Hello, Live From Emirates’ New First Class!

Hello, Live From Emirates’ New First Class!

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Man, this isn’t a bad way to kick off the week. Hello from 34,000 feet, as I’m enroute from Dubai to Brussels in Emirates’ brand-spanking-new first class. This particular plane is only a week old, and even has the new plane smell. This is only a short flight so I won’t spend too much of this flight blogging, but I can’t help but at least share a few photos of the experience (I’m amazed the Wi-Fi is fast enough for me to upload these — I’ve usually had terrible experience with Wi-Fi speed on Emirates).

Stay tuned, I’ll have a lot more thoughts later!

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  1. archer528 Member

    Is it possible to eat a meal with a companion in one seat?

  2. schar Guest

    Looks incredible but why the HELL are there only 2 routes with it to two boring cities like Brussels and Geneva????

    I wanna see this new plane from DXB to JFK, LAX, LHR, anywhere really.

  3. hbilbao Member

    +2 to @James. I'd admit both products are awesome but SQ's looks a bit better in my opinion. And the hallway between the A and E seats might get easily crowded (as crowded as any first class cabin could ever be).

  4. Lisa Marie Guest

    Makes Elvis' Graceland look understated and tasteful.

  5. Bruno Member

    Emirates has a temporary offer for the chauffeur drive in Brussels now.

    They drive any eligible customer for free to/from any town in Luxemburg (+- 200km drive) or for just 50 EUR to the former Nord-Pas-De-Calais region in the north of France (Calais,Lille,Boulogne,.. - can be over 250km)

    Normally only 70km is included.

    Probably too late for now but you can maybe use it next time ;)

  6. Steven L. Gold

    That is a really narrow hallway; feels like a carry-on would be tough to roll through, though they probably tested for that. Having to get out in case of an emergency seems rough.

  7. Alan Diamond

    That silhouette of Alfred E Neuman is awful. While the seat looks fantastic I'm not sure I could stare at that cut out for longer than about 10 min...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman

  8. SBS Member

    The seat with "windows" on the left hand side must be the middle seat - views are mismatched, the wall is vertical, flat and too thin. The seat (bed) with windows on the right hand side must be the window seat - the wall is curved.

    Ben, what are the 4 little round thingies on the wall between the virtual windows?

  9. Bruce Seitanides Guest

    OMG its gorgeous

  10. Emily Guest

    +1 to James. EK is just not my taste. I love SQ.

  11. James Guest

    Honestly, I think the seat looks comfortable, but I can't help but feel like it's too much? It's not really my taste. I'm honestly more excited for SQ's. SQ's look very nice and understated elegance. A bit sterile, some might argue, but again everything in Singapore is sterile. I lived there for around 5 years and most definitely prefer sterile and understated design. However, I'm really excited to try EK's. Might splurge and pay cash for me and the husband.

  12. Michael Guest

    What kind of lights are those ones in the ceiling above, and are they useful in lighting the cabin?

  13. n Guest

    Someone's already bent one of the slats in the door of 1E

  14. Stefan Guest

    Very irritated by the cut out shape on the decoration above the screen, whats the reference for it? A leaf? I hope you had a good flight Lucky!

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Stefan -- Agree it's a bit odd. It's a ghaf.

  15. Debit Guest

    Ben you love bling.

    Give up on that "love understated elegance" bit now.

  16. Quacky New Member

    Why is there a curtain in picture with the bed?
    If there's no window behind,what's meaning of it? Or if there is a window behind it,wouldn't it be "closable" the same way it is in on the rest of plane?

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Quacky -- There's a curtain because it's Emirates first class, and they do things that are completely unnecessary just because they can. ;)

  17. Claus Guest

    The chair sure looks well padded. The decor above the TV looks as if the paint had peeled off.

  18. Zie Guest

    @hbilbao i think its the virtual window's seat. The window view is somehow looks like a tv screen

  19. hbilbao Member

    @Ben: Looks awesome. Did you choose a window seat or a virtual window seat?

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ hbilbao -- I chose a window seat, though kept going back and forth about what I do. Will write a separate post about my thoughts on the two types of seats.

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AW Guest

Wooaahhhh...

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Lesley Carter Guest

It's more like a small hotel room than an airline seat.

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archer528 Member

Is it possible to eat a meal with a companion in one seat?

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