Shamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5774 times:
Etihad are a much smaller more controllable airline, where as Emirates ahve ow gotten so huge their product is beginning to become inconsiste in some places. But with EY growing all the time they will face similar problems.
Thats the opinion I form from working at the airport and from reading trip reports on here etc.
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5717 times:
Having been on both my vote is for Etihad. The seats are more comfortable and they still have time for you. The only downside is AUH but the journey will be better with them. The Inflight entertainment was very good and the food also so go EY not EK
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27312 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5717 times:
Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 2): so huge their product is beginning to become inconsiste in some places. But with EY growing all the time they will face similar problems.
Yep its already happening. At first I heard great feedback on the DUB-AUH and onwards , recently its a mixed bag as I have stated on the Irish threads. A colleague of mine is flying to Australia in J class next week so I will get another report back then.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5654 times:
EK's service inconsistency is entirely deliberate. They have premium routes (where they are good) and other routes (where they are average). Nonstops from the US and Australia to DXB are premium services, with premium onboard products. DXB-India and SE Asia are mostly non-premium, and are a lot less good.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5402 times:
If you're referring to service, EY has 9-abreast Y class seating on 777s, not 10-abreast like EK. That would be enough to make me prefer EY if they both had competitive schedules and flights were operated by 777s. As far as I know, business class products on many of EK's older aircraft also aren't up to EY's standards.