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!

Tips on Smart Travel and finding the best airfare

I use Momondo to search extensively across the best airfare before buying it. Have a look at this post to see how it is working for getting a cheaper ticket! Momondo definitely features the best First and Business Class deals of any Flight Search Engine out there.  I have put together many useful travel tips and airfare promotions in my Smart Travel section to guide you travel in more luxury with lower price!

 

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