Aug 2, 12, 1:02 pm
Had an interesting mail in my inbox at shift start that EK is going to fly directly to HKT! I find this amazing news as 95% of german pax into BKK will want to go HKT in the end. I think this may be a tourist only route not doing well in J/F. What do you guys reckon???
Aug 2, 12, 3:26 pm
I agree, it is definitely a tourist route, but so are MLE, SEZ and MRU, all performing very well. Trying to get an upgrade to J or F for miles during peak periods... harder than you might guess.
And don't forget: there are more people travelling to 5 or 6 star resorts in Phuket for vacation willing and able to pay for the extra seat comfort on a long haul flight than you might think. Personally I hope it will switch to a 777 with proper Lie flat seats in J rather sooner than later.
The timing of the flight for connecting from the western european flights though doesn't seem to be too appealing yet.
Moving conversation to http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emirates-skywards/1139764-emirates-new-routes-changes.html