Not my first flight with Etihad, but the best flight yet.
Very smooth, hassle free transfer at Abu Dhabi (just enough time to stretch my legs and use the rest-room).
Food was very good, and the stainless cutlery was a nice touch.
Cabin staff were polite and worked hard to keep the passengers happy.
Comfortable seating.. I slept well! :)
I prefer to fly direct, but the transfer was so quick and the service so good that it was no less convenient than a direct flight.