Etihad offers pioneering live online advice for travel requirements

Posted: 26 June 2024 | | No comments yet

Etihad Airways have launched a pioneering live online advice system for customers, providing up-to-date guidance on travel documents.

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Etihad Airways have launched an innovative chat feature. This ‘chatbot’ feature ensures that guests have the latest accurate information on the documents they need before travelling.

Accessible through the ‘Get In Touch’ section of their website, the system can be launched through the airline’s online chat feature. Customers can simply choose the Travel Guidelines and Transit Information in the menu option. This guides the customer through a set of questions and then lists the required visa, ticket and travel documents. 

John Wright, Etihad’s Chief Operations and Guest Officer, said: “We know how important it is for our guests to feel assured that they have the right documents for their journey ahead of travel.

“This online feature is fed automatically by the very latest information supplied by IATA’s Timatic solution, which is the world-leader in providing real-time information on travel document requirements for international air travel, relied on by the travel industry and government authorities worldwide.”

Frederic Leger, IATA’s Senior Vice President Products and Services, said: “Helping guests prepare for their journey is a key element for a smooth travel experience and regulatory compliance.

“Etihad’s initiative to provide visa information via chatbot opens a further channel for passengers to check their travel requirements and supports the automation of the travel experience. IATA is proud to enable and assist this great initiative through its new Timatic AutoCheck.”

The introduction of the automated feature relieves the need for guests to invest valuable time scouring the internet or contacting customer service centres to confirm their travel documentation requirements.

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