and yet another Involuntary Downgrade case this time involving a flight from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi operated by Etihad that was sold to our reader as an Air Berlin code share flight.

At the airport the passenger was confronted with the information from Etihad that his booking didn’t show to be in Business Class on the MEL-AUH segment despite having a printed confirmation in Business. [click to continue…]

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As part of our Reader Question series today we’d like to feature one request that reached us yesterday asking if it makes sense to pay for Etihad Airways cash upgrades.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Etihad Airways surprisingly announced that they would cut between 1,000-3,000 jobs amid a slowdown of the aviation market that saw the Middle Eastern Carrier expanding rapidly in recent years.

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Etihad’s decision to step on the brakes could signalize a more conservative approach from the Gulf airlines that grew in both seat capacity and staff, but might have to scale back in order to keep pace with the market. [click to continue…]

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Sebastian recently wrote about (read more here) the latest status match campaign that Etihad Airways this time offered for readers of on English newspaper.

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A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted me that Etihad Airways had significantly adjusted the terms and conditions attached to this promotion. Seems that readers taking advantage of this offer may have to go through the same “hell” as one reader last year (read more here) who had great difficult getting Etihad to honor their offer. [click to continue…]

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Eithad Guest has published a status promotion for readers of the British newspaper The Times which appears to be open for all with no specific requirements other than reading the paper in whatever way.

etihad-matchThe promotion requires a minimum of one flight in Economy to receive Silver or Business/First Class to receive Gold status after fulfilling the (relatively easy) requirement. [click to continue…]