Emirates Adding A380 Service To Boston

Emirates Adding A380 Service To Boston

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Emirates has just loaded their schedule change for the summer of 2019, and there’s only one major change to their US route network.

Emirates has announced that they’ll fly an A380 daily between Dubai and Boston from June 1 through September 30, 2019. I imagine this has the potential to be extended beyond that, but for now they’ve only updated their summer schedule.

I guess you could say that Emirates hinted at flying an A380 to Boston in the past. Last June the airline flew an A380 to Boston as a one-off flight, which Emirates often does when they’re considering permanently adding an A380 to that destination, just to test out logistics.

Emirates currently flies a 777-300ER daily between Dubai and Boston, so this represents quite a capacity and product upgrade. In fairness, the airline used to fly two daily 777s between Dubai and Boston, but that was cut in 2017, and the second flight was never restored.

So I guess an A380 seems like a happy medium for the airline.

In terms of capacity:

  • The A380 has 14 first seats, the 777-300ER has 8 first seats
  • The A380 has 76 business seats, the 777-300ER has 42 business seats
  • The A380 has 399 economy seats, the 777-300ER has 304 economy seats

So as you can see, this represents a net increase in capacity of 135 seats, including six first class seats, 34 business class seats, and 95 economy seats.

Perhaps more importantly, this represents a significant upgrade in terms of the passenger experience in all cabins.

First class passengers have access to two awesome shower suites.

Emirates’ A380 first class shower

Business class passengers go from angled business class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration, to fully flat business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.


Emirates’ 777 business class


Emirates’ A380 business class

First and business class passengers also gain an onboard bar.


Emirates’ A380 bar

Lastly, in economy the seats are wider on the A380, as both planes have 10 seats per row, despite the A380 cabin being wider.

Emirates is only the second airline to fly the A380 to Boston on a regularly scheduled basis, after British Airways.


British Airways A380

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What do you make of Emirates upgrading their Boston route to an A380?

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  1. TM Gold

    What I really want to know is what this upgauge does for the routes lobster capacity. EK has said in the past that they export 135 tonnes of lobster a month from Boston on the 777s.

  2. Aaron Member

    Yeah! I’m with you @scott! Finally some Boston love! We’re only missing Qsuites from QR, but we all know that’s coming

  3. Scott Guest

    WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (I’m from around Boston)

  4. Gregg Diamond

    Now only if Emirates would join Oneworld...

    One CAN wish!

  5. W Guest

    Is it possible they are doing this because of the Runway maintenance in Dubai?

  6. Hosea Guest

    Endre is horny online again

  7. Endre Guest

    @Debit. Aeroflot, Ukraine Airlines, S7, LOT, Croatian airlines are good candidates. Sadly their service is really poor and no First class cabin. At the very bottom of the list you'll find BA, AA, Delta... not a surprise

  8. Endre Guest

    I personally prefer to fly to Boston with Oneworld carriers especially from East Asia in paid Premium. Oneworld first class product is more genuine than the plastic/bling bling feel I experienced with Emirates.

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TM Gold

What I really want to know is what this upgauge does for the routes lobster capacity. EK has said in the past that they export 135 tonnes of lobster a month from Boston on the 777s.

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Aaron Member

Yeah! I’m with you @scott! Finally some Boston love! We’re only missing Qsuites from QR, but we all know that’s coming

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Scott Guest

WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I’m from around Boston)

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