We were on our way to our next stop, Bangkok ! I picked the cheapest ticket which was on ET and decided to upgrade at the airport and paid the 100USD in cash to upgrade to Business Class.
Check-in was separated with Bangkok bound pax on one side, short queue and Addis Ababa bound passengers on the other side and HUGE queue and TONS of bags.
Passengers were trying to get away from paying the fees due to overweight bags to no avail, the CX ground staff was very strict.
After checking in we went through immigration and did some shopping.
Shanghai Tang with loads of really nice stuff
We went to the lounge which was packed with ET and LY pax and suprinsigly enough LY pilots eating in the lounge and the ET cabin crew too...
We left the lounge early as there was too many people and the internet connexion was really bad !
At the gate, CX staff toured the area to hold check the cabin bags that were too big or heavy and there was plenty !
Our gate, ready for boarding
Cabin and seats
As you can see the legroom is amazing but the seats are from another century, maybe another millenium actually...
Loads were really light in Business Class with only 5 of us.
Welcome drink before departure
Dinner started soon enough. Starter was good but the main course wasn't nice at all, very basic, bland.
Cheese and dessert followed by a cup of tea.
Landed on time and we were both pleased to be back in Thailand !
Here are a few pictures of Bangkok.
Can't do any of those in the taxi... no fun...
Our Executive floor room at the Pullman King Power Bangkok
Uluru From Argentina, joined Sep 2008, 60 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 19322 times:
The series of reports has been fantastic thus far. Hopefully there are some more to come. I was surprised to see the excellent quality which was onboard ET's business class for a short hop from HKG to BKK. Looked well worth the upgrade, except for that seat (yikes!).
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 18662 times:
Ia Orana Uluru !
Quoting Uluru (Reply 1): The series of reports has been fantastic thus far. Hopefully there are some more to come. I was surprised to see the excellent quality which was onboard ET's business class for a short hop from HKG to BKK. Looked well worth the upgrade, except for that seat (yikes!).
Thanks for your comments ! There are more reports to come. Our routing went as such : PPT-AKL-SYD-HKG-BKK-HKT-SIN-SYD-AKL-PPT. Right now I did the reports for PPT-AKL-SYD-HKG-BKK-HKT.
Ethiopian was OK, the seats were from another generation all together, it was good that the legroom was huge tho.
ODAFZ From Afghanistan, joined Jul 2004, 355 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16300 times:
Tres interessant comme rapport.
La qualite des photos est fantastique. Felicitaions
J'ai aussi lu votre rapport sur BKK-HKT ou j'ai doublelemnt apprecie the lounge for economy class, we could see a very light version at LH departure gates in FRA (hot beverages free) et the light snack on the flight
Mais alors les sieges "Business class"sur ET me rappelle les sieges des Boeing 720 de La Middle East Airlines dans les annees 70 , les first etaitent bien plus larges et bien plus confortables