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Video Of EK 380 First Class  
User currently offlineSPQR From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 99 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

For those (like me) who have only seen either stills or propaganda videos of EK's first class, here is a neat video of some guy's trip in first from boarding to landing, including a shower scene (G rated of course). Interesting to see the water allotment display in the shower so you don't have an excuse if you run out and are still all soapy...

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b16_1346192099

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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Saw this the other day. Pretty impressive, especially for only $550

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
Pretty impressive, especially for only $550

Yeah its pretty cool....you can still find dates for around $650 or so....its a one way BKK-HKG flight.



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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

Interior is garish, to me.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

Considering the type of crew airlines like EK use in their promos, I would feel apprehensive applying thinking I would be rejected, but if you look at some in this video especially the Asian guy at the bar and his unprofessional hair style, it makes you wonder, how did they hire them?

User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

decent video, never have seen oth inside of a 380 before, very impressive!

User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1855 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

it may be trivial, but I like the way he walks on almost unnoticed...You'd think someone would be standing at attention at the front door greeting all the first class passengers! and he almost gets run over too by that beautiful hostess! LOL

User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Such a shame that EK's F cabin is such a hideously garish nouveau riche middle eastern look. Plastic, fake gold everywhere, mini bar from a cheap hotel. Someone should tell them, "Less is more". I you need a drink, that's what service is for; they don't need to be on display like in a roadhouse fridge.

Scrap it all and start again!



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

I know EK has two Service assistants onboard who look after the showers. They are not trained crew and have minimal service duties, they get much less pay then cabin crew and do share accommodation downline. Anyone know where do they sit for takeoff and landing?

User currently offlinescutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Pretty nice, but good lord, that horrible faux gold trim has got to go.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24658 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Quoting scutfarcus (Reply 9):
Pretty nice, but good lord, that horrible faux gold trim has got to go.
Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 7):
Such a shame that EK's F cabin is such a hideously garish nouveau riche middle eastern look. Plastic, fake gold everywhere, mini bar from a cheap hotel. Someone should tell them, "Less is more".

I agree, but they like that sort of garishness in the Gulf. Take a look at the hideous (to most western eyes) interior decor of their many palaces etc.


User currently offlineSenchingo From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Compared to other (F) products, i still say they beat 'em all

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Garishness is part of most cultures dont just put it on the Middle East alone, the dedcors of European palaces used to be over the top and still as in many cases.

User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 12):
Garishness is part of most cultures dont just put it on the Middle East alone, the dedcors of European palaces used to be over the top and still as in many cases.

No, it's not the same. The tribes of the Gulf struck oil and in one or two generations became mega rich. When you get rich overnight (historically speaking) and come from a poorer, simpler background, you are what is known as 'nouveau riche' and your tastes and aesthetics usually don't have time to catch up with your money. The inside of Gulf palaces is the perfect example, so too, EK F. The 'garishness' of european palaces should be compared with the very ornate palaces and mosques of Arab culture at its peak in the middle ages, not the nouveau riche palaces of the 20th century.



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlinebojangles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
Take a look at the hideous (to most western eyes) interior decor of their many palaces etc.

Um, i take it you haven't visited many European palaces then?! The only non garish styles are the strictly neo-classical and greek revival schools. The interiors of Versailles are mind bogglingly vulgar and way over the top. It's just because it's old that it's revered. You think there's too much gold trim in the EK F cabin. Have you seen the interiors of some Roman Catholic churches??!


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24658 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Quoting bojangles (Reply 14):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
Take a look at the hideous (to most western eyes) interior decor of their many palaces etc.

Um, i take it you haven't visited many European palaces then?! The only non garish styles are the strictly neo-classical and greek revival schools. The interiors of Versailles are mind bogglingly vulgar and way over the top. It's just because it's old that it's revered. You think there's too much gold trim in the EK F cabin. Have you seen the interiors of some Roman Catholic churches??!

The difference is that the European palaces etc. you refer to were built centuries ago when that type of design was considered attractive. I was referring to palaces in the Gulf region that are very recent.


User currently offlinegasman From New Zealand, joined Mar 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

I flew EK First Class between AKL-AMS a year ago, with the AKL-SYD-DXB segment on the A380. So I got to experience it quite thoroughly. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I felt appropriate value for money. A few points, in no particular order:-

- yes, there is too much gold trim, and the "food/drink bar" has got to go. The drinks aren't even chilled, for heaven's sake.
- the seat needs a tertiary qualification in robotics to fully take advantage of it
- the HD IFE is better than any other airline
- the shower, which I was quite cynical about, is actually a very nice touch. Good pressure, and the bathroom of which it is a part is simply huge.
- The service was inconsistent, random, and poorly co-ordinated. I seemed to get served by a different nationality, with a different "style" every time, and no one had any idea of where I was "at" in terms of the sequence of service delivery. There was also very little in the way of intuition or emotional intelligence. On the DXB to AMS leg I found myself accepting food and alcohol just to get the FA off my back.

Overall the experience was worth it and I will do it again when and if I can justify the financial outlay.


User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1302 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2274 times:
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The most striking thing to me was the size of the windows. When he opened the shade I expected a great view and what I got was a small window in a thick wall. Felt like an ancient castle wall. While I don't believe the windows are any smaller, they 'felt' small in both scenes where he filmed it.

The gold trim did not bother me a bit.



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User currently offlinegasman From New Zealand, joined Mar 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 17):
The most striking thing to me was the size of the windows. When he opened the shade I expected a great view and what I got was a small window in a thick wall

All true. You don't get that "reclining with a glass of wine in your hand watching the clouds roll by" experience. Can't really blame EK for this though. Are the widows any different on the lower deck?? - does anyone know??


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

werent these suites featured in Sex and the City 2, along with a very EK crew uniform replicated yet representing an airline of the sheikh of Abu Dhabi, wonder what the Dubai ones thought about that.

Quoting gasman (Reply 16):
On the DXB to AMS leg I found myself accepting food and alcohol just to get the FA off my back.

Cannot stand crew swooning over me and holding unecessary chat sessions, just smile, serve and move on types I like.


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