EK is one of several carriers operating fifth freedom flights on this route - fares also seem to be cheaper than TG and CX. Having tried EK once before (in Y class) on another fifth freedom route (SYD-CHC) I thought I would go with them again. This would be my third flight on an A380 (after QF and LH). I chose seat 11K (window) for the out and inbound segments.
The lounge is ‘open air style’ but you couldn’t hear too much noise from the gate areas below. The food and service were very good and the lounge was a about ½ full. After a pre-departure meal, it was time to head to the gate.
Boarding was orderly and commenced on time. The J cabin was about a 1/3 full.
After the meal service, I made a trip to the bar area.
Summary and conclusion: Overall an uneventful flight with EK’s very good hard and soft product.
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1803 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5469 times:
Thanks for the report!
it is obvious that Emirates has downgraded the catering on this HKG to BKK flight. I guess it is permanent now.
EK actually used to serve a two-course meal on these HKG to BKK flights. There is a choice of appetizers, and then three choices of main courses. I guess it is just now an one tray meal.
But with the bar in the back, the shorter meal service will allow people to have more times to mingle in the back.
But I feel bad for the folks who travel all the way from Dubai to HKG because EK only serves a breakfast on the DXB to BKK flight (same BKK to DXB).