I was very lucky to experience a tour around the Emirates A380 aircraft yesterday. On first impressions the A380 looks like a huge imposing aircraft and yes whilst it is very large in size, once I stepped inside I was blown away by the facilities and luxury on board.
Seat back entertainment in Economy Class seats, together with Free Wi-Fi a USB and in-flight entertainment system with over 600 channels, video games, TV channels and films. You can even use your mobile telephone just like on the ground! External cameras offer unique views from take off to landing.
I did the tour with some fellow travel industry colleagues and we were very lucky to meet the Captain and Co Pilot and go into the cockpit for a mini tour and to ask questions.
The geeky bit - the A380 when at full capacity weighs 550 tonnes, it can fly on two engines if ever necessary and it consumes 20% less fuel per seat than todays largest aircraft.
The tour was done between change over of landing and take off, the speed and effectiveness that the cleaning crew work at is second to none, making the aircraft spic and span and ready to load again after just 40 minutes. Not bad for close to 500 seats.
At the back of Economy Class, climb the curved stair case and enter a world of luxury. The cocktail bar holds 26 people, so you can relax and have a Mojito at 35,000 feet!
The Business Class fully flat beds, come in a pod like mini suite, each has a seat that reclines to a lay flat position and your personal tablet lets you recline as you wish and control the in seat entertainment.
The menu choices are amazing too. Royal Doulton Bone China, gourmet meals, award-winning wines and private mini bar all at your fingertips. Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers to and from selected airports. Few steps further and the amazing World of First Class awaits…
Each private suite has a seat that once again reclines into a fully flat bed, electric doors, work desk, seat controller, room service the works, even a shower spa that guests can use to arrive feeling refreshed,
If its good enough for Jennifer Aniston...
The whole set up of Emirates and the A380 is amazing, the lounge is unrivalled comfort (for First and Business class passengers).
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