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My Opinions About Garuda Indonesia ESCort & Premium

My Opinions About Garuda Indonesia ESCort & Premium

It’s common information that Garuda Indonesia is certainly struggling on flight routes to / from London. For these of you who miss the Garuda Indonesia London route saga:

I wrote this text to offer my opinion on the newest merchandise launched by Garuda Indonesia particularly on the Jakarta – London and London – Denpasar routes.

For these of you who may miss the information, Garuda Indonesia particularly launched 2 new cabin courses (ESCort & Premium), unique for Jakarta – London and London – Denpasar routes.

To make your entire flying expertise occasion extra handy, we introduce you to our Financial system Sleeping Consolation seats, appropriate for many who need to relaxation extra comfortably throughout an extended haul flight. For more information, verify

– Garuda Indonesia (@IndonesiaGaruda) February 5, 2019

ESCort (Financial system Sleeping Consolation)

To begin with , I really feel that “ESCort” is a relatively unusual identify choice.

The phrase escort itself actually means “guardian”, “escort” or “escort”. Will Garuda Indonesia supply escort / escort amenities to the airport and even to the aircraft? It appears not.

Financial system Sleeping Consolation or ESCort. Credit score: Garuda Indonesia.

The next is an outline of the “ESCort” product quoted instantly from the Garuda Indonesia web site:

ESCort chairs are appropriate for these of you who need to lie down throughout your long-haul flight. We organized a row of seats within the Financial system Class cabin with mattresses, pillows, duvets and particular blankets in your sleeping consolation. As well as, we additionally present numerous further amenities, reminiscent of:

  • Free baggage as much as 40 kg
  • Dish and amenity enterprise class package
  • Precedence baggage dealing with
  • Free USD5 wifi vouchers beginning January 26, 2019
  • Particular mileage 200%
  • Matrass, Pillow, Cover, Blanket

Truly, one of these chair has been round for a very long time. Air New Zealand (Skycouch) and China Airways (Household Sofa) first launched comparable merchandise.

Air New Zealand was the primary airline on the planet to introduce the Skycouch idea. Credit score: Air New Zealand.

For me, ESCort is among the methods taken by Garuda Indonesia to fill the cabin that’s virtually all the time quiet on the path to / from London.

Nevertheless, it is extremely unlucky as a result of the worth provided can also be not spelled out low cost. You need to pay virtually 2x the worth of the Eco Promo for the ESCort seat.

The comparability desk for financial system class tickets on the Jakarta – London route.

The truth is, Garuda Indonesia flights to / from London are all the time quiet. Numerous individuals managed to get Three seats for themselves with out having to pay dearly.

For me, Garuda Indonesia not directly confirmed that the path to / from London was certainly not worthwhile.

Premium (Premium Financial system)

Garuda Indonesia won’t introduce particular seats for the Premium class. As an alternative, Garuda Indonesia will solely empty the seats within the center to offer additional area.

In essence, you’ll nonetheless get the identical financial system class seat, however the seats within the middle might be emptied for more room. This idea adheres to the intra-Europe enterprise class idea carried out by main airways in Europe.

Enterprise class intra-Europe British Airways. Credit score: View From the Wing.

Following are the descriptions quoted immediately from the Garuda Indonesia web site:

Premium seats give you extra seating for the comfort of your long-haul flights within the Financial system Class cabin. Along with emptying one seat subsequent to you, we additionally supply numerous further amenities, comparable to:

  • Free baggage as much as 40 kg
  • Cover
  • Dish and amenity enterprise class package
  • Precedence baggage dealing with
  • Free USD5 wifi vouchers beginning January 26, 2019
  • 150% Particular mileage
Why I Don't Like Each of These New Merchandise?

The primary cause is you can get 1 line for your self on flights to / from London due to the shortage of passengers on this route.

So, for my part it’s truly much less “value it” to pay extra for Garuda Indonesia Premium merchandise for the next causes:

  • In contrast to different airways that differentiate Premium Financial system and Financial system Class seat varieties, seats on Premium Garuda Indonesia nonetheless makes use of common financial system class seats
  • You’ll be able to simply get 1 line for your self with out having to purchase an ESCort at au Premium because of the quiet flight to / from London

Singapore Airways financial system premium makes use of seats which are totally different from the financial system class. Credit score: Singapore Airways.

As for ESCort merchandise, I personally won’t pay almost 2x the Financial system worth for ESCort merchandise understanding the probability that the flights might be quiet.

Amenities obtained are 200% miles, Three frequencies or meals and enterprise class amenities nonetheless don’t encourage me to pay almost twice as a lot for this product.

Sleeping in 1 row Financial system Class is just not as snug as you may assume

I personally really feel lucky sufficient to have acquired 1 line financial system class a number of occasions due to loneliness flight. Nevertheless, I really feel that sleep lay down in 1 row of financial system class seats not as snug as you may assume.

Garuda Indonesia nonetheless makes use of a Three-Three-Three seat configuration in its financial system class cabin. In fact that may be a good factor for passengers as a result of most airways have carried out a Three-Four-Three configuration.

Seat map of Garuda Indonesia's financial system class. Credit score: SeatGuru.

Nevertheless, to lie straight within the financial system class seat row, I personally want at the least Four seats.

1 seat of the Garuda Indonesia financial system class on a Boeing 777-300ER plane has a width of 43cm. The idea, if Three chairs are mixed, then you’ll have room to lie alongside 129cm.

If in case you have a peak exceeding 130cm, then your legs will stand proud of your seat row and can intrude with visitors within the cabin. This implies you must sleep in your abdomen all the best way to / from London for greater than 14 hours!

No Attachments or Connections in Seats

Garuda Indonesia ESCort seats additionally don't appear to make use of further attachments for extra area. Further attachments are as follows:

Credit score: China Airways.

By including attachments like this, passengers will get further area.

Credit score: Emily McNutt – The Factors Man.

Some Issues What Garuda Indonesia Can Contemplate

Cease the London Route!

To be trustworthy, my major suggestion is that Garuda Indonesia ought to cease the London route as a result of it isn’t worthwhile. I really feel that the London route continues to be being fought just for causes of status.

Give attention to Amsterdam (or maybe Paris)

Garuda Indonesia ought to focus extra on the codeshare settlement as is being carried out with KLM, one of many SkyTeam associate airways. With the codeshare settlement, passengers will fly to Amsterdam with Garuda Indonesia then proceed to different European locations from Amsterdam with KLM.

Air France Boeing 777 plane. Credit score: RoutesOnline.

As a result of Air France can also be a SkyTeam companion airline, Garuda Indonesia could possibly think about further codeshare agreements with Air France by way of Paris transit.

Air France beforehand flew to Indonesia by way of Singapore, however was stopped because of the lack of stream of passengers. Indonesia is taken into account extra a vacationer vacation spot than a enterprise vacation spot. Nonetheless, I really feel Paris will make extra sense for Garuda Indonesia than London.

Growing Passenger Flows from Europe – Australia and Conversely

Market demand for flights from Europe – Australia and vice versa could be very giant and promising. Jakarta and Bali are situated between the 2 locations. Garuda Indonesia ought to focus extra on “promoting” this route.

Perhaps Garuda Indonesia can even present free lodge amenities in Bali or Jakarta to draw traveler curiosity.


For me, the path to / from London was maintained for causes of status. Why keep a route that doesn't become profitable? Counted a number of occasions, Garuda Indonesia made modifications to this route.

By introducing ESCort and Premium merchandise, Garuda Indonesia not directly confirmed that the path to / from London was all the time quiet.

In your opinion, what must be completed by Garuda Indonesia to extend passenger circulate to / from London?


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