Good news for light travellers…

Love saving time and money by travelling with just a carry-on bag? Etihad has launched a fare which lets you do just that.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s new hand luggage-only “deal fare” is available on flights between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan.

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The fare includes a carry-on baggage allowance of seven kilograms. But if you do decide at the last minute you need to bring your suitcase, you can still buy extra allowance at check-in (or do it online and save 20 per cent). Etihad Guest members who purchase the deal fare will still get their free checked baggage allowance.

“After a successful trial of the “deal fare” late last year, purchasing behaviour demonstrated guests appreciate having more choice and like to be able to select the travel option that best meets their needs,” said Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer Robin Kamark.

“Guests travelling for business, weekend getaways or day trips who like to travel light can now avail cheaper fares.”

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