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New York to Middle East on the World's Most Luxurious Airline

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Most think of the Middle East as a forbidden travel destination, but within lies the United Arab Emirates which although is still strict to stick to their religious and cultural beliefs, welcomes international tourists, and getting there isn't as hard as you may think. The opulent adventure begins the moment travelers check in at the Etihad Airways counter at JFK International.

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The world’s most luxurious airline that most have never heard of, is doing everything it can to impress their customers. Pearl Business and Diamond First class passengers are greeted at the airport counter and privately escorted through security, all the way to the airport lounge. Abu Dhabi, a destination mostly overlooked by its much smaller in land size, and neighboring competitor Dubai, both, which are located within the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airway is the premier airline for all flights in and out of Abu Dhabi. With direct flights from NYC and recently announced Los Angeles and Dallas, with more to come, the company is making sure that they stand out above the rest, providing a level of service that is incomparable to others.

The Coral economy class offers personal in-flight entertainment systems for each passenger as well as superior cabin service. Within the free services offered to all guests is the new in-flight nanny service. You read right, a nanny service onboard their flights. The nanny is there to ensure an enjoyable flight for any children on the flight as well as the rest of the passengers. Making sure kids eat first, and providing games and assistance to parents helps make this possible. Pearl Business passengers enjoy lay flat seats with dedicated cabin attendants that anticipate any needs one may have. The food menu allows passengers to select from a specially created menu, which is frequently rotated, as well as offers an “order anytime” menu for guests who might want an extra bite during their flight.

For travelers looking for something even more impressive than Pearl Business, the Diamond First Class cabin on Etihad is a one of a kind experience. With private individual suites boasting 6 foot, 8 inch extra wide lay flat beds, as well as 23-inch cinematic widescreen televisions, the Diamond experience has taken luxury air travel to a place that most only dream of. The leather seats are upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather, the same leather found inside Ferrari cars. The amenity kits offered to passengers include pajamas decorated with Swarovski crystals. It’s an unnecessary abundance of pure extravagance, which any Diamond passenger fully deserves. As if all of that wasn’t enough, Etihad has added a personal chef on each flight to attend to Diamond guests. All meals are prepared cook to order. Both Pearl and Diamond classes have special dedicated Etihad lounges within certain airports, which offer free massages in addition to standard lounge services.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, the largest of 7 member Emirates, the second largest in population of the 7, in addition to being the financial capital of the Emirates. It has the similar modern buildings and surroundings as Dubai, but at a much smaller and more controlled level. Within all the modernization still exists a very apparent and proud culture, most of what you wont any longer experience in Dubai. The perfect balance between new and old world creates a tourist friendly blend that permits visitors to feel as if they have been transported to a storybook land, while still having all the modern conveniences of high-end luxury surrounding them. With convenient daily direct flights from New York, this long journey is made a lot easier with this elite airline.

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