Etihad A320 Business Class Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi

My return trip from Nepal on Ethiad Airlines began with a flight 0n an Ethiad A320 from Kathmandu to Ethiad’s hub in Abu Dhabi.

Boarding was by airstairs foreward and aft.20160426_200458

This aircraft has two classes of service, business and economy.  I had seat 3A, a business class seat.

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Seats 3A & 3B

For a narrow-body aircraft, the business-class seats were quite spacious and comfortable. There are 16 seats in the forward cabin on this Ethiad A320, and I was the only passenger.

Interestingly, the flight to Abu Dhabi was scheduled to make a stop in Lucknow, India only one hour after takeoff.  The flight attendant explained this was to refuel as Ethiad did not get fuel in Nepal.

Service began with pre-departure champagne.  Drinks were served on the one-hour flight to Locknow.1461685057590

Dinner was served on the two-and-one-half hour flight from Lucknow to Abu Dhabi.

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Salmon and shrimp appetizer

I had the braised lamb and saffron rice entrée.

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Followed by a nice desert.

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Fruit and cheese desert

For a narrow body aircraft with a small galley, the flight attendants did a great job with the preparation and presentation of the meal.

The business-class seats have a large personal video screen recessed in the armrest between the seats.  Having just completed an Everest flight and a brief trek in the Himalayan foothills, there was no question about which movie to watch.

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The seats are not lie flat, but they are very roomy.  I reclined as I watched the movie, cuddled under the soft blanket, and dozed a little bit before arrival.1461689495787

The flight landed on time at about 12:30 a.m.  I had an eight-hour layover in Abu Dhabi before my flight to Dallas.  I spent that time in Etihad’s Premium Lounge.  I’ll report on that lounge in a separate post.

Other posts on Nepal:

Qatar Airways A350 Business Class, Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Doha, Qatar (DOH)

Everest Flight from Kathmandu

Annapurna Trail Trek

Qatar Business Class Lounge Doha and Qatar Airways A330 Business Class Doha to Kathmandu

Ethiad A320 Business Class Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi

Ethiad Business/First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi

Kathmandu – My Magical Mystery Tour

Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel and Spa Kathmandu, Nepal

 

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