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Etihad launches flights to Bali

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It may come as a surprise to learn that Etihad does not currently fly to Bali despite its huge popularity.

This will change from 23rd April 2024 when the airline launches non-stop flights to the Indonesian island four times a week.

Although less relevant from a UK perspective, flights have been timed so that you can enjoy a long weekend on the island with departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and returns on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Etihad launches flights to Bali

The flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with its Business Studio seat. This is the same Business Studio seat as I reviewed on Etihad’s A380. Despite its age, this is an excellent product that remains competitive with many of the newest business class seats, so you are getting a top experience.

Flights weren’t bookable when we received the press release but they may now be available on the Etihad website.

PS if you’re looking for hotel recommendations, we’ve reviewed the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Mandapa in Ubud and the Andaz Bali in Sanur.


How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (April 2024)

Etihad Guest does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (50)

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  • JD says:

    Emirates are certainly not giving any of that wine to their economy class passengers! I was given one glass per flight on my recent trip to from Newcastle to Bangkok (via Dubai). If I knew they were that stingy I would have drunk more in the lounge! 🙂

    • BBbetter says:

      That’s the norm when they are serving everyone before or during the meal. They don’t want to encourage everyone getting multiple glasses.
      If you walk over to the galley when it’s quiet and ask nicely, they’ll give you more. This actually applies for most full service airlines.

      • JD says:

        Noted. I just found KLM and even BA were more generous with drinks, even at meal times. Will make sure my seat is near the galley next time I fly Emirates!

  • Jimmy says:

    What’s the whisky selection like? Dalmore aside it would be nice to see what they have

  • NR says:

    Can you explain a bit more on whether it’s worthwhile buying the virgin points?

    • Rob says:

      I wouldn’t buy them without a deliberate plan to use them. If you have that plan, you’ll know if the price makes sense.

  • Sandydoc says:

    Yesterday the new flights to Bali (1 stop in AUH) were bookable on the Etihad website. Today they have disappeared. So has the news article about their release…

  • Raymond James says:

    i have been hearing a lot of people who have flown F in the last 6 months talk of oxidized wines on the flight which would speak on the cellaring. im definitely worried some of these bottles are sitting out in hot climates or something and the wine is turning.

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