Review of Emirates flight Dubai Bangkok in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK384
Class Economy
Seat 48F
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 06:00
Take-off 16 Feb 14, 03:05
Arrival at 16 Feb 14, 12:05
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Martin@MAD
By 9413
Published on 11th May 2014
Welcome! This is the continuation of my previous report on EK142 from MAD to DXB, you can see it here (http://flight-report.com/en/report-6960.html). I'm sorry but I don't have many pictures from this trip as I was really tired (I even fall sleep while I was eating breakfast), but I'm making it up with some photos of my the trip and the TG's domestic flights (I don't make a report on that flights as they were uneventful, but if you are interested in them I will make a report anyway, ask for it and I will be more than happy to post them ;) )

The plane from Madrid parked at the new Concourse A and our next flight also was departing from there, so it was very convenient for us. We had some hours to spend in the Airport so we decided to have some dinner in order to sleep on the plane. We chose an Italian restaurant and it was good. Soon it was time to head to the gate and we got our BPs checked before entering the waiting area.

The shopping mall
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Very interesting FIDS
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Our gate
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The crowd
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On our way
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Here are some details of the flight
- Reg: A6-EDT
- ETD/ATD: 3:05/3:06
- ETA/ATA: 12:05/11:43
- Load factor: I don't know, lots of pax, my cabin was full :)photo DSC04544

We were seated in the front cabin, it was the first time I was seated in that part of the A380, my other experience was on the Upper Deck of one from Air France, and the front of the main deck was even more quiet and felt more spacious. The A380 is a wonderful aircraft, I love it. ICE was of an older generation but nice anyway. Call me crazy but I found the seats less comfortable than those on the 777, maybe I got that impression because I was tired. Crew on this flight was better than on the previous flight, despite of the fact that it was a red-eye, they were more friendly and engaging with the passengers. I managed to get some sleep and the flight went by quickly again.

Legroom
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ICE
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The service on this flight consisted on a drink with salty biscuits after take off and breakfast two hours before arrival.

For breakfast there was a choice of noodles or omelet, since I don't really fancy airline omelets I went for the noodles. They were a little greasy and spicy, but I have eaten worse things on planes. The crew also handed out croissants that were very good (OK, they were good if you consider you're flying in Economy) and you could ask for more if you liked.

Breakfast
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Almost there
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We landed softly on BKK and after waiting for one hour in the immigration line (many heavies arrived at the same time) we collected our bags and got a taxi to go to our hotel.

Here is the bonus:

- Bangkok: we spend 3 days there. We visited the Royal Palace, The Temple of the leaning Buddha, Wat Arun, the Floating Market, Ayutthaya… Our guide was a charming local old lady, she treated us like her grandsons and she made the visits really interesting and memorable. We only went out one night, we went to Sirocco, I highly recommend it. It's a posh rooftop at Lebua Hotel, drinks are a little expensive but it's really worth it, views are stunning!

View from the room
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Chao Praya
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Rush hour on the boat
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Thai Paris Hilton…
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Rail Market
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The Floating Market
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Ayutthaya


Singapore Sling
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The Sirocco rooftop is just under the dome of the tallest building
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BKK-HKT on A330-300 HS-TEL


- Phuket: we stayed for 5 nights, we did the usual excursions: Phi-Phi Islands, Phang Nga Bay, Elephant Riding…



Layan Beach (the Northern Part of Bang Tao). It was perfect: no buildings, few people, perfect sand…
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HKT-BKK on B777-300ER HS-TKM

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Verdict

Emirates

8.4/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi9.5
Meal/catering6.5

Dubai - DXB

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Bangkok - BKK

6.5/10
Efficiency2.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

The second leg of the journey to Bangkok went smooth, flying in the front of the main deck of the A380 was very comfortable. I managed to sleep a little which was good. I found the crew more enthusiastic on that flight and the food was average, but the quantity was good. The worst part of the trip was the huge lines at immigration, 12PM is certainly an hour of arrival to avoid at BKK.

Thai domestic flights were fine, I paid 140€ for a roundtrip flexible ticket which was very good value for money. Flights were punctual, service was very good as usual and airplanes in good condition.

The trip around Thailand was awesome, we had a really good time there. I got the impression that the country was more developed than 7 years ago when I went with my family, it's nice to see that the country is going forward and I hope they will overcome their political difficulties soon.

This is the end of the Part Two of this report, parts 3 and 4 will follow soon. I took more pictures of the inbound flights so they will be more detailed.

Comments and questions are more than welcome.

Best regards,

Martin

Information on the route Dubai (DXB) Bangkok (BKK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 21 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Dubai (DXB) → Bangkok (BKK).


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The average flight time is 5 hours and 57 minutes.

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9 Comments

  • Comment 108278 by
    Chibcha 425 Comments

    Hello,

    I wonder if you requested the seat you got on purpose or you got it out of (I'd assume) bad luck?

    Thailand looks awesome, a well deserved gift, congrats!

  • Comment 108292 by
    KL651 TEAM 4433 Comments

    Thanks for this FR, the service on this 6hour flight is good taking into account the weird time it departs at.

    Nice bonus pictures!

  • Comment 108336 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4857 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this next leg in your trip. I go to Phuket every year and love going to Phang Nga bay; it's so beautiful there! Awesome tourist pics.

  • Comment 108341 by
    Caribel 114 Comments

    Your pictures brought all the warm memories of such a diverse destination.

    The picture showing the seat pitch seems reasonable space for long-haul flying.

    Hope you had time for a reflexology treatment or full body massage for 20 euros an hour. My favorite in BKK is the traditional Japanese thermal waters spa with aromatherapy. Helps one recharge during the oppressive humidity and heat of the afternoon period.

    En la oficina comentaron que la foto ensenando vuestras piernas luce mas apetitoza que una pata de jamon serrano! ;)

    Gracias por compartir esta experiencia alegre!

  • Comment 108436 by
    jetsetpanda 2296 Comments

    Very nice short report with very engaging pictures.

    Service on EK did not disappoint and the croissant looked much better than the ones served in other airlines, even in premium cabins.

    Lovely bonus and it seems that you had so much fun. The natural setting is just breathtaking.

    Gracias por compartir este reporte y saludos.

  • Comment 156838 by
    MrMax 144 Comments

    I dissagree with you about Terminal A @ DXB. I also like to look at the FIDS @ DXB, but it's almost never in english ): . They must have changed the croissants they serve recently. As the croissants that I just had on EK looked different, and tasted terrible. Thing change.

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