The Gulf airline Emirates has been named the world’s safest airline again this year. The airline is based in the United Arab Emirates, is the largest airline in the Middle East and is also one of two national carriers. Emirates Airlines is among the top five airlines ranked by total scheduled passenger kilometres.
The airline offers non-stop flights from its hub at Dubai Airport (DXB) to more than 161 destinations in 85 countries. It is one of the few airlines to fly to six continents. The aircraft fleet offers mainly three classes (First Class, Business Class and Economy Class) and sometimes two classes (Business Class and Economy Class). Within First Class, various seating options, including suites, flat beds and reclining seats. Furthermore, the introduction of a Premium Economy Class has been planned. Emirates operates 33 Lounges for First and Business Class passengers and Skyward Gold Card holders.
Comfortable flight times to Asia
Especially for flights to Asia or even Australia and New Zealand, Dubai’s location is simply perfect! Emirates Hub is located in the middle of the route, so you can split a long flight into two shorter ones. Waiting in Dubai isn’t so bad because the modern airport offers free WiFi for an hour and has a Zen garden where you can relax. Even better, instead of just spending a few hours at the airport, you can spend 1-2 days in Dubai.
When flying with Emirates, I mainly look forward to the food. This airline’s food tastes good, especially in Business Class. Asian dishes, in particular, but also desserts, are often really delicious with Emirates. The wine selection is also impressive, whereby one must know that Emirates has one of the most extensive wine cellars.
Emirates and the Airbus A380
Both are superlatives and enchant passengers and aviation fans from all over the world alike. We are talking, of course, about the Emirates Airbus A380. No other airline relies so heavily on the double-decker Airbus.
Usually, there is room for 400 passengers. Economy Class is located exclusively on the main deck in a 3-4-3 configuration. Emirates also operates A380s without First Class on selected routes. There are seats for 527 passengers in Eco, which are installed both on the upper and main decks.
Business Class is located on the upper deck and seats 76 guests. The seats are staggered in a 1-2-1 configuration. Single seats with odd numbers are the seats with the best privacy as they face the window. The so-called “Honeymoon Suites” are in the middle, arranged with the same number. However, the absolute highlight of every Emirates A380 flight is a visit to the lounge or bar. This area is located in the rear of the Business Class cabin and offers space for up to 14 passengers.
There is a wide selection of drinks, including cocktails, wines, and whiskies. A good selection of snacks rounds off the perfect bar experience.
One can find Emirates’ top product in the front part of the upper deck. Fourteen lockable suites are installed here. Emirates’ First Class is undoubtedly extravagant and offers everything you can imagine. The experience is rounded off, especially on the ground, with the private shuttle service home and the First Class Lounge.
It is always fascinating how Emirates inspires passengers with this aircraft. For us, it is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and best airlines in the world, which puts Lufthansa, British Airways and Co. under intense pressure.
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