Emirates’s new 777-300ER first class product is easily the best first class hard product I have ever experienced. My flight was fabulous and far too short.
Last week I flew from Dubai to Brussels aboard Emirates’ latest first class product. Award space opened at the very last-minute and I quickly grabbed it. The chance to experience Emirates’ latest first product, even on a short(er) 7-hour flight, was too great to pass up.
The cabin is magnificent, with six fully-enclosed suites in a 1-1-1 configuration. Each suite is spacious with an extremely comfortable seat, huge screen, and plenty of personal controls.
I certainly like the latest phones and computers, but I would never call myself a tech guy. But I loved the features in this suite, like the ability to change the color of the mood lighting or set the cabin temperature with the push of the button. I loved how responsive the IFE system was, controlled by both a tablet and wireless remote. And I loved how fast the internet worked…32MB/S down, which is simply revolutionary on Emirates.
With the cabin only booked 4/6 and two-dedicated flight attendants plus the purser, service was extremely personalized and very professional.
I began the flight with a small continental breakfast, slept for a few hours (I had to test out the bed), and then enjoyed a multi-course feast. It’s asparagus season in Germany and I enjoyed a delicious plate of white apasargus as my main course (plus caviar, soup, salad, cheese, and dessert). Food was tremendous on Emirates and I loved that there was not only Dom Perignon champagne, but Dom Rose as well.
I used the same “wow, wow, wow” when I flew Air France in first class for the first time but think this product exceeds Air France in many aspects.
You might ask, what about Etihad? It is true that the A380 first class “Apartments” on Etihad are a bit roomier, but they are not as comfortable nor technologically advanced.
Stay tuned for a full review of this amazing flight.