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I Just Booked Etihad’s A380 Apartment For 40,000 Miles!

Etihad Apartment
Written by Charlie

Update: As of March 22, 2016, this award now costs 62,500 AA miles.

Etihad’s new A380 and the reimagined luxury cabins aboard are about to take flight soon. Ben, One Mile At A Time, will be onboard their inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to London in the First Apartments class so it should be exciting to see what his perspective is of it. But, believe it or not, the First Apartment class is not even as great as it gets. They also have a single “seat” called The Residence which is basically flying charter aboard commercial – private butler, bedroom, sitting room, and bathroom! However, that comes at a price – $20,000 one-way Abu Dhabi to London – and you cannot use partner miles for that!

Etihad Apartment

However, you can use partner miles, like American Airline miles, for the First Apartment seats! It costs about $20 and the phone booking fee (because it is a partner flight it must be booked over the phone) of $35 and 40,000 miles (for one-way). But you can book that on miles and experience probably one of the best airplane experiences you will have –and I just booked mine!

Booking Etihad’s A380 Apartment With Miles

To find award space, head over to the Etihad rewards page – here – and enter Abu Dhabi to London (or reverse). Then choose First.

Etihad Apartment

Next, you need to look for Guest First space. That is what will be bookable with partner miles. In our example here, it does show it as available so you can simply call American Airlines (800-882-8880) to book it!

Etihad Apartments


I actually am seeing a lot of dates with availability for Guest First – even flights with more than 1 available seat – so if you want to fly this plane, you only need 40,000 miles (one-way)! And to get to and from London and Abu Dhabi!

But, I have my ticket booked and can’t wait to see and review it for myself!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.