As a premium cabin flyer on Etihad Airways one of the great perks is being offered a complimentary chauffeur service pick up at your location prior to the flight and upon arrival into Abu Dhabi making transportation effortless and comfortable for us flyers. The Etihad Airways chauffeur service is an incredible system and I am glad they have that amenity available for their premium cabin flyers. I have recently covered the chauffeur service in Los Angeles and if you would like to read that report, be sure to visit the following link (Etihad Airways – LA).
On Today’s installment I will be sharing the chauffeur service upon arrival in Abu Dhabi and a few tips to keep in mind if you happen to have this service booked. Prior to heading out to get on your car service, it is recommended that you visit the Etihad Airways arrivals lounge where you will be able to enjoy a few refreshments and bites to eat. The staff at the lounge will check your passport and boarding pass and will confirm that your driver will be waiting for you when you’re ready to depart. Keep in mind you can stay in the lounge as much as you would like before making your way to the car service. Once you are ready, let a staff member know you’re ready to leave and they will get your bags for you and escort you all the way to your car.
It is pretty easy to follow with the signs being placed all around the isles and shortly a dedicate Etihad Airways chauffeur service desk will be at the bottom of the hall. Let them know where you are coming from while also showing your boarding pass. The agent on duty will give you your chauffeur card and they will escort you to your car. Within that card it states the details of where you came from and the property/hotel where you will be getting dropped off at.
Etihad Airways Chauffeur desk
The standard car that Etihad Airways uses for their guest are Audis. Can’t go wrong with audis as it is a comfortable ride and pretty standard on the inside. The drivers are friendly but due to language barrier they barely communicate with you. They also tend to verify where you’re going just to be safe all the information provided is correct.
The Etihad Airways staff does a great job on getting you out within minutes and theres no wait time for your car service. It all goes very smooth and fast.
The staff on duty will also help you place all of your belongings in the car so you don’t have to worry about anything, just make sure that if you would like to keep something with you, let them know.
Inside Etihad Airways Chauffeur service
The drivers are safe and attentive. A tip of advice to Etihad Airways is that they should provide water on board for their guest. It is a nice touch specially with how hot it can get in the UAE. The cars are well kept and very clean so there is nothing to complain about. If you need anything throughout the drive, request it to the driver and he will try to accommodate your request. Music? Air conditioning? etc.
As I previously mentioned, there is no greater feeling than arriving and knowing your transportation is arranged and waiting for you at ease with zero worries or problems. Etihad Airways goes far and beyond to make the guest journey as pleasant as possible and it shows. From the ground crew, to the chauffeur service and the on board experience, it is a one of a kind service that can’t be compared to anything else. I am guessing cars are subject to change depending the group of people flying. You will be getting an email confirmation a few hours before arrival into Abu Dhabi to let you know that your chauffeur service in Abu Dhabi is confirmed, this is only for peace of mind and to remind you.
If you have used the chauffeur service in Abu Dhabi, how was your experience?