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Emirates Business Class AKL-SYD EK 413  
User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1038 posts, RR: 34
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 20685 times:

Date: january 24th, 2010
Airline: Emirates Airlines
Flight : EK 413
Registration: A6-EDD
Aircraft: Airbus 380-800
Departure City: AKL Auckland
Departure Time: 18:45
Destination: SYD Sydney
Arrival Time: 20:05
Scheduled Flight Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Class: Business Class
Seat: 17B


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After landing in AKL from PPT we proceeded to the Emirates Lounge to get our boarding passes to SYD and enjoy the lounge. Our bags were tagged all the way from PPT to SYD via AKL.

The agent in the lounge was really nice and helpful.

Emirates Lounge area
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Salad bar and dessert choices.
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We could order freshly made sandwiches as well. Here is our "small" selection of food and drinks from the buffet and bar.
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Desserts were excellent !
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Our A380-800 to AKL and Emirates A340-500 to Brisbane
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Our A380-800 being re-catered for its flight across the Tasman Sea.
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New Zealand life, full posters adorn the walls, going to gate 16.
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Emirates Airbuses waiting for their loads of customers.
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Our Emirates A380-800 now ready for boarding !
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Getting closer to gate 16 where boarding has started.
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Boarding towards the upper deck for Business Class and First Class.
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My seat, 17B Sooo confortable !
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Screen greeting me in seat 17B
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Seat control and mini-bar
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The upper deck crew working the cabin in Business Class
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View from the top !
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Me in my seat !
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The cabin
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Tail views
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Good Bye AKL and gate 16 !
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Air New Zealand at home
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Video screen shots
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Drinks before the meal !
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Table set up.
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Starter of fish mousse sushi
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Main course, snapper with coconut curry sauce and steamed rice
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Enjoying lunch on Emirates !
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Other choice was pumpkin ravioli
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Cheese plate was full and excellent.
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Tea and Godiva chocolates to finish off this amazing meal !
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View from the little boys room
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Beautifully decorated restrooms
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View from the upper deck lounge/ bar area
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The lounge
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The bar area
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This weather will be the theme of these holidays... Gloomy weather, only Thailand would be sunny...
Arriving in Sydney.
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Tail view shots of our arrival in Sydney Airport
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Our hotel for the night, the Ibis Darling Harbour
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A few pictures of Sydney.
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Next part is the SYD-HKG journey on Virgin Atlantic.

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew.


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User currently offlinechrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1055 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 20385 times:

Great trip report, I can't help but say business class on EK's A380 looks incredibly crammed in, almost like Economy class, no sense of space or privacy, to compare to SQ for example.


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User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 802 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 20358 times:

Great trip report. Love the photos, but my golly. that is a crammed J class cabin. Would not pay full price for that when you can get something so much nicer on SQ ect. No space or anything

User currently offlinekaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 19858 times:

Great report mate and nice pics as well,

However the loads on your 380 flight and could you gauge the loads on the 340-500 headed for brisbane

Karan


User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 19151 times:

Quoting chrisrad (Reply 1):
no sense of space or privacy, to compare to SQ for example.

There is a slight sense of privacy on SQ's 380, but when I paid a visit on board, I was surprised at how close the IFE screen was, it seemed very tight leg room wise for J seat.


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 18673 times:

Hi AF Cabin Crew,

Nice continuation of your trip from PPT. It looks like EK has got the service better together down under.

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
Here is our "small" selection of food and drinks from the buffet and bar.

And how about showing your "big" selection next time?   

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
Me in my seat !

Did this seating arrangement suit you and your partner better than two adjoining seats in the middle? I might be considering this if my partner and I are traveling together.

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
The lounge
Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
The bar area

I cannot recall any other report containing pictures from the side. Well done!

Thanks again.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1038 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17760 times:

Hi Akhmad !

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
Did this seating arrangement suit you and your partner better than two adjoining seats in the middle? I might be considering this if my partner and I are traveling together.

Thanks for your comments !
Concerning the seating arrangement we were fine being separated by the aisle only. I mean we don't hold hands on the plane, we don't sleep on the same seat and most of the time we watch movies and eat. But comes the hotel if we have 2 beds its unacceptable and we have it changed to a room with one bed.



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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 17236 times:

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 6):
I mean we don't hold hands on the plane, we don't sleep on the same seat and most of the time we watch movies and eat.

Well, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.



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User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6177 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 16897 times:

How exciting the A380, another one of the items on my bucket list to do (fly on the Airbus 380).
What were you impressions of the EK crews? Everyone around here states they are robotic and not consistent, however, from my EK experience I can state they have been the second best crew I have ever had. The number 1 title has to go to KLM- just wonderful.
Anyhow, I guess that is not saying much as I usually fly on US carriers and on this side of the Pacific or Atlantic airlines are not known for great cabin service.
Again, thank you for sharing.

Regards,

Chepos



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16295 times:
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Nice report an pictures, thanks for posting.

The flight looked pretty empty in J, was that the case?

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 4):
Quoting chrisrad (Reply 1):
no sense of space or privacy, to compare to SQ for example.

There is a slight sense of privacy on SQ's 380, but when I paid a visit on board, I was surprised at how close the IFE screen was, it seemed very tight leg room wise for J seat.

- The best seats for priacy one EK's A380's are the 'proper' window seats, ie A etc, they are pretty good, at least from my experience.

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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16230 times:

Really enjoyed that,but tut tut, where was the menu shot?  
Only kidding. looks like a really good flight,is the window seat the on to go for?



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User currently offlinechrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1055 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 15812 times:

quote=LHR380,reply=4]
There is a slight sense of privacy on SQ's 380, but when I paid a visit on board, I was surprised at how close the IFE screen was, it seemed very tight leg room wise for J seat.[/quote]

From seatguru.com


EK A380

Business Class: seats A,E,F,K: Pitch 48" upright / 79" flat
seats B,D,G,J: Pitch 39" upright / 70" flat seat width 18.5" (SQ Economy seat is wider than this)

SQ A380

Business Class: Pitch 55.0" Seat Width 34.0"



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