Here is my latest report – it will be a very abbreviated report and I have basically just taken a vacation with my family to Bangkok, Thailand. We bought a HKD$4200 air + hotel package, in which we flew Emirates’ Business Class to and from Hong Kong, and staying at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. The trip was great and I will include pictures from the hotel and the flight. I am too lazy to write out a report and we have heard much about Bangkok and Emirates here.
August 31, 2006
EK 385 HKG-BKK 2225 0005+1 Boeing 777-300 A6-EMN
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
September 3, 2006
EK 386 BKK-HKG 1915 2300 Airbus A330-200 A6-EAL
The inflight service continues to suffer a bit of inconsistency, in terms of flight attendants and enthusiasm. Everything is carried out according to the manual, but the F/As did not seem to be too happy at most times. I guess the BKK-HKG-BKK turnaround is not the crew’s favorite, and some of the F/As are understandably tired on the HKG-BKK segment, which is understandable after a four hours layover in HK and working earlier on the flight over to Hong Kong.
The lounge in Hong Kong is surprisingly fine. The CNAC VIP lounge is very quiet in the evening hours and the seating is very comfortable with lots of room to stretch out. The food buffet is quite extensive with pasta, cream of mushroom soup, snacks, sandwiches, hot dogs, fruits, ice cream, and a good range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. However, I look forward to a better equipped Emirates Hong Kong Lounge, which is supposed to open soon according to its timetable.
Because my aunt requires a wheelchair, we were sent to the much nicer Royal Orchid Lounge between the forties and fifties pier, which feature a much nicer décor, lots of message chairs, and okay selection of snacks. I will give a more extensive report on my TG trip soon.
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is a very nice hotel, and the location is very central, and there are nothing to complaint about.
I hope you enjoy this short report!