EI v ET

Old Jul 7, 17, 3:13 pm
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EI v ET

I am going to stick this in here. I don't know if this is the best place for it.

I am pricing some J flights for January '18 with ET coming in between €1300-1600 depending on days etc. DUB-LAX

Now looking at the EI site and the same-ish flights are never under €3000.

So what gives? I like the ET flight times, getting into LA at 0900 local and not departing till evening.

How is the EI service so much better than the ET service?
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Old Jul 7, 17, 3:39 pm
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Price is not necessarily related to quality.
In general 5th freedom route (like ET's DUB-LAX) will have lower fares than home carriers. EI has strong market recognition on both ends of the route, and there is a lot of O&D.
EI also has a very good product, in my opinion, one of the best Transatlantic Business Class products. I think their Food and Beverage options are excellent and the Vantage seat is also well up there.

All of that said, at this price differential I would give ET a go.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by energydj View Post
I am going to stick this in here. I don't know if this is the best place for it.

I am pricing some J flights for January '18 with ET coming in between 1300-1600 depending on days etc. DUB-LAX

Now looking at the EI site and the same-ish flights are never under 3000.

So what gives? I like the ET flight times, getting into LA at 0900 local and not departing till evening.

How is the EI service so much better than the ET service?
ET offer a pretty decent product and you cant go wrong with those prices. Already they pick up quite a bit of Premium traffic DUB-LAX-DUB. I know quite a few who now use this service and have nothing but praise for it.

Once people get past the name and what they associate Ethiopia with then they usually are quite surprised after their first experience. Coupled with the new aircraft and Star Alliance membership they really have a lot to offer.
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Old Jul 8, 17, 2:35 am
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Coupled with the new aircraft and Star Alliance membership they really have a lot to offer.
One downside is that the cheap J fares (P class) earn nothing in most Star Alliance programmes.
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Old Jul 8, 17, 3:20 am
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One downside is that the cheap J fares (P class) earn nothing in most Star Alliance programmes.
If people are that interested in the miles they can upgrade for a small fee to D which is around EUR90-100 return.
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