But at what cost?
This cost cutting actually puts GA on the right track and made some profit. I'm really annoyed with some of Indonesian who complains about this cost cutting measure, yet don't want to pay for the premium. They basically demanded GA to have SQ level of service with FR price AND profitable at the same time. I don't want my tax money to be use to cover their loss, just so you can have some rice and several piece of chicken on your 1,5 hr flight!!
You all are missing my points, their level of service was 5 stars before price went up. Now all tickets sold as Y class regardless where u go in domestic which is retarded. With all Y class fare I expect nothing to be downgraded.
I know. Price went up makes non-sense at all and I'm unhappy with the business from Garuda. But I am going to be so proud if Garuda lost 5 star today and better go 2 star with many ULCC along with Lion Air. I don't take Garuda so far and that is the only remaining option. Order planes that are non-sense such as CRJ-1000 and 777-300ER is another bad reasons for Emirsyah and it's management. Good luck to Garuda for being a so 2 star in the future.
4 Stars would be the correct one, but certainly not 5. Garuda has a very excellent cabin service
but the rest sucks. You should check out the new business class of Garuda A330-900NEO....disappointing product. But I believe these below would be the ideal aircraft for garuda:
1. (5) B777-300ER / B777-9x later For Hajj
2. (10) B787-900 For Europe Routes and Middle East / Future USA Routes
3. (20) A330-900 NEO For North Asia and Australia Routes and some local heavy domestic routes
4. (50) A320NEO For South East Asia and Domestic Routes and they can swap pilots/plane each other with Citilink since all Citilink under A320. (no more 737)
5. (15) ATR72-600 For All short domestic routes
For the love of god, please get rid of First Class, their First Class product is not even close to SQ long haul business class quality. And they need to update their IFE and Economy Class products soon.
They should stick with Business Class and add Premium Economy.
Garuda will soon have a new CEO again, the current CEO is under investigation for Harley Motorbikes illegal purchase.... They were transported during A330-900NEO first flight ceremony without proper documents (suspect of corruption)