first time flying with Etithad. Wanted to try the Dreamliner. Flight was okay and seat was comfortable too. Service was good but inflight entertainment very limited compared to Emirates. However food was very bad. In addition to minor portions, it looks awful. In summary meal provided was not edible. In fact this was the worst food I have been served on a plane and on both legs (Manchester - Abu Dhabi & Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur). Free flight seats selection only available 24 hours before departure and very few seats available for selection despite several seats available on the plane. The airline seems to encourage passengers to purchase seats 48 hours before departure. Wifi is expensive too.
Abudhabi Airport is very disappointing especially when compared to Dubai with fewer selections of shops & eateries and significantly higher prices.
During the return journey food was edible and service was good too.
Will only travel Etihad if fares are at least £100 cheaper than other airlines