Etihad Sale from Nice: €379 to the Maldives, India, China and More in June & July (incl. 25 kg Hold Luggage)

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Gulf carrier Etihad Airways is currently selling a bunch of discounted tickets with departure from Nice in Southern France. Economy tickets go as low as €372 roundtrips to the Maldive Islands or €550 tickets to Bangkok. These fares include a checked bag up to 25kg and full food and beverage service on board. All itineraries require a change of planes in Abu Dhabi both ways. While the prices are great, they only show paper thin availabilities.

You can find the following fares in economy class for less than €550 to Asia and Africa:

You can also find slightly discounted business class fare like these €2,012 tickets to Johannesburg or €1,904 roundtrips to Bangkok.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Etihad Airways with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €30 cheaper.


Etihad operates Boeing 787 aircraft between Nice and Abu Dhabi. These feature a 3-3-3 seating pattern in economy class. You will encounter more Dreamliners on your connections flights, but also the occasional Boeing 777 with a 3-4-3 seating pattern in economy.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until July 15, 2024 for travel before July 30. To get the cheapest fare, you have to stay at least two days at your destination, but may not stay longer than four months.

Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates or destinations. You may encounter broader availabilities if you don’t mind longer layovers in Abu Dhabi. We recommend booking through Etihad’s website, even if Skyscanner’s OTAs offer cheaper tickets.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Miles & Points

Etihad issues tickets in booking class E, a discounted economy class fare. The cheapest ticket to Mumbai earns the following miles and points:

  • 4,198 Award Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Asiana Club
  • 4,198 Award Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 4,198 Award Miles + 8,394 Tier Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 4,198 Extra Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 4,198 Award Miles on Flying Blue
  • 4,198 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
  • 2,098 Award Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 2,098 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 2,098 Award Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
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