Sandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1109 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9456 times:
Having just flown MEL-DXB-GLA return trip in Economy, I wondered why Emirates didn't offer a premium economy product? On the MEL-DBX it's three class and on DXB-GLA it's two class. Would this be economical for them to provide given good load factors (on my flights at least).
More and more of the long haul airlines offer the product and I for one would look seriously at the upgrade as I can't afford business class but found economy too cramped for the long flight times involved.
Bochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9383 times:
I don't think that EK need to do this.
They do very well in their first/business classes and indeed in their economy class on most routes. The GLA-DXB route, I doubt would work, because they know the market and have it just right: business passengers travel in business class, and the route does very well for families who prefer Economy.
On longer routes, I just don't think that it is EK's style.
Koruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9184 times:
Quite simply, Emirates already offer a wide variety of quality with their Business Class seating, with lower-yielding routes having Business Class seats which are already inferior to Premium Economy on an airline like BMI.
If they started selling similar seats as "Premium Economy" on some routes they are afraid that customers would demand that pricing for the 332 and 343 seating be lowered from Business levels to Premium Economy prices.
In other words, they think it would cannibalise their premium product.