December 22, 2016

Etihad lowered the fare on The Residence!

It has been almost 2 years since Etihad Airways released their top notch and phenomenal "The Residence" on their A380 which feature a living room, separate bedroom and ensuite shower room, it is the only three-room suite on a commercial airline, designed for two people travelling together.

The fare was beyond most people's budget reach, Abu Dhabi to London was priced at nearly $20,000 one way!

Recently, Etihad have re-priced the Residence fare and made it a little more affordable.

Here are some of the sample fares: (I've extracted them from Sabre GDS)

You can book most of the lowered fare on Etihad website.

Fare from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai roundtrip now cost $4,258


Fare from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai one-way now cost $3,036.

Fare from Cairo to Sydney roundtrip cost $11,907.

This puts per hour cost of flying in the residence more or less below $400 per hour!

I've tried many city pairs and found Cairo, among cities from India are the cheapest for the Residence.


You can also mix certain Economy fare and Residence.

A mix class trip from Mumbai to London in the Residence, return in economy cost $6,685


For those who prefer to travel in pair, the same itinerary will set you back $9,595 for 2 ($4798 per person)

It used to be the same cost for 1 or 2 person together in the Residence. Recently this has been adjusted, the 2nd person adds about 25% -40% of the first person's fare to the total cost.


Interested in flying Etihad The Residence? How to Book?

Here is a link to book direct on the website.

Is the lower fare sufficient to tempt you to try out the Residence? If you found a better fare please let me know!


  1. Simon

    How do you book these fares as you can’t via the Etihad site. Also what is the cost one way from CAI-SYD? Is it cheaper than the Return?

    • Sam Chui

      If you interested, please let me know. I will put you in touch directly with Etihad Sales. Book direct with Etihad Sales and you’ll receive preferential treatment! Cairo to Sydney one way is about $8,500 for 1 passenger.

  2. This is great. Thank you for the research. Always love seeing “sweet spots” for luxury travel. I’ve only managed to track a few (my obsession) for La Première over the years.

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