Another entry on my bucket list will soon be checked off…I’m finally flying Emirates’ lovely new first class product aboard the 777-300ER!
After finishing up my business in the UAE, my original plan was to fly to Colombo and catch a cheap flight home. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought now would be a better opportunity to experience Emirates’ latest first class product, found on only nine 777-300ER aircraft.
One Mile at a Time pointed out that the new first class operated to Houston earlier in the week. Had award space opened on that flight, I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat. Sadly it did not.
The 77W is not operating to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, or Vienna this week so I focused on space to London (Stansted) or Brussels. London was my first choice. Not only would the flight be a bit longer, but I would then have several options to get back to the USA or Germany. Unfortunately, space also did not open to London.
But space did open to Brussels, so I booked it. It was painful to spend 85,000 Emirates Skywards points plus $400 for a 7-hour flight, but…I get to fly Emirates new first class! Soon I will get to experience what many regard as the world’s superlative first class product. Stay tuned for a very detailed trip report.
I’m truly excited…my expectations are dangerously high. But I think this beats an angled-business class 777-200 Emirates review to Colombo via Male followed by flights on Kuwait Airways, right?
Let me know if there is anything specific you would like me to look for onboard.