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03.07.2010 - 04.07.2010 20 °C
The '8' in A380 reflects the cross-section double decker/ 1 fat lady of the passenger area. I won't get to see the spectacular Edese Doret V-VIP area not this time anyway, but may be someday.
It was one of the nicest economy flight experiences with some well thoughout designs, for instance, a cup holder which is not stuck to the tray and a seat adjustment where the whole seat (the bum bit as well the back bit shifts together, drawings to follow). The plane was also quieter than other planes, the downside of that was that you could hear all the screaming babies all the louder.
The other sign of customer centric and service orientated design included :
- relatively soothing muted colour pallette
- professional menu distributed within economy
- hot towels to wipe hands and face
- constant cleaning up of rubbish
- mouthwash in the toilet
- full length mirror in the toilet
And the plane food was definately above average - again it seemed well thought out. I had my trusty Tobasco to dowse away any blandness.
Incidentally the following website is a great for suitably lowering expectations and preparing yourself for mealtimes on planes :
And idea going forward, why can't we buy a survival kit for the actual plane journey ?? it could include condiments and even a replacement nutritious meal pack which is perfect for long hauls, a memory stick with the top 10 books, rejuvenating creams etc. Just everything you would need for a journey for longer than 5 hrs.
Also have a family only part of the plane which is sound proof.
My mate Shumi from London also added the following comments :
Emirates is the best airline I've flown with. I like the fact they have 100 recent films to watch as well as hundreds of others. You can start watching as soon as you get into your seat, so there's no waiting for other passengers to stop faffing around and the plane to take off. On one flight, because of various delays. I managed to watch an entire film before we had taken off! The little touches are also great: menus and choice of food.