We may receive a commission when you use our links. Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. We appreciate you using our links!!!
POP: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class LAX-DUB “Cloud Nine”
Let’s be honest. Sometimes you don’t want to read a whole review. So we’ve created a new series called POP: Pictures Only Post. Posts in this series will feature the product, minimal description, and focus on 5-10 Pics. A more detailed review will come in the following week or two, but here’s a quick look at the Ethiopian Airlines Business Class LAX-DUB ” Cloud Nine.”
If you missed it…I mentioned using the Bid to Upgrade feature that Ethiopian Airlines employs to secure an upgrade to Cloud Nine ( BOY THAT SOUNDS SNAZZY!) which is their business class product. Here’s a first look
HELLOOOOOO. This cabin is not an introvert. It’s making eye contact and shaking hands.
BTW…for those wondering about the upgrade. Not really any issues at all. A rep called an associate to look it over and within a minute the boarding pass was issued. BYAH
Luckily no one sat in the other seat. The cabin was OPEN for…yes, business. I had to.
A cabin for couples. If you’re alone…maybe choose the center section where all seats have aisle access.
B/E Diamond flexing some muscle
This is the same seat AA uses on it’s A321T which flies on the transcon, 3 cabin routes from JFK to the West Coast. You can read Miles’ thoughts on it here
Dressed and Undressed…the bed is putting in some reps.
This is a setup for couples…the seats are right next to each other and the window seats don’t have aisle access.
The quick answer…upgrade worth it?
As I mentioned in my first post…I wasn’t flying this product, but did all the mechanics of it for a VERY frequent premium cabin traveler. Her response…worth every penny for the upgrade. This flight was booked 3 days prior to departure and all-in was less than $1400 in biz. A full review will be avail in the next couple weeks.
The food…only hot appetizers and meaty ones. It is a redeye so food isn’t the priority, but worth mentioning.
Remember…No shades on the Dreamliner
How to book on Points…
- United: 70k
- Aero: 55k
- Singapore: 65k
Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers
A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 80k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months + $50 grocery credit
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥2x on travel
♥2x on dining
♥1x on all purchases