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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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
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
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

"conditions are simply awful"

(United Kingdom)

How do they get away with having 10 seats across in Economy cabin? Normally fly BA Qantas or Singapore Airlines but the bargain fare offered by Etihad out of UK attracted me. Now I know why they are cheap (cheaper than Emirates or Qatar as well) - the conditions are simply awful and the cabin is just cramped and claustrophobic. Anyone else that may be tempted by their bargain basement fares - please think about what you might get - its not good and pay a little more for a better airline. They endlessly plug an award at Etihad and on close inspection it seems that Abu Dhabi oil dollars might be more important than merit!
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
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
1/10

"I was so squashed"

(United Kingdom)

The Boeing 777 seats from Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi are so cramped. When the lady in front put her seat back I had to ask for her to kindly put it back up as I was so squashed. Etihad have obviously cut back on seat space as well as no drinks service. An awful uncomfortable flight with crew who do not care.
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