Etihad premium fliers to receive free wi-fi, iPads on US flights
March 31, 2017
Assuring passengers of its highest level of service, Etihad Airways will be offering some guests free wi-fi and iPads on its flights from Abu Dhabi from April 2, the airline said in a statement.
The new service comes as an alternative to the electronics ban imposed by the US on nonstop flights from Muslim-majority countries.
Under the ban, flyers are barred from carrying any electronic device larger than a mobile phone, including laptops, cameras and tablets, onboard.
This new service will enable busy customers to do some work mid-flight or communicate with friends and family despite the electronics ban.
“Premium Class guests on Etihad Airways flights to the US will receive wi-fi vouchers from our cabin crew with the onboard welcome drink. These vouchers will provide free Wi-Fi for the duration of the flight,” the airline said.
"In addition to free wi-fi, we’ll have iPads available on all US-bound flights for those that need them. Power and USB sockets at every seat will keep devices charged throughout the journey.”