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Emirates New B777 First Class Suite

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After numerous tempting tease posts by Emirates’ PR team, it’s finally out, according to CNBC:

“Suites are fully enclosed and offer floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, like cabins on some of the world’s most expensive train cabins — such as those aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

The suites have up to 40 square feet of space. The airline claims passengers will have enough room to change their clothes, even after the lie-flat bed is set up.

The suites’ color palette includes cream, gray and gold, and aims to mimic the interior of a luxury car. It features a leather seat and mood lighting.

The airline kept other services available in its current first-class suites, including a personal minibar.Passengers in the center suites will have “virtual windows:” Screens that project the view of the sky outside. Those lucky enough to sit by a window are given binoculars.

Suites have a service window where passengers can be served drinks and appetizers without having to open the suite doors.”

You can check out all their new feature at their dedicated website here.

FIRST CLASS Raise your expectations  Step into the First Class cabin, and let the ambient glow of the UAE’s national tree light your way to one of six exclusive private suites.

FIRST CLASS Rediscover total privacy  Close the floor to ceiling doors of your private suite, set the mood with your personal lighting and temperature controller, and enjoy the freedom to dine, sleep and be entertained on your terms.


Other than their first class suite onboard their B777s, Emirates has also introduced new business class and economy class design, however the configuration would still be the same as in business class, you will get 2-3-2 layout each row and in economy you will get 3-4-3 layout each row.

Business Class Recline in luxury Our new Boeing 777 Business Class seats are designed for enhanced support and optimal comfort. Use the touchscreen controller to glide your seat into a fully horizontal position, with plenty of room to stretch out.

Economy Class Your journey got an upgrade Let the clean champagne tones and calm ambience of our newly designed Economy Class cabin help you feel contented throughout your flight.


My thoughts:

I do think it’s time for Emirates to introduce a new first class product alignment, however, I would not say that this new product can be called a game changer as it merely covered the shift of its former semi-private suite to fully enclosed, plus it’s larger. Their B777 used to have 4 first class (2-2 configuration) seats in a row whereas Etihad chooses the luxuriously spacious 1-1 configuration; so is their business class’ 2-3-2 configuration where most airlines have 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for every passenger nowadays.

They do deserve credits for their new on-fleek design and all the cool new features being introduced, from the pictures and videos on youtube so far, Emirates has been getting tons of praises. It’s very positive in terms for their business operations.

They’ve reduce their total seat number in first class from 8 to 6, and the floor to ceiling enclosed suite is definitely great for feeling like travelling on a private jet.

If you are considering give their new first class product a try, the first flights depart Dubai (DXB) on December 1, 2017, operating the following frequencies to Brussels (BRU) and Geneva (GVA):

EK183 Dubai (DXB) 8:20am Departure → Brussels (BRU) 12:45pm Arrival

EK184 Brussels (BRU) 2:35pm Departure → Dubai (DXB) 12:15am (+1) Arrival

EK83 Dubai (DXB) 2:50pm Departure → Geneva (GVA) 6:55pm Arrival

EK84 Geneva (GVA) 8:40pm Departure → Dubai (DXB) 6:05am (+1) Arrival

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Albert K. Field Albert is my name, and travel the world is my game. I began my passion for travel at a very young age, I started this website as a strong means to further explore the world of frequent flyers programs (FFP). The relationship between customers and service providers in the aviation and hospitality industry always seems to be in opposition, however, since the introduction of United Airlines’ Frequent Flyers Programm since 1972*. This has significantly eased the middle spectrum between 2 parties. While the aim of airlines is still to generate more revenue; but for us,as consumers, are also given the opportunity to participate in the bargaining and exploiting from service providers. Living in a world of globalization where big data becomes vital for simulating successful economical activities, most of us will have to travel to other locations whether willingly or unwillingly, while you hearing all this fascinating stories about others, In fact, you too, can blend into the trend. It may not sound like how media illustrates, but indeed there are possibilities for us to have more spontaneous travel without getting held back by financial situation. My website consists of reviews of airline premium cabin products,airport lounges and stay reports of 5-star hotels and their executive lounges across the globe. In addition to all of that, I care the most about their frequent flyers program and loyalty program, which also includes banking partners. Plus, I spontaneously put up reviews and news update regarding premium water brands and restaurants. The purpose of this website is to share all of this information with my audience as well as inviting you to be part of my journey.

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Emirates Restores Passenger Services To 7 More Cities, Allow Transit Between 48 Cities

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Emirates Boeing 777-300er
According to a statement from the Dubai Tourism Board, from July 7, Dubai will allow foreign tourists to enter, and foreign residents holding a Dubai residence visa will be able to enter the country today.
Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. This will add the total number of destinations that Emirates is offering to 48.

According to Emirates, from July 15, the Emirates A380 will return to the sky and fly to London Heathrow Airport and Paris. No airline in the world is as closely linked to the A380 as Emirates. Before the outbreak, Emirates operated 8 A380 flights daily on the Dubai-London Heathrow route alone.

Other airlines only operate a few A380s, but Emirates’ A380 fleet exceeds 100. In January of this year, Emirates was operating a total of 123 A380s.


Added DestinationDate Of Resumption
Khartoum
from 03 July
Amman
from 05 July
Osakafrom 07 July
Naritafrom 08 July
Athensfrom 15 July
Larnaca
from 15 July
Romefrom 15 July

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from the above seven additional cities in the month of July.

Passengers can now transit from Emirates’ network of 48 destinations through Dubai airport following the announcement that the city will be open for business and leisure visitors from 07 July, with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists while safeguarding the health and safety of visitors and communities.

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Delta Air Lines Returns To Shanghai On June 25, First U.S. Airline Resume Flights To China

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Delta A350 Take Off In Toulouse
Delta Air Lines announced today that it will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong route on June 25, the route will have a stopover at Seoul Incheon Airport and the route is operated twice a week.
From July onwards, Delta Air Lines will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong and Detroit-Shanghai Pudong routes, which will also have a stopover at Incheon Airport and each route is to be operated once a week.
Since the suspension of Sino-US routes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in February this year, Delta Air Lines is the first American airline to resume Sino-US routes.
At present, several Chinese airlines have announced flight schedules to the United States for July, including Air China’s route between Beijing and Los Angeles, China Southern Airlines’ route between Guangzhou and Los Angeles, and China Eastern Airlines’ Shanghai-New York route etc.

Shanghai neon city
Shanghai neon city, Nanjing Road

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China at the end of January, Delta Air Lines announced on January 31 that it will suspend all scheduled passenger flights to China. The flight suspension was extended at the end of April and it has continued till this day. However, as China’s domestic pandemic situation is controlled, the market demand for flights from the United States to China has increased significantly. The situation coincided with the China Civil Aviation Administration’s targeted strict restrictions imposed on the Sino-US routes as an effort to cooperate with the overall national pandemic prevention strategy.


Delta Cargo Flights To Asia
Delta Cargo Flights To Asia, Image by James Jones

After several rounds of “confrontation” between the relevant departments of the two countries, the current weekly flight volume is set at the scale of four flights each week between China and the United States, and American airlines have finally been approved to reopen Chinese routes.

According to the press statement released by Delta Air Lines, the Shanghai-Seattle route will be operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and Delta Air Lines is committed to providing clean and safe travel services for passengers.


“We are excited to resume our services between the U.S. and China, as economic and social activities start to recover, with a mission to connect the world, Delta is committed to getting our customers to their destinations safely and confidently, especially at this critical time. We are implementing unprecedented health and safety measures and practices, so customers are assured of ease and safety at all points of their journey.”

Wong Hong, Delta’s President – Greater China and Singapore

Delta Air Lines schedule for June, July and beyond:
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45June 25-26 A350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15June 27-28 A350

Passenger service (June 25 – 30)
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet*
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45ThursdaysA350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15SaturdaysA350

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)
*Note: Transitions to A330-900 starting August 1.

RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
DTW-ICN-PVG28319:0000:15FridaysA350
PVG-ICN-DTW2844:458:20SundaysA350

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)

In addition to Delta Air Lines, another U.S. carrier, United Airlines, has also been approved to resume scheduled passenger flights in China, and it should soon announce its latest related flight plans.

On June 19, the US Department of Transportation rejected China’s application for further increase in the number of weekly flights and insisted on maintaining the current plan for 4 flights each.

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