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POP: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class LAX-DUB “Cloud Nine”

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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