YVR, YYC, TLV, BER, MEX, BOG, HNL. Struggling to see many more places they don't already serve that they would want to.
I don´t think you´ll ever see HNL in EK network for pax operation, I think EK skycargo fly to HNL 1 or 2 times a week.. I think Montreal could get a daily EK flight also, China is also not allowing EK to add some of the major cities like Chengdu, Chongquin, Kunming, even more access to Beijing, maybe now EK could add Daxing to the network.
BOG could happen in the future via Europe or via some other destination like PTY. BOG elevation make it impossible to operates non stop to Dubai.
India right now could get few more flights or even open up the current restrictions impose in some cases, like COK, COK was an A330 destination, right now is a B777 however EK can´t sell all the seats in the plane, only the seat that match the A330 configuration because the India-UAE agreement does not allow any extra seat to be allocated in the quota. I think UAE and India are in talks to increase the seat allocation in the near future.
In the case of Canada it´s not fair for Westjet, EK has an agreement with Westjet, so blocking EK to have more slots to protect Air Canada is quite unfair competition for Westjet, they could be selling more seat with EK and getting more EK transit pax via Vancouver or Calgary. Flights, AC and EK, from YYZ to DXB are always full so business is quite good for both.
So Etihad and Air Arabia don’t count then?
Spicejet, an Indian Airline, is setting up a new carrier in the UAE, so add one more, Etihad and Air Arabia are also adding a new low cost airline in Abu Dhabi, FlyDubai also is there.
Ek should try to fly to Buffalo and bus up the passengers to Toronto. Its being done right now in Seattle to Vancouver. Which Seattle to Vancouver drive time is about double what it would take for a bus to from Buffalo to Toronto. So if Emirates was really that desperate to get more flights that are closer to Toronto. It is doable.
Don´t want to disrespect Buffalo, but Buffalo is not even close to Seattle in terms of pax and cargo.
I've flown EK in economy and was largely underwhelmed. I remember asking someone for some water, and they gave me the tiniest cup. Largely insufficient for flying the number of hours their itineraries require.
Water, Sodas, juices, coffee and tea with different snacks like chocolates, chips,pretzels, multigrain bars and fruits are available during the whole flight in any of the galleys, specially the one at the back, I have never had any problems in business or economy to find any drink or some snacks during any flight with EK.
the ME3 make it harder for other carriers to make a premium and pay their employees good wages
I have few friends flying for different regional airlines in the USA, and you should know how much do they make, specially FO and Cabin crew, it´s a joke of salary, and that´s not because of the ME3, but because of the US3, regional airlines work only for US3 and no competence from ME3 exist in that market, we should not blame always the ME3 for all the things not working well in the USA aviation industry.
Most of the state owned airlines get help from government, SA does all the time, SV, El Al, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeroflot, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnam Airlines, Philippine Airlines, all the Chinese Airlines... They all fly to USA, or they used to fly.