Etihad Now Offers a Home Check-in Service

By paying an extra fee, customers flying from Abu Dhabi can avoid the usual airport queues and head straight to immigration.

Photo: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has teamed up with off-airport solutions provider DUBZ to let passengers check in their bags, pick their seat, and collect their boarding pass and luggage tags from the comfort of their home in Abu Dhabi. A Covid-19 PCR test can also be arranged through the airline’s medical partner, LifeDx.

To book the service, customers will need to visit etihad.com/homecheckin up to seven hours before their flight. Check-in agents from Etihad will arrive at the chosen time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to check travel documents, complete the check-in process, and collect your bags. Seat selections can also be made at the same time, and an extra baggage allowance can also be purchased if needed. Guests who want to board their flight early and receive their luggage first will be able to add Priority Boarding and Priority Bag Tags for an additional fee.

Once at Abu Dhabi International Airport, all non-transit passengers who used the home check-in service can skip the usual queues bag-free and head straight to immigration. Etihad says that bags will be kept safe and secure before they’re loaded on the flight, and customers will be kept up to date with SMS notifications letting them know exactly where their bags are at every step of the journey. Luggage will need to be collected at the destination baggage belt.

Home PCR tests are also available when booking any home check-in packages. A certified nurse from LifeDx will conduct the test and results will be received by email and SMS between 24 to 48 hours later.

Home check-in packages start from AED 220 (roughly US$60) for up to four bags, irrespective of the number of guests traveling. Additional baggage allowance can be added for AED 40 (just under US$11) per piece, while bag disinfection can be added on for a set fee. Passengers living in the UAE outside of Abu Dhabi will be able to book the home check-in service for an additional charge.

More information here.

Share this Article

Related Posts

AirAsia to Launch Penang–Phnom Penh Service

Flights will begin before the year-end holidays, with promotional fares priced at just RM179 (US$38)...

Scoot Resumes Singapore–Kuantan Flights

An offbeat seaside destination in West Malaysia is now just a short hop away from the Lion City.

Qatar Airways Reopens Premium Lounge in Bangkok

The Gulf carrier currently operates 21 weekly flights to the Thai capital using Airbus A380 and Boei...

Cathay Pacific is Restarting Hong Kong–Bali Flights

It will be the sole carrier flying the route upon its return to Denpasar later this month.

AirAsia Adds Hong Kong Flights, Debuts Singapore–Sibu Route

December will see the launch of the airline’s third international route from Sarawak this year.

Qantas Announces Return to Hong Kong

Flights from Sydney will take off in late January, with those from Melbourne following two months la...