ronen763
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EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi a.nutters,

Currently a few days into a trip and had some time online so decided to upload some pics I snapped and do up a TR. Hope you enjoy.

Route: JFK - DXB
Flight: EK 202
Aircraft: A380
Date: 11-10-2010
Departure: STD 11:30PM, delayed 45 mins, baggage removed due to missing pax
Arrival: STA 8:30PM (+1), early 45 mins, strong winds

My mom flew into NYC from LA and I from Boston, where we met up with my brother and sister-in-law for a few days before heading out to India. We were flying Emirates, who sent a car to pick us up at my brother's place in the city a few hrs before our flight, which was a nice added service. We got to the airport around 8:00 and checked in, where I noticed a large number of passengers on our flight were continuing like me onto point in South Asia. We hit up the lounge and boarded a little after 10:45.

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Jetway @JFK. The A380 was reintroduced on the DXB-JFK-DXB route several days before my flight, which I was excited to find out about since I'd wanted to try out the A380. A jetway straight to the a/c from the biz/first lounge at JFK was recently introduced as well, making for real smooth boarding

We boarded and were greeted by EK f/as. I love the uniforms and the international presence among them- I think on our flight alone, there were about 15 languages spoken between them!

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My seat, 21B. All in all...AWESOME. Reclined to nearly flat, crazy good legroom (keep in mind I'm only 5'7'' =)), nice sized TV w/ remote, mini "fridge" next to you w/ drinks etc, airplane-seat-turned-massage-chair, etc.

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Seat opposite me

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Remote control, fridge, cool little storage area

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The massage options were siiiiiick

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Almost bedtime. The f/as bring out the "mattresses" and lay them on your seat, which is awesome

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[i]Some bubbly before turning in[i]

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Upper deck bar. Pretty sweet...had a great selection of stuff. Throughout the flight there was I'd say at least one "customer" here at any given time, although a couple times I saw 4-6 which was fun; usually staffed by one f/a when drinks were being ordered. I think a good addition would be some sort of a dark-colored rug to make the area a bit more comfy (although this might be problematic as the food/drink carts pass thru here to/from the galley so the floor may need to be free of any obstructions?...don't know). Note the sitting area.

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Sitting area port side

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Opposite the bar and before the lavatories, there's this screen and a selection of goodies that was frequently replenished.

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Door

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Shot of the upper deck biz class in action. Note the cool lit up Burj decoration

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The IFE was awesome. Great selection of movies (very current ones), TV shows, documentaries, music, flight status, cameras, shopping, games, etc. Hard to get bored

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There were several camera views available. This is of us looking forward, approaching DXB

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Bye =(

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Spent my couple hrs in DXB browsing the shops. Loved the dates here, probably the best I've ever tasted.

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Love hookah

Headed up to check out the EK lounge then down to the gate for boarding

Route: DXB - BOM
Flight: EK 500
Aircraft: B777-300
Date: 11-11-2010
Departure: STD 11:30PM, on time
Arrival: STA 2:50AM (+1), on time

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My seat, 10A

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Looking across biz class

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Good legroom

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I'm bigger than you =)

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View of the city on takeoff

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The top of our plane got ripped off =)

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a little snack

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Our neighbor on arrival at BOM. On the other side of us was another bird from Africa, an Air Mauritius A340

Some pics of the trip so far:

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A street in Andheri, Mumbai

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Me in Mahabalipuram, which is about an hour south of Chennai on the southeastern coast of India

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Pondicherry

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Pondicherry

Next up will be a TR on my return to the US at the end of the month. If I'm able to, I'll also try to do one up for my internal flights here: MAA-DEL on 9W, DEL-VNS-HJR-VNS-DEL on IT, and DEL-BOM on 9W.

Thanks for reading!

-ron
 
Luxair747SP
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi Ron
nice TR, the business class of EK is one of the best in the world and I hope yolu enjoyed their service much =)
Looking forward to the R/T leg
Cheers
Johannes
My blog about travelling in Moscow & Russia:
https://russiainanutshell.wordpress.com
 
ojas
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:43 pm

Nice TR! good to see A380 back to JFK.
Great leaders don't tell you what to do ... they show you how it's done!
 
MSS658
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:38 pm

Nice trip report. I'm glad that you have had a chance to fly the A380, I might be flying it as well in jan. from DXB to CDG.
Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
 
eaa3
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:55 pm

Nice report!

BTW. do you know what the statement on your shirt means.
 
ronen763
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:14 am

Quoting Eaa3 (Reply 4):

BTW. do you know what the statement on your shirt means.

It says something to effect of "I have no idea what this t-shirt says" in Icelandic =)
 
CJNYC30
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:29 am

So good to see the 380 back at JFK! Was getting sick of seeing the 77W when I would go into work. Looks like I'll have to take advantage of our pass agreements with EK!
 
ronen763
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RE: EK JFK-DXB-BOM, A380/773 Biz (pics)

Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:33 pm

Quoting CJNYC30 (Reply 6):
So good to see the 380 back at JFK! Was getting sick of seeing the 77W when I would go into work. Looks like I'll have to take advantage of our pass agreements with EK!

Yup, I was real happy about it since my return to the states is DXB-LAX on one of EK's triple 7s, so that was my only 380 opp!

Thanks everyone for the responses!

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