Fly with Etihad Airways

Important note for Etihad Airways passengers flying to the UAE

*Effective as of August 27, 2021

Travelers flying to Abu Dhabi or other entrance ports to United Arab of Emirates, must register via the ICA Smart Travel Service (UAE nationals and transit travelers are exempted). This will be mandatory for traveler(s) to register themselves prior to their departure, including every adult, child, and infant.

In addition, passengers must make sure they are verified to travel and prepared for all entry requirements prior to their flight:

  • Taking a COVID-19 PCR test
  • Downloading the UAE Al Hosn app
  • Upload vaccination document to the app at least 5 days before their departure to receive approval

Fly with Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline in the United Arab Emirates, and one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Its headquarters are found in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, close to Abu Dhabi International Airport which is the airlines main hub. Etihad has established its reputation on value, comfort and flexibility with a range of classes and fare options to choose from, all offering a world-class service.

Etihad Airways Travel Experience

Etihad has tailored the travel experience to match your needs. Short-haul economy seating is designed around your devices and long-haul travel is made more comfortable with a unique headrest, adjustable back support and generous legroom. Booking Economy Space ensures even more legroom and Economy Neighbor Free means you’ll have extra seats to spread out in.

Etihad Airways Check-in & Baggage

Online check in opens 30 hours before the scheduled departure time and closes one hour before departure. Check-in counters open at Abu Dhabi four hours before your flight and three hours before at other airports. Check-in closes one hour prior to departure for economy passengers and 45 minutes for business and first class.

Passengers checking in online can simply drop their checked luggage at the drop and go counter. Baggage allowances vary according to ticket class and membership status. Save money and time by booking extra and oversized baggage online in advance.


Baggage Information

Allowed Luggage per cabin in Etihad Airways

First Class

  • Checked luggage x 2 pc (each up to 70 lbs/32 kg)
  • Carry-on luggage x 2 pc (each up to 26 lbs/12 kg) + 1 garment bag

Business Class

  • Checked luggage x 2 pc (each up to 50 lbs/23 kg)
  • Carry-on luggage x 2 pc (each up to 26 lbs/12 kg) + 1 garment bag

Economy Class

  • Checked luggage x 1 pc (up to 50 lbs/23 kg)
  • Carry-on luggage x 1 pc (up to 15 lbs/7 kg) + 1 personal item

Allowed Luggage Size Dimensions

  • Checked luggage: maximum dimension of 62 inches/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Carry-on luggage: maximum dimensions of 20 x 16 x 10 inches/50 x 40 x 25 cm

Read more about the check-in procedure and baggage >>


Additional Information

Oversized and extra baggage can be booked for a fee. Musical instruments and sports equipment may be checked as part of your standard baggage allowance, with a special extra baggage allowance offered free for golf bags. Wheelchairs and other special assistance items are checked for free.

Etihad makes traveling with infants easy with an extra checked bag (10 or 23 kg depending on route) and carry-on bag (5 kg) allowance, plus collapsible strollers may be carried into the cabin, space permitting, or checked in. Baby bassinets are available if booked in advance and children under two sitting on an adult’s lap are not charged a seat fare.

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