Casey Neistat Flies Emirates’ New First Class

Filed Under: Emirates, Videos

Casey Neistat is one of the most popular YouTubers (his videos collectively have well over a billion views, though YouTubing isn’t his full time gig anymore). Even if you’re not into YouTube, you may remember I’ve written about him a few times before. I shared the video of him complaining about how American took away his comped Concierge Key status, and his incredible video review of Emirates first class, which might be the best unpaid advertisement they’ve ever had. Earlier this year he did a video review of Lufthansa first class.

As we all know, Emirates introduced a new first class product recently, which has been available between Dubai and Brussels since December 1, 2017.

Shortly after Emirates announced the product, Casey Neistat and Emirates had the following conversation on Twitter:

And it looks like that really happened. Just yesterday, Casey uploaded a video about how he’s flying Emirates’ new first class from Brussels to Dubai.

It’s not an actual video review yet, though it does appear like his flight happened on December 7, based another picture he Tweeted.

2A? C’mon, he should have taken one of the center seats so he could experience the virtual windows! 😉

I certainly look forward to seeing his video about the experience. At last count, his previous Emirates first class video has nearly 48 million views.

That also raises the question of why he couldn’t outright book a first class ticket rather than asking the airline for a free ticket, give how much revenue he presumably generated from the video alone. Then again, I guess he’s not traditionally reviewing flights, so his audience doesn’t really seem to care.

I’m also slightly disappointed that he learned about Emirates’ new first class on Business Insider. No disrespect, but that’s where you get your airline news?! 😉

Casey is a quirky guy. The more I watch him, the more I appreciate him… in a way. However, I’m most definitely still horrified at how he spray painted his suitcase in the video… oy!

  1. I still have the 50% rebate on my Amex Plat Business Card. I went to book the new suites using Amex travel and they can’t book Emirates First Class. In fact it looks like none of the online travel agencies can book Emirates First Class. Is this normal?

  2. >That also raises the question of why he couldn’t outright book a first class ticket rather than asking the airline for a free ticket, give how much revenue he presumably generated from the video alone.

    Why pay when they’ll give it to you for free? Like you said, it’s not like his audience are looking for unbiased reporting or anything.

  3. You should have shared TPG’s Zach Honig review of EK new First Class instead of giving visibility to this clown useless video.

  4. Hey Ben, in that video if you freeze frame the articles Casey mentions about his original Emirates F video, OMAAT is one of the first few he splashed onscreen

  5. @mark Is the article published? I can’t seem to find it on TPG, or on google. I also look forward to Casey’s review, it is interesting to see first class from an “outsider’s” view. That is to say someone who is not a miles and points enthusiast.

  6. “which might be the best unpaid advertisement they’ve ever had”

    Well, until this one…

    “Is the article published?”

    As per TPG, it will be soon…

  7. Followed Zach Honig’s journey regarding this Emirates flight on Twitter – well, just make you own mind on that one…

    As to Casey – in a weird way I actually don’t mind his videos. He is a quirky guy, having crazy ideas, cute family and doing what some of us dream of – being silly and earning more money with it than any average Joe.

  8. Ugh, I’m glad we have you Ben. Zach is such a dork (I aspire to be exactly 0% like him) and Casey is annoying AF.

  9. @Lucky : Time for Lucky to up his airline review game and do YouTube video reviews. Then do a collab with Casey Neistat. Yippee ki ay!

  10. Only clicked on this post so I could comment, and it’s the opposite of a bunch of people here:
    I go out of my way to not watch Casey Neistat videos. Please don’t feature him anymore. I truly enjoy your site and writing Lucky – this is probably my favorite travel site – but this guy is a clown for children.

  11. For a blog that covers the best airlines and hotels can offer, this is a let down, a bad taste clickbait extolling cheap and lacklustre behaviour. Most Y passengers have more etiquette than this pathetic clown : his multi-million viewers is not a sign of success, but a cheap measure of how uneducated the sheeple are. What happened with your sense of etiquette, Ben ?

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