Emirates 354Dubai (DXB) – Singapore (SIN).

by John Waco Jr January. 12, 2020 170 views

This was my second flight in Emirates Airlines First Class on their A380. Boarding was a bit delayed due to a late-arriving aircraft, but I was welcomed warmly on board once boarding started. There were only two passengers in first class on this flight, so I was shown to my assigned suite and told I could sit anywhere. This was a newer aircraft (just two months old), and it’s an impressive hard product. The suite has tons of storage space, including a closet for each seat (although it’s not actually an enclosed closet and just opens up into your suite). It feels extremely private, and I love the finishes. The only critique is that the seat itself is actually not that wide, and the cabin feels a bit crowded to me when all of the doors are closed, but that’s a function of having enclosed suites rather than open seats. I was quickly offered amenities of pajamas, slippers, an amenity kit, a snack basket, and a bag to hold it all. Already at the seat was a writing kit (I’m a fan of the pen), a vanity kit, headphones, and a stocked drink mini-bar.

Multiple people came by to greet me before the flight, and I was given a tour of the bathrooms and seat functions. And then the captain came by and offered me a chance to look at the cockpit, which was awesome! I was also told that the load was super light in all classes, with just 261 passengers and 31 crew. Prior to departure, I was offered Arabic coffee and dates as well as the opportunity to order a pre-departure beverage. I asked for sparking water with lime or lemon, and when I was asked if I wanted ice, I said no if the water was chilled. When I was brought the water, the flight attendant wanted to make sure that the water was cold enough for me! She was super on point.

This plane had the option to watch not just from a tail camera, but also a downward-facing camera as well as one at the nose of the plane, which was awesome! I love the takeoff roll on the A380 because you’re off the ground before you feel like the plane is even moving quickly. After takeoff, I had the chance to peruse the massive menus. Emirates has an on-demand dining service, and I had pre-ordered an Asian vegetarian special meal (AVML). I decided to hold off on eating a proper meal given that I had eaten quite a bit in the lounge at SFO prior to the flight, so I just had some fruit to start.

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Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW! What luxurious travel!! Thanks for sharing! Probably the only way I'd ever see these accommodations!+1

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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments they are much appreciated.

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 9 months, 3 weeks ago

My pleasure, John! Thanks for your glimpses into the high rollers' life style!!!smile

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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for all your comments on my stores and images. I am getting to old for type of life I need my sleep.

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 9 months, 3 weeks ago

After I turned 70, I've found naps to be essential, throughout the day & night. 
Luckilly, being retired, allows me this luxury!+1grinning+1
zzzz.....zzzzzzzzz......zzzzzzz.......

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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

After I turned 70 myself, I have found it essential,

especially on a long haul fligh.

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Amen & Amen! 
I have flown, non-stop, back & forth, from Seattle to Aukland and Brisbane, many times.....
+1smile+1

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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 3 weeks ago

My flight home is from Singapore nonstop to San Francisco. The flight
will cover a distance of approximately 9,000nm (16,700km), and travelling time
will be up to 18hrs 45min.

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 9 months, 3 weeks ago

YIKES!!! That has me beat by a long shot! i think the longest I remember was around 15-16 hrs...
however, I'd gladly trade you, seeing the radical difference between the quality of our accommodations! smile

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Don Baird 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Awesome photos! #14 is my favorite.

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