Flight : EK001
Origin : Dubai International Airport
Gate : 23
Airline : Emirates
Engine type : Roll-Royce Trent 892
Class: Y (3-4-3 configuration )
Seat no : 49E ( Middle seat in the center )
Aircraft type : B777-31H
Registeration no : A6-EMT
Departure time: Around 0800 - 0830 (too tired to remember)
Total flight time : 6 hrs 45 mins
I felt very tired walking around Dubai airport , just like a zombie . I expected Dubai airport's security
to be extra tight but I was surprised it was not . I had to go through security checks after leaving the aerobridge from my previous flight and I passed
the check point without any problems . Its time to explore the airport before my next flight . I had around 1 hr to do so . The airport was very neat and spacious , I like it
better then the old airport . The last time I came to Dubai was in early 90s , i flew to LHR by MAS. Anyway , I went to my gate to look at my a/c and i realized I am flying one of
the newest B777-300 in EK Fleet . A6-EMT will take me to LHR . I went into the gate and found a nice sitting area to spot planes , I saw a few a/cs that interested me like ,
Ethopian B767-300 ( took off ) , Condor B757-300 ( my first sight of the a/c ) and a few more ( i can't remember now ) .Anyway , soon it was time to board the plane . This flight is full again ,
I didnt bother to ask the Captain to fill up the form ( technical stuffs ) as I was too tired and I was hoping to catch some sleep in this flight . This time I was seating near the back of the a/c , sitting beside a chinese guy who
was making a lot of noise , i was grumbling away ( in my mind ) . I switched on the PTV and watched the pushed back and then the take off as I slowly dozed off after take off . I love takes off , the power of acceleration excites me . I used to be very afraid
of flying because of a bad experience 3 years ago flying on UA Shuttle 733 , the tubulence got so bad until I went to the hotel that night in US and had nightmares . Anyway , I am still uncomfortable with tubulence especially drops . The take off was quite smooth , and a bit of bumps here and there
during climbing . This time we were to climb to FL340 . My original plan was to sleep right through the flight but then a few pretty air-stewardness kept me awake when they were serving us snacks . I can't remember what i ate because i didnt take note , but the food was satisfying for me . The chinese guy
on my left played his techno music very loud , i got irritated and decided to watch a movie to keep my mind off the irritating noises ( sorry , i dont like technos :P). I noticed the entertainment in the PTVS are the exactly the same as my previous flight so i didnt really watch any movies . I decided to listen to some music
and afterwards , I managed to catch a couple of hours of sleep (Yeah) . When I woke up , They were serving lunch , just in time too . I got myself a Chicken meal which i regretted choosing because it was tasteless !! I was quite hungry so i had no problem finishing it up . After the meal , I played some games . There is around 30 games and you can
never get bored if you love playing games .
Soon , the flight was ending , the captain announced the descending of the a/c and told us the usual stuffs and we are the 17th !!! aircraft to land so there is a possibilty we may have to
circle around the area before landing . This time , i knew my flight is gonna end . I decide to admire the B777-300 interior again , looking at the seats cover , PTVs ...etc .It was a matter of time we touched down at (9L) which is quite rare because normally London Heathrow airport uses runway 27 ( Am i right ? ) .
We had a long taxi to our gate , I saw many a/cs in my PTV screen like BA B777 , VS B747-400 , CX 747-400 (HOY) ...etc .When the plane reached the gate , i was one of the last to leave the a/c . Honestly speaking , I found this flight too short and couldnt bare to leave the a/c . After leaving the a/c heading towards immigration .
I spot a lot of planes at this apron , this security guard came up to me and questioned me . His eyes looks kind of suspicious ,but after questioning me , he allowed me to proceed . I was kind of relieved . Immigration was not very long but the waiting fo luggage took me around half an hour . I saw my lagguge , i got the shock of my life , it was severly damaged . The handle
broke off but i was too tired to do anything so i decided to leave the airport and head to Paddington to meet my sister .
Sorry , not much details in this report because I was kind of tired after my first flight .
Anyway , these are my ratings .
Service : 10/10 ( Beautiful chicks
Cabin interior : 10/10
Comfort 3-4-3 : 8/10
PTVS : 9/10
Be Good to yourself , Fly Emirates .
Hope you enjoy my report .
Airliners is the wings of my life.