Emirates cuts Sydney to Bangkok and other flights
Oh well, there goes my chance of travelling in First Class on Emirates between Sydney and Bangkok, and having a shower! I should have taken my chances last year on my way to Yangon. Instead, I only cashed in enough points to travel in Business, so no shower for me.
This is a ‘fifth freedom’ flight – one where an airline from one country has the right to fly between two other countries – Australia and Thailand in this case.
With a view to providing more efficient and direct connection options for customers travelling to and from Australia, Emirates will suspend flights EK 418/419 between Bangkok and Sydney from 01 June 2019. Emirates will continue to serve Sydney with three flights a day non-stop to Dubai, and Emirates’ customers wishing to travel between Bangkok and Sydney will have flight choices provided by Emirates’ partner Qantas.Emirates Media announcement – Network Updates 2019
I love how they try to give it a positive spin. It might be more direct if you want to go to Dubai – but what about if you want to go to Bangkok!
Effective 31 March 2019, Emirates will suspend EK 424/425 and serve Perth with a once daily Airbus A380 service non-stop from Dubai. Emirates customers travelling from Perth will continue to enjoy rapid two-way connections through Dubai to over 38 destinations in Europe, and a further 16 cities in Europe via Emirates’ codeshare partner flydubai. Customers will also be able to enjoy a seamless Emirates A380 experience between Perth and close to 20 destinations in Europe.Emirates Media announcement – Network Updates 2019
Oh, damn it – that means the only first class service left between Sydney and Bangkok is on Thai. How will I survive?