The Game Has Changed
Etihad have pulled it out of the bag with their latest idea – and trust me it could take off! (im sorry I had too)
This new upgrade allows economy passengers to bid for up to three empty seats around them for the duration of their flight. Bidding starts at the time of the booking on Etihad’s website. There’s a minimum and maximum bid for each seat, and if you’re a member of the frequent flyer programme, you get some form of priority over non-members.
If your bid wins, you’ll get an email confirming your seat assignment. If not, you’ll receive an email within 32 hours of departure, informing you that you’ll have neighbors. (In other words back to normal like the rest of us)
Etihad says its new upgrade option;
“gives guests the opportunity for increased space, comfort and privacy, at a price that is affordable.”
Unfortunately, they refuse to specify on the price. So it is really difficult to analyse whether this new concept is better value than buying a business or First Class seat with all the trimmings! But to be fair a first class ticket on Etihad is expensive as f–k!
You know when it comes to Air travel most airlines are reducing leg room and adding fees. At least Etihad are trying to offer another alternative for their passengers (even if they’re making extra cash in the process). Let’s be real here – it may not be the same as a £21,000 First Class seat, but it’s got to be better than Wizzair!
As always – #livebetter