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Review: Ethiopian B787 Business Class, Addis Ababa to Stockholm
Video Review from my YouTube Channel 📺📺
Date of flight: September 28, 2017
Departure time in Addis Ababa (ADD): 23:55
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 6:18 (+1) early 22mins
Aircraft: Boeing 787
Duration: 7h 23min
*Revenue Ticket, Business Class flight #135
Ethiopian Cloud Nine Lounge before 11pm and headed to the Gold Track but unfortunately, there was a long queue and it seemed the normal security check went faster than ours 👎
We totally forgot to go direct to gate 10A (the lounge agent wrote it on our boarding passes upon arriving in the lounge) where business class passengers where supposed to wait for their boarding so upon reaching Gate 6, we were accommodated with the regular bus together with the economy class passengers.
On the other hand, we arrived early as the business class passengers came about 10 minutes after we arrived 😉
Aircraft, Boeing 787
The captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to give us some flight infos including our flight time of 6 hours and 50 minutes.
Take off was around 12:15am.
A few minutes after the seatbelt sign was turned off, the crew started with the meal service. They took the main course order as well as the drinks order. They also asked if we wanted them to wake us up for breakfast.
Around 4:15am, the cabin attendant came to offer hot towels which was the start of breakfast service. She took the main course and drinks order a little later and I chose the Egg Muffin with Chicken Sausage as well a cup of green tea. The other choice for main course was Cinnamon Pancake with Mix Berry Compote.
The flight attendants were attentive and offered refill of coffee and offered more bread. The service actually went quickly and by 4:45am, we were done with breakfast. By this time, I thought I could still take a nap since we still had more than an hour before landing although the announcements of Ethiopian Sheba Miles program information as well as the Duty Free service just made it impossible.
We made a smooth landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport around 6:07am and reached our gate (Gate F29) 15 minutes later. Our baggage arrived at Belt 7 although it did not come first even with priority luggage tag 👎
Overall, the flight was okay because I was able to have a good sleep and that the seats were comfortable. On the other hand, the Gold Track in Addis Ababa Airport was slower than the normal security check and the chicken I had was very salty. Of course, it was interesting to be able to fly Ethiopian in business class and to be able to see their service and product. For the price we paid, I thought it was a good deal but considering that Turkish Airlines also had the same price (we found out about it after booking this flight) I definitely would have flown with Turkish Airlines had I known it before since their overall product and service is much better than Ethiopian's. Still, I think that Ethiopian is on the right track since they really have modern aircraft (we saw lots of Dreamliners in Addis Ababa) and that the service is also good and would just need to be improved 😉