Would you fly long haul with no perks?
You get what you pay for may have more meaning if you’re planning on booking an Emirates flight soon. The popular airline, which enjoys a code-sharing arrangement with Qantas, has flagged the possibility of offering passengers a cut price fare if they’re willing to forego ‘luxuries’ such as food and luggage allowance.
The move is designed for those passengers who may fly regularly and have it down to a fine art, travelling with only a backpack and sleeping all the way through and have no need for an inflight meal or baggage allowance.
It’s not the only move being considered or planned by the airline.
Windowless flights and the introduction of premium economy from 2020 (Emirates currently only offers, economy, business and first) highlight that the airline is seemingly all over what its passengers want moving forward.
What about you? Would you happily fly long haul for less if it meant no luggage or inflight meal?