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by Karl Peskett

The anticipation is immense. We’ve all got the jittery butterflies that come a combined total of over 7000 horsepower to be at our disposal.

But first it was time for the longest leg of our journey.

 

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After receiving a complimentary business class upgrade, thanks to the wonderful staff at Etihad Airways, we have just spent a very comfortable 17 hours ensconced in one of the finest aircraft chairs in the business.

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The food was nothing short of gourmet, as well.

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But after hopping off the plane in the UAE, we were escorted by ground staff through a fast-tracked security checkpoint, and then brought to the business class lounge. And oh, what a way to travel.

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With the Full Throttle team luxuriating in wood panelled surroundings, it was time to explore some of what makes Etihad such a contender in the upper class market.

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You see, the lounge offers a spa, fine food, a selection of beverages and comfortable leather chairs, as well as personalised service, such as an introduction to the entire area, and someone attending to your every needs.

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You will be talked to by an actual person when your flight is ready to go, and ushered through to your gate. If there ever was a definition of service, this was it.

Shortly we’ll be leaving for Frankfurt, and we’ll update you as soon as we land in Germany.




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