It was a 09.45 departure and we were served chicken curry or vegetable curry at that time in the morning. Etihad Airways definitely needs to revise their meal option for this leg. Moreover, the food is brought across from Abu Dhabi so it is not going to be fresh at all...so better to skip the aircraft meal or request for a light snack during booking. Toilets were not clean and overall service was very average.
At check in the staff need to be better trained as he never asked us if we had checked in online and just directed us to the general queue when there was a dedicated counter and queue for online check-in passengers.