I took Flight EK-513 on 26th Oct.2018. & EK-001 thereafter. Sitting in wide-bodied Beoing 737 from Delhi and Dreamliner 787 from Dubai looked good. Seating was alright. But nothing extra ordinary to support my choice of this Big banner airline. At both ends and particularly on the return leg I particularly took note of the lethargic air of the stewardesses. They kept darting around their cafetria/store & aisle leisurely steadying their caps et al. But no concern about the passenger comforts.Consequently, inspite of having probably 12 teams serving Dinner/Refreshment the service was very late by all standards. Meals were served almost 80-90 minutes after take-off. On the return journey flight took off from London at 20.30 and my turn (middle of the Aircraft) came at 22.00 !!! Contrary to the notions that they take good care in terms of gourmet and plenty of it....food here was run of the mill and not enough to fill me atleast.
Stewardesses inflights plying to USA and Canada go around offering additional food/drink items. Not here. They take so long to move from one row to another !!
And yes though most staff are of Middle Eastern origin, one English/Scottish crew went around 'hawking' tea/cofee, almost ordering me to hold the cup in a particular fashion with a very haughty air about him !!