Etihad 777-300ER Business Class Review

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On our return trip home from Barcelona to Abu Dhabi, we experienced the Etihad 777-300ER Business Class cabin. Having travelled in the Etihad Airways 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner product on the way over, we were interested to see this older product compared to the new. 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Starlight Cabin
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Starlight Cabin

Etihad 777-300ER Business Class Cabin Layout 

Etihad has a few 777 aircraft with some cabin structures having First Class, and others not – in this instance, we were lucky enough to experience the aircraft with the Etihad First Class product. 

Our Business Class cabin was broken up in two sections, 2 rows directly behind the 8 First Class seats with a small doorway separating the cabins, and then the majority of the Business Class cabin behind that (with another small doorway and cabin crew meeting area). 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Front Cabin
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Front Cabin
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Front Cabin
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Front Cabin

To our luck, we were seated in 6H, meaning we were on the right side of the Etihad 777-300ER Business Class cabin, and right up the front. We boarded at the same time as First Class passengers and walked past their cabin which felt a bit odd. 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Seat
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Seat

The entire Business Class cabin is made up of 40 Stelia Solstys II seats, all with fully Flat Beds in a 1-2-1 cabin configuration. The layout felt more open, and our seat, 6H, offered both armrests and smaller, practical storage spots that cloud only fit odd-sized items.

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Window Seat
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Window Seat
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Window Seat
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Window Seat

Our small section of the front of the Business Class cabin meant we were in close proximity to the cabin crew station and the engines of the aircraft. This made it a bit difficult to hear announcements over the loudspeaker.

Etihad 777-300ER Storage & Amenities  

The Etihad 777-300ER Business Class seat design includes both pros and cons. On the positive side, the seats feature convenient power points, two USB A ports, and friendly cabin crew. 

The direct aisle access feels spacious, contributing to the overall feeling of a wide, open cabin. However, the storage pockets, although numerous, were not very practical for standard items such as a laptop. 

Floor Space In Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Seat
Floor Space In Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Seat
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Power Outlet
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Power Outlet
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Table & Seat Amenities
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Table & Seat Amenities
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Table
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Table
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER TV Control
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER TV Control
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER TV Control
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER TV Control
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Seat & TV Remote
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Seat & TV Remote

The older Etihad Business Class product also had a separate pull-out table which made it less sturdy than the sliding one which made it impractical to stretch out comfortably especially for those with long legs.

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Leg Room
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Leg Room

The foot space at the bottom of the seat was also limited, fitting only small items like shoes.

Despite these drawbacks, the amenities provided were satisfactory overall. 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Leg Room
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Leg Room

We received a blanket, mattress topper and pillow on arrival as well as an Acqua Di Parma amenity kit with products such as toothbrush, toothpaste, hand cream, lip balm, eye mask, socks and hand sanitising wipes. These all helped contribute to a comfortable journey. 

Amenity Kit & Menu Etihad Business Class 777-300ER
Amenity Kit & Menu Etihad Business Class 777-300ER
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Amenity Kit
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Amenity Kit
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Amenity Kit
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Amenity Kit
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Screen
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Screen

Etihad 777-300ER Business Class Inflight Dining

The inflight dining experience in Etihad 777-300ER Business Class had its highs and lows. We started with an Arabic mezze appetiser, which was delicious and well portioned. They had a variety of traditional Arabian delicacies which made it fun to taste and try different dishes. 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Dining Meal
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Dining Meal

For the main course, we chose the beef tenderloin, which was surprisingly moist and well-cooked for aeroplane food. The accompanying potato gratin had a vinegary taste, which may be a matter of personal preference, but was average. However, the bernaise sauce was exceptional and steamed carrot and spinach sides bland but alright overall. 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Main Meal
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Main Meal

We skipped dessert due to being full from the lounge and the late dinner service. Breakfast included a yoghurt bowl that was standard but somewhat plain and tart without enough muesli.

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Morning Meal
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Morning Meal

With an amicable selection of beverages to choose from, and tasty champagne, we enjoyed the inflight dining experience Etihad 777-300ER Business Class provided. Other mentions also to the friendly staff. 

Etihad Business Class 777-300ER InFlight Menu
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER InFlight Menu
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Menu
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Menu
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Beverage List
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Beverage List
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Dessert Menu
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Inflight Dessert Menu
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Beverage List
Etihad Business Class 777-300ER Beverage List

Etihad 777-300ER Business Class Summary 

Overall, our experience with the Etihad 777-300ER Business Class was a comfortable journey. The cabin layout and seat comfort stood out positively, offering a spacious feel with convenient power points and USB ports. However, the numerous storage options were not very practical, and the older pull-out table lacked sturdiness. 

The dining experience was a mixed bag. While the beef tenderloin was a highlight, the wilted side salad was disappointing but not a make or break. The friendly cabin crew added to the enjoyment of our Etihad 777-300ER Business Class experience. 

If you’re looking to fly Round The World Business Class, get in touch with an airfare consultant today.

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