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Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:49 am

Date: january 28th, 2010
Airline: Ethiopian Airlines
Flight : ET 609
Registration: ET-AMQ
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300
Departure City: HKG Hong Kong
Departure Time: 21:50
Destination: BKK Bangkok
Arrival Time: 00:15
Scheduled Flight Time: 3 hrs 25 mins
Class: Business Class
Seat: 2C


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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
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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
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Cabin and seats
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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
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Menus
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Dinner started soon enough. Starter was good but the main course wasn't nice at all, very basic, bland.
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Cheese and dessert followed by a cup of tea.
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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...
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Our Executive floor room at the Pullman King Power Bangkok
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Breakfast at the Executive Lounge
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Street vendors
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Art in the streets
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All you can eat Shabu-Shabu
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Wat Po
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Next leg is Bangkok Airways BKK-HKT

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
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Uluru
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:15 am

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!).
 
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:33 am

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.
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
lychemsa
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:55 pm

Seats look a bit like F on the 707s. Nice report. Thanks.
 
akhmad
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:10 pm

Hi AF Cabin Crew,

Great insight review of ET's J offering from HKG to BKK. It seemed worth the upgrade. Which lounge deos ET use in HKG?

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
Passengers were trying to get away from paying the fees due to overweight bags to no avail, the CX ground staff was very strict.

Way to go, CX!

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
Our Executive floor room at the Pullman King Power Bangkok

It looks brilliant. Does the Executive breakfast offering include Thai option as well?

Good to see people getting back in business in BKK. Lovely city pictures! It brings back the memories of traveling through BKK.

Kòp-kuun khaap!

Cheers,
Suryo
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odafz
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:45 pm

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
Christian
 
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:57 pm

Nice report & pictures, thanks for sharing with us.

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
As you can see the legroom is amazing but the seats are from another century, maybe another millenium actually...

- Yikes, those seats look ancient but indeed and perhaps most important, legroom looks excellent!

Starter looks ok but indeed your main looked pretty poor, and what's with all the boiled potatoes? - no imagination went into this for sure.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi AF cabin crew,

the whole itinerary looks amazing as the great compilation of Airlines, after ATN, EK, here is ET which is your second 5th freedom isn't it?

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
As you can see the legroom is amazing but the seats are from another century, maybe another millenium actually...

Perfect description, though, for a domestic flight it would have been maybe ok, but imagine for the pax continueing onto ADD and on full price.

BTW the food makes up the hard product.

Merci beaucoup pour ce court mais complet compte rendu de voyage, et attends avec impatience celui de Bangkok Airways... (en business)?

regards

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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:36 pm

WoW, did not know that type of Business Cabin was still flying. Amazing.
Some one should really get this on cam corder HD for history, loved it.
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RE: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class HKG-BKK ET 609

Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:33 pm

Nice report on a more unsual carrier that's not usually featured here. Nice pictures. Seats seem very old but I guess ET will have much better seats on their new 77Ls and 787s.

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