JetBlue and Etihad Airways Announce Codeshare Plans
With an aim to provide enhanced travel options to customers worldwide, JetBlue Airways and Etihad Airways have announced their plans of coming together with codeshare operations. Etihad Airways will have a codeshare agreement with around 40 JetBlue routes, the EY code of Etihad Airways will be placed on JetBlue operated flights. Initially this codeshare will facilitate the connections between the two airlines at the Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The airlines have planned further codeshare services when Etihad Airways will start operating flights to Los Angeles in June 2014. In future, flights between New York, Jamaica, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic will also be facilitated with this codeshare agreement between Etihad Airways and JetBlue Airways.
The Flag Carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 and today is one of the major airline carriers in the world. Based at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways enjoys a fleet size of more than 80 aircrafts and operates to more than 86 destinations in Australia, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Americas. The carrier has Codeshare agreements with airlines including Air Berlin, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines and many more. The airline has won the World’s Leading Airline award in the year 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the World Travel Awards.
Starting December 03, 2014, ETIHAD will launch new service to the US, with 3 weekly Abu Dhabi – Dallas operation. Reservation for the service will be opened gradually to travelers as the airline reservation system only displays flight operation for the next 331 days.
Classes of Service
The three cabin classes offered by the airline include Diamond First Class, Pearl Business Class and Coral Economy Class.
Diamond First Class: The Diamond First Class Suite flat wide beds, sliding doors for privacy, personal mini-bar, 23-inch wide screen TV, pure dupion silk and cotton duvet, on demand entertainment and much more for a comfortable flight. Seats are equipped with a wide range of connectivity options including in-seat power sockets, iPod and USB Jacks. With the in-flight mood lighting system, create your own ambience and drift into a comfortable sleep with the full-sized pillows and cozy blankets.
Pearl Business Class: Etihad Airways offers you the most luxurious way to fly when you are flying on the Pearl Business Class. When traveling with Pearl Business Class, customers are offered with 6 ft 1 inch full flat bed, personal food and beverage manager, 15-inch personal screen, noise-cancelling headsets, in-seat power sockets and mood lighting for easy jetlag. Taste some delicious handpicked wines from the best vineyards and savor some delicious dishes specially handcrafted by world-renowned chefs.
Coral Economy Class: The Coral Economy Class comes equipped with spacious and ergonomically designed seats, three meal choices, 10.4-inch touch screen TV’s, in-seat power sockets, mood lighting for easy jetlag, award winning cuisine and warm hospitality for a memorable journey.
The impeccable service and the finest in-flight entertainment system gives you a travel experience never to forget.
The carrier offers a great on-demand entertainment system called E-BOX with which you can enjoy TV shows, latest movies, interactive games and music.
Keep in touch with your family and friends with the on-board telephone and recharge your laptops and iPods with the power sockets available on-board.
The airline offers Family Pack of entertainment, specially designed to the keep the kids on-board entertained. The Family Pack is full of games, fun activities and more to keep your child busy.
Online and Mobile Check-In With the Online Check-in service offered by Etihad Airways make a simpler, quicker and smarter check-in at the airport By utilizing the online check-in process, you can also choose your seat and print your boarding pass at your convenience. Online Check-in is available anytime between 24 hours up to 2 hours before your flights scheduled departure.
Airport Kiosks Choose your seat and avoid the queues at the airport with the city Check-in facility offered by Etihad Airways. All major airports have Etihad counters to check-in the traditional way.
Customer Rewards Programs and Perks
Etihad Guest is the loyalty program offered by Etihad Airways to its loyal customers. Joining the program is fast, easy and smart. The four Etihad Guest tiers include Etihad Guest, Etihad Guest Silver, Etihad Guest Gold and Etihad Guest Gold Elite. Passengers can redeem these points to get access to special rewards including winning a holiday, class up gradation, renting a car and much more.
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Itinerary Modifications and Cancellations
Making changes in your travel dates, class upgrade through Etihad Guest Miles and updating your contact details is much easier when you are traveling with Etihad Airways. The Manage my Booking tab on the official website of the airline allows you to make easy modifications and cancellations of your travel itinerary.
The airline aims at making your journey as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible with the world-class services offered at the airports as well as on-board.
Expecting can travel with the airline during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy, the airline takes supreme importance of taking care of such passengers.
Children below the age of 12 and above the age of 5 if traveling alone are considered as unaccompanied minors. These kids are offered with UM Services when specifically requested by parents.
The airline adequately caters the need of passengers traveling with disabilities and special medical needs. Inform the airline in advance to so that they can assist you with you medical needs while on-board.