So I am back at the States (a bit earlier than planned), and i can say that i enjoyed my flights with Emirates. If I had to choose making this trip again though, probably I would go with Singapore air and not Emirates. There were a few things that Emirates just did not do right on their flights:
- Their beverage service after a meal lags behind by 20-30 min, this happened consistently on all flights i was on, so at the last leg i had to "stash" a wine bottle in my seat pocket to have with my dinner.
- They always start their meal service from the front so by the time they are at the back they do not have all the options available, other airlines start their first meal from the front and the the second from the back so that at least on the second meal you can get your first option. By the 4th leg I could not have any more of their Hindu Veg option...
- I found most of their flight attendants to be fairly young and inexperienced, many calls were not responded to, and actually they gave the impression that they were too tired to attend to people. Some of them actually were surely...
- Although the legroom was generous on their 777-300ERs the width of their seats is miserable, the flight from dxb to sfo was packed, the elbow space was very restricted when you have a neighbor
Overall I would say Emirates averages better than LH
/UA but I can not understand all the hype, certainly not the airline with perfect service, i would give them a 6 out of 10 in economy as an average across all the flights i was on.