Etihad’s Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Is Still A Disaster

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    Yesterday I wrote about my flight in Etihad first class on Wednesday, whereby they ran out of food several hours before landing... for my second longhaul flight in a row! I’ve also written in the past about the new Abu Dhabi US pre-clearance facility. Basically on select US bound flights you clear customs & immigration in Abu Dhabi, and then land in the US as a domestic flight. The UAE is picking up most of the cost of the facility, thinking it’s a big selling point for flying Etihad out of Abu Dhabi. The problem is that the pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi is a complete mess. I'll go so far as to say it’s quite possibly the most dysfunctional facility I’ve ever seen at an airport. Virtually no flights have left on-time since this was introduced, and passengers hate the facility. The post Etihad’s Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Is Still A Disaster appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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