On 14 September 2015, Etihad Airways will launch Fare Choices – a new fare structure which enables travellers to tailor their journey to their individual needs.
The new Fare Choices vary by flexibility, baggage allowance, miles earned and optional inclusions such as priority check-in, chauffeur service, and upgrade eligibility.
There is a total of eight Fare Choices for economy, business and first class:
- Economy Class: Economy Breaking Deals, Economy Saver, Economy Value and Economy Freedom
- Business Class: Business Breaking Deals, Business Saver and Business Freedom
- First Class: Freedom.
Full details of the new Fare Choices and baggage policy are available at: www.etihad.com/en/plan-and-book/etihad-fare-choices/
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Ultimately, this is about providing choice. In most industries, there is a move towards allowing customers to tailor and customise their experience, and ours is no different. When it comes to booking a flight, not everyone’s needs are the same. Some guests want to travel light and on a budget, whilst others want to be able to make last-minute travel decisions, carry extra baggage or earn more miles. For example, if a guest wants more flexibility, more luggage, and priority check in, they can select our Economy Freedom Fare Choice.”
The changes to baggage policy have reduced the price of excess baggage charges on most routes and create better alignment with Etihad Airways Partner airlines. On some routes, the cost of buying an additional 23kg piece of baggage will be reduced by up to 90 per cent, with a further reduction of up to 30 per cent if pre-purchased directly with Etihad Airways up to 24 hours before travel
Fare Choices will apply to all bookings made on or after 14 September 2015, whether purchased from a travel agency, Etihad Airways Contact Centre, or etihad.com.