I don't know how they make it work. I've flown EK
a fair amount but only in J class. I nearly collapsed in shock when I peered through the curtain and realised that there were ten faces per row staring back at me! They routinely win awards for the best service / comfort (yes, comfort) / food etc in the sky! Yet these must be seriously narrow seats! Far from complaints, they have a massive following amoung travellers between Europe and Asia. Look how fast they're growing. I guess people just don't notice, somehow.
And yep, I bet it adds significantly to the bottom line. I know some on here are resentful of EK
's success but they are not stupid people. EK
, that is; the EK
-bashers are stupid however, as though it's just oil wealth that keeps the airline in the sky. No way, they really know what they're doing. I think a lot of the top brass are ex-BA.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz