Check for the latest travel updates before the trip begins.

Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi International Airport expect high passenger volumes next week, when the midterm break begins for many schools in the UAE, according to a press release on Tuesday.

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While passenger traffic is likely to peak, the Abu Dhabi-based airline has offered travel tips for a smooth and convenient trip:

>> Check the requirements of your destination

With travel restrictions changing frequently, Etihad is asking passengers to check its website for the latest updates before travel commences.

>> Verified to fly? Visit the ‘Manage My Booking’ section of the website to share Covid-related travel documents.

The approval will be shared via email, giving passengers the assurance that all required documents are in place. This will also speed up check-in at the airport at the Verified to Fly counters.

>> Check in online and arrive early

During peak hours, economy class check-in for non-US flights opens four hours before departure and closes one hour before. Business class and first class check-in closes 45 minutes before departure. For flights within the United States, check-in closes two hours before the flight. Boarding for all Etihad Airways departures closes 20 minutes prior.

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>> When traveling to the United States, benefit from the US Customs and Border Protection Facility (USCBP)

This means that all immigration and customs formalities will be completed in Abu Dhabi before the flight. Guests must report to the USCBP facility no later than 90 minutes prior to departure.

>> Check the flight schedule and departure terminal

In view of the significant increase in passenger numbers, Etihad will move economy class passenger check-in on the following flights to Terminal 1 on October 15: EY653 to Cairo (CAI) EY2317 to Riyadh (RUH)

>> Check the baggage allowance before leaving for the airport

The carry-on baggage policy is 7 kg for economy class and 12 kg for first and business class passengers. The maximum dimensions of cabin baggage are: 50 cm (height), 25 cm (depth), 40 cm (width). You can also pre-purchase additional hold baggage at special pre-departure rates on the Etihad website or through its app.

waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com

Wahid Abbas


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