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Etihad Airways Announced New First Class Cabin

Etihad Airways announced its new first class cabin at the Arabian Travel Market 2009 in Dubai today.  Etihad spent Dh 257 million upgrading the cabins, which have 12 individual suites providing passengers more privacy, comfort, and increased storage.   A highlight of the new cabins is an extra large seat which extends fully to a flatbed 80.5 inches long.  The seat has a built in massager, head rest, lumbar support, and power sockets for and ipod and other electronic devices. 

Private suites feature a 23 inch wide screen TV with more than 600 hours of on-demand entertainment, mini bar, and personal wardrobe and a large changing room with full length mirror.

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