Etihad Airways

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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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3/10
4 star Skytrax Rating
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1/10

"not impressed by the seat width"

(Australia)

We sat in seats 43K and 43H as they were 2 seats rather than 3 seat configuration. I was almost deafened by excessive noise from the aircraft engines? I was not impressed by the seat width or leg room and this aircraft performs poorly against Singapore Airlines for long haul. My blanket although in a sealed bag on opening was disgustingly dirty with food particles stuck to it! When I asked for another I was met with rudeness. We found the staff to be unhelpful. My entertainment system had to be rebooted. Our food was ok but there were no extra snacks during the flight. I was seriously disappointed with Etihad as I had thought from adverts that they were committed to great service and quality - but this is not the case in economy. Also the staff never checked seat belts once and I certainly didn't feel that in an emergency situation I would be relying on them for help which is standard in most airlines. I wouldn't book Etihad again in a hurry I will stick with Singapore.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"seats were very cramped"

(Australia)

Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi and onward to Bangkok. Seats on first flight were very cramped. My first reaction was never again. I have a normal size( 185 ). The seat on the second part( 777) was reasonable. On return flight same again. However I flew from Abu Dhabi to Dusseldorf with Air Berlin. Etihad has a coop with Air Berlin. It should be forbidden by law! I could not move for 8.5 hours. Seats are not even okay for a short charter flight. Next time it is Qatar Airways again for me.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777 / AIRBUS A330
Seat Layout3x4x3/2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"seats were very small"

(Pakistan)

The seats were very small according to the flight hours. It was a 15 hours flight and seats were uncomfortable according to the flight hours.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"777's feel claustrophobic"

(United Kingdom)

I fly MAN-BKK four times a year - that is 16 long haul flights a year and I just could not bear to use Etihad again. The seats pitch and width is terrible the 777's feel claustrophobic.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"avoid middle seats"

(Canada)

I had 34C on my way back from KHI- YYZ. this seat is in the middle of the plane and isle seat not so bad but if someone is looking for a better seat I noticed that seat #40 is absolutely great seat with plenty of leg room and not close to washrooms. Avoid middle seats altogether as they are cramped and not wide enough for big people.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340-600
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
2/10

"the combination is deadly"

(Oman)

The other reviews here are right - basically the economy seat on the 777-300ER is both too narrow and close to the seat in front and the combination is deadly - if they took out about 20 seats and fixed either the pitch or the width it would be fine. A shame as the rest of the product - service food entertainment etc. is first class. Don't think I will be using them again in a hurry simply because of the seat.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"seats uncomfortable both directions"

(Saudi Arabia)

Abu Dhabi - Bangkok - Abu Dhabi seats uncomfortable both directions PTV screen not functioning most of the time.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"it was pretty uncomfortable"

(United Kingdom)

I'm pretty tall and it was pretty uncomfortable for an 8 hour journey. When the seats where reclined there was no way that anyone (regardless of waist size) could have a meal and that was confirmed by the Cabin Crew asking that you do not recline your seats during your meal.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330-200
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"cramped with little to no space"

(United Kingdom)

Etihad 10 across seats in economy is a disaster. Cramped with little to no space on board. Prepare to be squeezed into the smallest economy seat ever! I flew on Bangkok Airways 2 days later to Siem Reap and they had a lot more legroom in their standard economy seats on an A320. I'm going to be switching away from Etihad despite just becoming a silver card Etihad guest member - I cannot fly comfortably in economy (for reference I'm not over weight or tall!)
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"legroom in this aircraft is a disgrace"

(Cyprus)

The legroom in this aircraft is a disgrace considering Etihad advertise comfort and show aircraft leg room in economy as roomy. This is not the case - I am not a tall person and found it to be extremely uncomfortable especially on a near 14 hour flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. When the person in front puts their seat back there is not enough space to see tv screen or have tray out for drinks or food and in my case when seat in front was put back with such force my drink tipped over.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no