Etihad Airways put on an impressive dog-and-pony show today to show off its new Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 interiors, along with new uniforms for flight attendants.
Sadly, I was not in Abu Dhabi for the big day. But through the magic of media, we can all feel like we were there.
I suppose if you were rebranding a Middle East airline and had unlimited funds, this is exactly the type of even that you would organize. It makes competitor Emirates seem a bit pedestrian in comparison. The A380, you'll remember, if the airplane on which Etihad has installed a "residence" for ultra wealthy passengers.
For more context on the big event, be sure to read today's Associated Press story from Abu Dhabi. But for pictures and videos, see below.