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This is my first time flying with the Emirates A380 business class, although the time slot of my return flight tickets was not really nice for me, as a leisure traveller in my packed school lectures, but it has long been my dream to get a business flight with EK since it's launch, which being a game changer in the career, so I decided this flight for my holiday in Bangkok, Thailand.
Among all flights serving this route (HKG-BKK-HKG), there are 10 regular airlines available for sell, they are:
1. Air Asia
2. Cathay Pacific
4. Egypt Air
5. Ethiopian Airlines
6. Hong Kong Airlines
7. Hong Kong Express
8. Royal Jordanian
9. Thai Airways
10. Thai Smile Airways
With this severe competition, the price tags for this route are often staying in a low price, with frequent discounts and promotions, so I could enjoy my business class service in an affordable price, if not the cheapest price.
I arrived the airport 3 hours prior to the departure, I was the first to check-in for my flight that day and the queue was empty. The check-in process was smooth and speedy, few minutes afterwards I could grab my ticket and enter the restricted area through the airport fast-pass.
The Emirates Lounge in BKK airport
The lounge there is clean and tidy, modernly decorated. I was the first one there in the lounge that day and the staffs were friendly and helpful.
The wine selections and food. It was served as a buffet restaurant, there were sufficient food selections, with Thai, middle-East and western style of cuisine, they were hot enough and refilled timely.
Some other facilities in the lounge. I got some time for a shower, nothing special here like a normal hotel room, but it was great to get a refreshing mood to get onboard.
The aircraft serving the route EK384 that day
It is a 2-class configured A380 with 2.7 years old
After taking my seat during boarding, flight attendants were serving around with a tray of 3 welcoming drinks: orange juice, apple juice and champagne. I picked the champagne which I think is good looking for a nice pic :) Soon there was a menu with a wine list given to us.
The meal order was taken before departure, I picked the Bzar chicken, which is a traditional Arabic spice marinade, served on aromatic rice with fried onions and roasted pistachios. Along with my lunch were the chocolate brownie and a piece of baguette.
For wine, I picked the Dow's Colheita Port 1992.
The crew members are equipped with professional bartending skills, they were friendly and even suggested me to take a picture inside the bar.
After my lunch, I got to the in-flight lounge for some cocktails and social with other passengers. I picked the Cosmopolitan and Espresso Martini, it was great to experience a bar-like environment in the sky, yet much easier to get drunk with the low air pressure, and I really get extremely drunk after my flight, so as some other passengers I met on my flight…..
The bar environment was marvellous, the time went too fast that passengers had to return their seats for descending. I met few passengers and the atmosphere there was great for mingle, we shared our trip in Bangkok and some daily experiences, most likely related to wine and clubbing, it was really interesting to gain this opportunity for a chat.
The inflight lounge and common areas for gatherings.
The business class cabin
The outer camera showing the final approach of my flight to HKG, my home town.
The wings shown in the upper-deck
Arrived HKG, and that was the end of my 4 days trip in Bangkok and my luxurious flight.
This will be a memorable flight, I suppose, and Emirates never disappoint me. Although it was a short flight, but the overall service was perfect, although the in-flight entertainment system was not responsive at all, but I suppose it is a common problem among Emirates (?) as I got the same experience on my another EK A380 flight. Yet I spent most of my time in the inflight lounge, so the IFE was not a big deal for me. The food and beverages were great, especially the cocktails served in the lounge, which gave me a special experience to drink in the sky, and the taste was even better than most of the bars I have visited in cities. The only sufferance to me was that I got extremely drunk after I arrived Hong Kong, I bet no one could stop himself to drink onboard as the wine selections are too attractive and various, but it worth! for my experience onboard deserves everything. Once again, Emirates deserves the glory, I will continue to choose Emirates as one of my priority choices to fly with, and hopefully I can soon have chance for a longer flight to enjoy the great experience once again onboard!