The idea of this promotion is to get people to arrive up to a day early at the airport, to check in their bags and get the boarding passes, before you can go home again and relax, and then come back to the airport for the normal time for departure, but skipping the queues at check-in.
In order to participate, you need to be on an Etihad airways flight, and you have to check-in between 1 to 6 am, or 1 to 6 pm (0100-0600 and 1300-1800) which are generally the airports off-peak period, so there are next to no lines at this time.
If you do want to participate, you will be entitled to 1 hour free parking at the Skypark garage, 2500 Etihad guest miles pr person you are checking in (if you are a family of 4 travelling you will each get 2.500 Guest miles), and 5 kg extra baggage allowance.
Remember to bring your own and any other person you are checking in for Etihad Guest number.
The following terms and conditions applies:
Mooonlight check-in commences on 20 June 2016 at 1:00pm and finishes at 22 July 2016 at 6:00pm. It is available on Etihad operated services only. Flights to the U.S. must go through the dedicated preclearance check-in counters in Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport and are therefore not eligible for Moonlight incentives. Guest travelling on services to Sao Paulo are not eligible for the additional 5kg baggage but will receive the Etihad Guest miles and parking voucher.
Etihad Guest members travelling as a family should bring individual membership cards in order to receive the 2,500 per person bonus. Etihad partner airline guests are not eligible for the Moonlight check-in incentives. Passengers of other airlines who are not an Etihad Airways Partner or code-share partner using City Terminal are not permitted to use the Etihad shuttle service. Etihad Travel Mall is not available for US bound guests, guests with reduced mobility or unaccompanied minors. Other conditions apply.