Monday, June 22, 2015

Etihad Airbus A320 Business Class : Colombo to Abu Dhabi EY265

I've only ever flown Etihad the one time before this trip, and that was in first class from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne last year. On my recent trip to the USA I decided to take advantage of a triple miles offer and fly Etihad business class. The first leg of the Etihad ticket started in Colombo. Flight EY265 is one of two daily A320 flights to Abu Dhabi. Competitor Emirates run a B777-300ER on their flight to Dubai, a significantly larger aircraft with a much bigger seat. However, since the flight is only around 4 hours I was fine to be on one of Etihad's 'regional' birds.

Despite hearing rumours that Colombo airport wasn't too great I found it quite hassle free, Etihad has a dedicated counter for those travelling in business:


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Thai Airways Business Class : Bangkok to Colombo A330-300 TG307


My recent trip saw me taking advantage of some good business class airfares out of Colombo, Sri Lanka. To get there I flew Melbourne to Bangkok then on to Colombo with Thai Airways. The Bangkok to Colombo sector operates daily as flight TG307, with the Airbus A330-300. Unless there is a last minute equipment swap this 3 hour sector operates with the angled lie flat business class seat, as shown below (from a previous report):


Friday, June 5, 2015

Thai Airways Business Class : TG466 B777-200ER Melbourne to Bangkok

Yes, I have yet another review of Thai Business Class. I'm not sure why I keep bothering really, as nothing has changed much in the past 7 years with Thai and it's business class operations to Melbourne. We did see the B777-300ER for a while, but for now we are back on the -200 and -200ER, with the very occasional substitute. So here is another quick look at TG466, the 2.15pm service from Melbourne to Bangkok.

First, the very tired and aging Air New Zealand lounge in the dungeons of the terminal (basement). This lounge is still ok but it really needs a refurb like it's Sydney counterpart is currently undergoing.

Air NZ Lounge

Monday, June 1, 2015

Just home from New York City

I just got back a few days ago from New York, had a great trip and lots more content to add to the blog soon. So, coming up I have more reports on Thai Business, plus my first ever content on Etihad business class including the fabulous new B787 business studio seat. Also, the American A321 transcontinental business class, Sri Lankan A321 business and a look at the new Qantas A330 business suites. I have so much to do but so little time. Bear with me as I get it uploaded and write it up.