Etihad Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) EY182 777L (incl. Etihad Wi-Fly Review), Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO and Etihad Arrivals Lounge
I had been on the westbound flight (my Etihad Business Class Review) just 5 weeks earlier - this time I took the day time flight from the US to the UAE. Etihad uses Empire CLS in San Francisco for their complimentary chauffeur service (also on award tickets such as mine). The driver picked me up perfectly on time and the Sunday morning drive was quick (not something you can say about Bay Area traffic ever). The check-in person was very doubtful that there is a visa waiver for Kazakhstan at first and I need to 'convince' her with me onward ticket that I'd be ready to take advantage of it. She also never heard of TSA Precheck and how a known Traveler ID to my profile for check-in. Oh well - after some back and forth (Sir, we don't have it - please go' the supervisor fixed it and I was on my way to security.