As airlines around the world are seeking to stimulate travel bookings following the worst crisis ever to hit the aviation industry, through flexible rebooking policies or offering COVID-19 insurance to cover passengers if the worst should happen. Etihad is taking a step further by launching a new promotion that allows kids fly for free with parents.
Etihad Airways has launched a new promotion that sees kids flying free when adults book flights to Abu Dhabi or Dubai. The promotion is valid for bookings made in the next two weeks and for children up to 11.
The promo is allowing kids to fly for free with each adult fare booked for a flight before January 28th. Each adult can bring two children aged under 11 free of charge, meaning two adults can bring up to four children.
With fares starting as low as £299 ($408) per adult from London Heathrow, a family of two adults and four children could make a considerable saving. Travel must take place before September 30th to be eligible for the promotion. Children traveling free are still liable for taxes and fees relevant to the booking.
According to the Etihad booking engine, for two adults and four children traveling London to Abu Dhabi between April 4-11th, the fare would be £1,426.04 in total. This equates to a fare of £730 for the adults and taxes and fees of £696.04 for the adults and children.
Meanwhile, for a booking for October 4th to 11th, the total comes to £2,176.44. This consists of a fare of £474 for the adults and £712 for the children. Taxes and fees for all travelers come to £990.44.