Emirates flies to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) daily on their new A340-500s in a three class configuration with 12 First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats, and 204 Economy Class seats for a total of 258 seats.
Flights to Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) operate daily on A330-200s (2x weekly morning, 5x weekly evening).
Flights to Beirut International Airport (BEY) operate 12x weekly (5x weekly morning, daily evening). 11 of the flights are on A330-200s, and 1 is on an A340-300 (Tuesday evening flight).
Flights to Cairo International Airport (CAI) operate 8x weekly (daily evening B777-200, Friday morning A330-200).
Flights to Damascus International Airport (DAM) operate daily on A330-200s (2x weekly morning, 5x weekly evening).
Flights to Larnaca International Airport (LCA) operate 5x weekly on A330-200s. Flights continue to Athens (ATH).
The Cairo (CAI) B777-200 flights operate on three-class configured B777-200s except the Monday flight which operates on a two-class configured B777-200. The three-class configured B777-200 flights have 18 First Class seats, 49 Business Class seats, and 236 Economy Class seats for a total of 303 seats. The two-class configured B777-200s have 49 Business Class seats and 304 Economy Class seats for a total of 353 seats.
All A330-200 flights are operated on three-class configured A330-200s with 12 First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats, and 183 Economy Class seats for a total of 237 seats.
The A340-300s are in a three-class configuration with 12 First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats, and 213 Economy Class seats for a total of 267 seats.
It's a pretty good offer.....
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Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14995 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3244 times:
I flew the JFK DXB route back in July/August..........Speaking with a bunch of people at Emirates (i.e supervisors, etc), it seems that they are doing well on the revenue end due to the fact they are making a boatload on cargo.
In fact, I was speaking with one flight attendant, and she seemed to really know her facts. She was actually on the inaugural flight too!
She was telling me that on the maiden voyage, there were only a grand total of 60 people on the flight!!! When I flew in mid-July, there were approximately 150 people on the flight.
My return flight from DXB to JFK was in mid August and there were only a few people in business class and only THREE (yup) in first class (too bad I wasn't one of them.....), but the cattle class was COMPLETELY full!!! Not a seat empty.
The flights were very good........but due to the IFE system, the window seats in cattle class on the 340-500 are TERRIBLE..especially for such a long flight as that (14 hours). The IFE box (I think that is what they were) takes up 1/2 the leg room.....!! That being said, their IFE is amazing. They have over 500 channels of entertainmaint. They didn't cut corners on their service. Their meal service was very good too. The flight attendants were very courteous.
I was actually flying from JFK to KHI..........and from DXB to KHI routes,I flew on a 330, and that was quite comfortable (it helped to fly on Business class on that segment of the flight). I found the 330 to be a little bit loud, but a nice plane nonetheless.
Also, Emirates is currently running a "special" (not sure if its part of the program or it's temporary) for people who are traveling from JFK to DXB and stopping at DXB airport for a greater of four hours or more. They allow economy travellers to use the "Murhaba" lounge free of charge. Though its probably not as good as Business Class lounges, its seems very good from the ads. The Murhaba Lounge was under construction/repair when I had my stop over at DXB (my transfer flight to KHI was about 4 1/2 hours long), but they allowed me to use their Business Class lounge instead. I just showed them my boarding pass and they let me in...simple as that!
To top it off..the fare from JFK to DXB, actually to KHI was VERY CHEAP!!
I did it online (www.emirates.com) and it was convenient. The only problem was that they had to mail me my ticket here to San Francisco since one cannot get an eticket to Karachi on Emirates (specifically that city, don't ask me why,but they said it was company policy to not issue an eticket if one is traveling to Karachi on Emirates) . Regardless, they sent me my ticket FedEX....
I would give my complete flight a 4/5 . I'm hoping Emirates eventually makes it to SFO. An Emirates supervisor at JFK told me that it will be sometime early next year (Feb.)but said he was not 100% sure.
I've flown Emirates a bunch of times, mostly from Europe, and overall, I would say they are a very good Airlines. One of my top 3 or 4 favs.