Abu Dhabi airline Etihad adds more flights to hand baggage only options

The fares are cheaper if you're not checking anything in

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad adds more flights to hand baggage only options

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has added more flights to its hand luggage only Deal Fare options.

The UAE's national carrier offers lower fares to a bunch of destinations across Europe and Asia if you're not checking any baggage.

It was initially only available on flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan, but now extends to Belarus, Greece, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Turkey.

Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer, said: “Following its success within the GCC region, we are excited to include more destinations that are six hours or less from Abu Dhabi to our Deal Fare, giving our guests more options to pack light when travelling for business, weekend getaways or day trips.”

“However, due to current government restrictions in place while travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are only allowed to bring 5kg of personal hand luggage on board while the complimentary 7kg carry-on baggage allowance attached to the Deal Fare will be checked in for free until restrictions are lifted.” 

If you're an Etihad Guest members with a Deal Fare ticket, you can get a free checked baggage allowance of 10kg for Etihad Guest Silver, 15kg for Gold and 20kg for Platinum.

Bookings can be made at www.etihad.com/handbaggageonly.

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