I fly to BKK
via the Gulf about four or five times a year - I'll try to share my insight with you if I can.
I presume you will be flying ex-LHR
in which case it is a mix of 773A and 77W, whereas the LGW
flights are always 77W apart from the early morning flight which is A332.
If in business class then their C Class product on their 77Ws is decent but not wonderful - Qatar and Etihad are ahead in that respect. Service, menu, IFE etc are as good as anybody, but the older Biz class seats are not fully lie-flat, whereas QR
are. They have a better ontime reliability than QR
in my experience and DXB
is a nicer airport to transit than AUH
or DOH. I travelled BR
business class when they were still using the 744 ex-LHR
and even EK
's older biz class is better, although they may have changed it with the introduction of the 77W.
Go Biz class with QR
on the evening flight ex-LHR
. Will be a A340-600 and they are so much quieter than the 777 up the front it is untrue. Seats much better than EK
C-Class in my opinion, and service really attentive and high class. Food top notch and a World class winelist - drank loads of a really lovely Laurent Perrier Premier Cru 1996 last month when I did this exact flight - beautiful, beautiful champagne. They fly the A332 to Osaka and they are nearly as good. Flights ex-BKK
are almost always A333 in my experience, although I've seen A332 scheduled. You get a nice sleeper suit, Aigner amenity kit and the seat is fully lie-flat, acres wide, and very comfortable. Everything is adjustable. They use a different IFE system to EK
which is much more reliable and easier to use, fully on demand, although there are not as many channels.
Thai sweet fishcakes with a pistacio and sweet chilli jus as an appetiser.
Fois Gras, dusted green salad with coriander houmous, mixed vegetables, warm breads and smoked salmon roundels as a starter.
Cajun chicken and pomodoro tomato grilled chicken skewers with sweet potato wedges, asparagus spears, and a spicy tomato sauce as a main course for main course.
Date and toffee warm cake with a walnut and cream emulsion for dessert.
Fantastic cheeseboard with a 20 year old Port if I remember rightly.
Washed down with three or four flutes of aforementioned bubbly!
are not much inferior, and if the connection times are better then you may prefer to go with them, but in my experience the new QR
biz class absolutely wipes the floor with VS
, and pretty much everyone else - the new BA
club world and SQ
new biz on their 77W are roughly on a par I would say judging by the pics and reviews I've seen.
Hope that hasnt confused your decision even more!
Have a great flight.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???