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AI-Russia

To Bangkok through Abu Dhabi with Etihad

08.02.2012 . AI-Russia
My friend and me decided to visit Thailand via Cambodia on our own planning to sped there a month or a month and a half. Weve chosen flights of Etihad Airways fr om Moscow to Bangkok with connection in Abu Dhabi. The prices for the end of July, 2011 were practically bottom. The tickets were bought at Etihad web-site.

At the same time it seems to be more reliable to make a beeline. Etihad flies from Domodedovo. The only problem weve faced was the demand of the airlines representative at the registration board to book the return tickets. She insisted that Russian tourists without return tickets are not allowed to enter Thailand. Its not true but we agreed since it was for free.
We flew to Abu Dhabi onboard Airbus A320 which was practically new.

Inside of Etihad Airbus A320

Inside of Etihad Airbus A320

Cabin attendents of Etihad Airways

Cabin attendents of Etihad Airways

Among the stewardesses of the Arabian airlines there are some European girls. But they look rather sad.

Cabin attendents of Etihad Airways

Each seat is equipped with touch-screen. Different music, films and programs are available. Some of them are in Russian. There is also the flight map. In general, its the standard assortment.

Inside of Etihad Airbus A320

Driving to the runway.

Departing from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Departing from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Departing from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Departing from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Departing from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Departing from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Taking off is very quick, a couple of minutes and were in the clouds.

Flying over Russia

Flying over Russia

Flying over Russia

Caucasus.

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Caucasus

Somewhere over Armenia.

Flying over Caucasus

Flying over Armenia

The Sevan lake.

Flying over Armenia

Im not fussy about my food, especially when its for free. We could choose meat, fish or chicken. Ive forgotten my choice, but it was tasty. Alcohol was served without stinginess. After dinner tea and coffee were served.

Somewhere over Turkey.

Passenger cabin of Airbus A320 Etihad Airways

Flying over Armenia

Probably, the power plant.





We reached Abu Dhabi in the evening, it was already dark. In comparison with the plane it was a real sauna out-of-doors. All of us took the bus and were driven to the illuminated airport building.

We had 1 hour 45 minutes for connection, so it was enough time. By the way, it was possible to look through the airport scheme, to find the gate of the next flight departure yet in the plane, in an hour before landing. The transit passengers had to pass through the metal detector loops, the hand luggage was X-raid. We were advised in English wh ere to go and informed about the departure information, etc. There was a long queue but everybody quickly passed through everything. The airport looks like a huge shopping center. There was everything in it - luxurious perfume, watches, candies, automobiles

Waiting lounges.

Abu Dhabi Airport

Abu Dhabi Airport

Theres no free wi-fi as far as I remember.

We flew to Bangkok onboard of Boeing 777. I was amazed by the two huge engines which seemed to be like the previous plane A320 in diameter each.

Boeing 777-300ER of Etihad Airways
The picture from Wikipedia.

The take-off was inconspicuous, there was no shaking during the flight. Somewhere over India we noticed lightnings far away. The food was served, with alcohol as well. Weve got earplugs and masks in the special zipped case. The case is being used as the cover for the navigator now.
In the morning weve got some biscuits and coffee. They were not greedy and served the additional cups for those who wanted.

The display was bigger with two USB-ports. It was possible to watch your own pictures an listen to the music from the flesh-drive. All the seats were equipped by the 110V sockets. We charged the laptop, watched the serial. Weve got the big, quality earphones, not the throwaway tablets.


We were slowly descending, we had a chance to admire the Bangkok surroundings from above.

Passenger cabin of Boeing 777-300 Etihad Airways

Flying over Thailand

Flying over Thailand

Flying over Thailand

Flying over Thailand

Flying over Thailand

Arriving to Bangkok

The Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport is the biggest in the South-Eastern Asia and one of the biggest in the world. We walked about 20 minutes to the border control.

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

There were no problems passing through the boarder. Thai migration cards were given to us aboard the plane. At the same time our luggage appeared, so we didnt wait long.

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Its nice that in the airport there are plenty of book-stores, supermarkets and cash-machines. The most pleasant are the prices which dont differ from those out in the town. You may get a cup of coffee in Seven-Eleven for 15 Baht.

The most quick and cheap way to get the city center is the City Train. The train go once in 15 minutes, the price to the center is 35 Bat. It takes you 25-30 minutes. In the city the train goes along the overpass leaving the airport from the second level.

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Savurnabhumi Airport

Near Bangkok, Thailand

Dont be afraid to fly to Thailand on your own, without travel agencies! Its easy and much cheaper! See you soon!

Vitaly Gumarov
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