Saturday, July 21, 2012

Emirates First Class Overload: A380 round 2 - DXB to KUL


Truth be told, after hopping around the world in the last couple of weeks and having not enough sleep with a slight hangover, I was not that looking forward to this last flight of the trip. Yea, it was the A380 but I just wanted to get home and sleep in my own bed. I had to get up at 1.30am for my super early 4am flight! The complimentary Emirates car to the airport was already waiting for me when I got down to the lobby.

As expected, going through the formalities when traveling in first was painless. I was in the first class lounge a quick ten minutes after arriving at the airport. I wasn't particularly hungry but decided to pig out since I probably wasn't going to fly through Dubai especially on Emirates First Class for a while.

Salmon tartar

Beef Dumpling Soup

Buffet Selection

Cheese Selection from the Buffet

The flight departed from a A380 gate right by the lounge with an aerobridge straight to the upper deck. A friendly stewardess welcomed me on board and showed me to my seat. I decided to on seat 4A for this flight just to try seating in different places. I would not recommend this seat as the sound from the galley did end up somewhat bothering me later during the flight. Minutes later, I was served the pre-departure Dom. Amenity kits and pajamas was also promptly distributed and this was the only flight that they gave me a pretty nice Emirates bag to put all the goodies in.

Seat 4A

Once we were airborne, one of the stewardess came by and made my seat into a bed. I finally found the most comfortable way to sleep by stacking up 3 pillows. Even though I only slept for 4+ hours, it was one of the best rest I've gotten on a plane.

My bed in the sky
Internet is available on most Emirates A380 aircraft and was available on my flight. It was not like it was cheap at $5USD for 30MB or I needed to be online but I decided to give it a try just to try it out. 30MB did go pretty far and I was able to send a bunch of emails, surf the web and check on facebook before the 30MB ran out when I fell asleep.

After a hearty American breakfast, it was time to join the mile high shower club :) All passengers were allocated five minutes of water and it was more than enough. Feeling totally refreshed, some fresh fruit and a cup of cappuccino was waiting for me when I got back to my seat.


Soon after, we landed in Kuala Lumpur and my last couple of days in luxury was over. I headed over to the LCCT to catch my Air Asia flight back to Penang with one last look at the "big boy plane".


  1. NIce flight. Thanks for sharing this here with us.

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