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Flight: ET 815
Date of flight: September 21, 2017
Departure time in Addis Ababa (ADD): 10:20
Arrival time in Zanzibar (ZNZ): 14:45
Aircraft: Airbus A350
Duration: 4h 25min
*Revenue Ticket, Business Class flight #133
Ethiopian Cloud Nine Lounge 2
Ethiopian Cloud Nine Lounge 2 for the first time while waiting for our connecting flight to Zanzibar and we were actually impressed. About an hour before departure time, we slowly made our way to the boarding gate.
A special bus is available to take you directly to the aircraft which is cool. The agent forgot to tell us though that we needed to go straight to the gate which was gate 11 since it is just beside the waiting area and there was no need for a special bus. Fortunately, Mike noticed that it was already time for boarding and the agent still hasn't called our flight number.
Aircraft, Airbus A350
Boarding, Gate 11
Boarding had already started when we came to the gate but since we had priority, it went very quickly 😉
The cabin has a total of 30 seats in a 2-2-2 configuration with about half of the cabin occupied on this flight.
Hot towels were offered and menu cards were distributed. Refill of drinks were also offered a little later.
Strangely though, the inflight safety video was not shown on the screen but instead was demonstrated by the flight attendants.
A few minutes after the seat belt sign was turned off, the flight attendants took our drinks and main course order. I chose a glass of passion fruit juice and the pasta for my main course.
I was able to taste the beef Mike had and unfortunately, it was hard.
Coffee and tea were also offered although Mike got some Lily O' Brien pralines while I wasn't offered any.
There are two lavatories located in front of the cabin which is a good thing, unlike their Dreamliner which only has one lavatory.
Landing in Kilimanjaro Airport
Unfortunately, it was a very cloudy day and we were not able to see Mount Kilimanjaro (although we had luck on the return flight and had nice views of it 😍 )
After checking on the internet, it looks like this is the only aircraft Fastjet has at the moment although they have some more planes on order 😉
The flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar is only about an hour so it was a quick flight. It did not pick up any new passengers in Kilimanjaro that's probably why they think there's no need for even a drink service 😉 The inflight entertainment system was also turned off.
Landing in Zanzibar
First, it was a very nice experience being able to fly on Ethiopian's very new A350 which I believe is only 8-9 months old. The seats were comfortable and the screen resolution/IFE controls were much better than the ones on their Dremliner. Most importantly, the seat turns into a fully flat bed so you won't slide down and there are two lavatories 👍 The food was okay although I still don't get the orecchiette thing and Mike's Mongolian beef was hard. The lack of drinks service and IFE turned off between Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar was not a big deal but maybe could be improved in the future. Overall, it was a very nice flight with some little things to be improved 😉