Director of The Travel Authority Group, Sarah Bush, recently returned from Dubai in business class aboard an Emirates A380.
Here are Sarah’s trip notes.
Flight EK412 DXB so SYD
Seat 12B (aisle/window)
My journey started with the Emirates Chauffeur Drive service picking me up on time from my hotel for a seamless journey to Dubai International Airport.
I was checked in swiftly and made my way to Emirates’ First Class lounge—an open, airy space where my personal waitperson, Chris, found me a seat and took an order of a very healthy breakfast of kale and salad, and fresh prawns accompanied by a glass of Moët. Healthy and sparkling. The lounge is a wonderful, relaxing place to escape the madness of the airport’s buzzing public areas, and to prepare for the 14 hour journey home.
I chose seat 12B. Being a few rows back from the front of the business class cabin, helps with avoiding galley noise. It’s also far enough from the bar at the rear of the aircraft providing a good stretch of the legs and enough distance to reduce any bar sounds.
After my sumptuous breakfast in the lounge, I was handed a food and a drink menu and was content to select just two small plates option rather than the full 4 course meal.
Emirates’ renowned in-flight entertainment system, ICE, has more than 4,000 channels of entertainment. You can’t go wrong and there is something for all ages and tastes.
My gorgeous complementary Bulgari amenity bag came in very handy for re-hydration, socks, toothbrush and other generous goodies you don’t always find these days in business class on other carriers.
I did wander down to the bar for a stretch and a chat with the lovely cabin crew. It’s the perfect excuse to move around and enjoy a bit of human interaction after a few hours comfortably seated.
My seat was made up into a very comfy bed with a thick mattress that provided enough support for a great sleep.
I woke for a cup of tea and, next thing, we were preparing for landing. I loved watching the live footage of our landing from the cameras on board—there is nothing better and more welcoming than landing at Sydney Airport on a beautiful warm sunny day to really make you feel like you’re home.
My Emirates chauffeur was waiting for me in arrivals and whisked me home in next to no time.
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