hkore
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Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:39 am

Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Flight Details:

Airlines: Etihad Airways
Flight: EY454 AUH-SYD
Reg: A6-APB
Aircraft: Airbus A380-861
Dep AUH Terminal 3: 22:15
Arr SYD Terminal 1: 19:15
Distance: 12,075 km
Flight time: 14h 02m

Introduction


Arriving at Terminal 1 from Mumbai on Jet Airways, To read, click on Jet Airways: Mumbai trip report

Had to pass security, which required taking off shoes and passing through x-ray.

Apologies for the large watermark, created by accident.

Trip Report [Video]

Warning : long duration, tried to capture as many details as possible, do watch the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNCVrRtG0wk

Headed for Meal in Terminal 1

After the previous experience with click to read Etihad : Sydney trip report , I wasn't taking any chances with food.

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Expensive Fish Burger [ UAE Driham 39 approx ]

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Walk around the Terminal 1

Passengers waiting for Jet Airways flight to Pune

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Passing through the corridor to Terminal 3

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Souvenir shop

I had spare UAE dirham, released them at the souvenir shop.

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Transit wait


Had about 2 hrs till to spend. Charging phone, people watching and socialising using free wi-fi.

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Departure was through gate 33. Soon it was boarding time.

Gate view

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Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

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Close view

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Boarding Queue

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Window view

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Front camera view

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Inflight Entertainment

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Menu

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Reading Material

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A380 Safety Card

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Pushback was called soon after boarding.

Taxi

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Flight Map

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Flight Information

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Flight Map

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Cabin Crew

Cabin service was started soon after an hour or so into flight. I got served first as I had ordered a HMNL.
I had made the right decision to have meal at the airport.

Crew was mostly East European. Reckon competitors won't have to worry with such crew on ME3. Skipped passengers during drinks service.

Dinner Packing

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Dinner

Rice was dry, the chicken was shreds and green pea curry, I didn't like the food.

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Fruit pack

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Flight Map

By the time meal was over, had passed Sri Lanka and onwards to Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean.

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Popcorn

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Flight Information

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Sunrise

Snoozed off after dinner, woke just as the day broke over Western Australia

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Breakfast

A light breakfast was served

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Flight map

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Front Camera

Front Camera view over Northern Territories

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Snack meal

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Flight Path

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Window view

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Busy Airways

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Flight Information

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Window view

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Flight Path

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Window view

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Descend time

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On Approach

Landing from South.

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Front Camera

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Landing in Sydney

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Cabin view

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Window view

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Etihad preparing for next flight

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Logo

IFE was switched off.

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Disembarkation

After landing, it was time to deboard. I waited for the herd to pass. Vistor passengers were wished Have a good evening and I got wished a pleasant stay in Sydney. :laughing: . Whatever. :twisted:

Immigration and Security

Felt good to be back home. Filled my e-passport at the kiosk. Stocked on my alcohol supply. Passed through e-passport and went to baggage collection. Baggage took 15 mins. Picked my bag was soon in the queue for quarantine check, with nothing to declare, got waved off.

Headed for outside for pickup at 8.30 p.m

Express Parking

Waiting for Pick up from Express parking

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Thanks for reading this report till next time.

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debonair
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Re: Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:47 am

Nice TR...

It seems the gap in-between is getting bigger and bigger every time, on one hand the luxurious First Class (best in world), the very mediocre BusinessClass (now even without chauffeur service) and the very basic EconomyClass. Oman Air will be Boutique, QATAR will be the Best of all, EMIRATES will offer constant & reliable, but monotonic service - but what about ETIHAD!?
 
YTR
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Re: Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:37 pm

Thanks for your review. the catering does not look great. Good idea to take BK. The gap between the premium cabins and Y is striking.
 
lychemsa
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Re: Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:13 am

Food looks awful. Thanks for the warning. Me thinks I will avoid. They were in the news a few days ago regarding one of their flights from sydney to Abu Dhabi.
 
hkore
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Re: Etihad Airways A6-APB EY454 AUH-SYD

Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:52 am

debonair wrote:
Nice TR...

It seems the gap in-between is getting bigger and bigger every time, on one hand the luxurious First Class (best in world), the very mediocre BusinessClass (now even without chauffeur service) and the very basic EconomyClass. Oman Air will be Boutique, QATAR will be the Best of all, EMIRATES will offer constant & reliable, but monotonic service - but what about ETIHAD!?


I didn't like the inflight service on both the inbound and outbound flight from Australia. Mumbai flight was still ok as the flight duration was short, I took the standard choice : fish which was ok. My neighbour who was flying in from US also reported the same about food.


YTR wrote:
Thanks for your review. the catering does not look great. Good idea to take BK. The gap between the premium cabins and Y is striking.


I had heard of poor customer service and food service from others and after the Sydney flight experience. I was prepared. See below.

Etihad LAX outbound meal

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I looking for falafeel roll, couldn't find hence had to settle for the BK.

lychemsa wrote:
Food looks awful. Thanks for the warning. Me thinks I will avoid. They were in the news a few days ago regarding one of their flights from sydney to Abu Dhabi.


Thanks for your comment. Yeah the food doesnt seem to be a strong point for Etihad.

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