Tested by a Pilot: The Emirates A380 Business Class Experience (DXB-ICN)  (2023)

As an airline pilot for a competing airline, I didn’t know if I’d ever get the chance to fly in Emirates Business Class on the Airbus A380. All I knew was that I really wanted to some day. To see if it’s worth all the hype.

Is flying business class on Emirates really everything it’s meant to be? Is it worth it?

In many ways, yes. But not in all the ways. I was quite surprised by my experience as it was not exactly how I expected. Here’s why.

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How I booked Emirates Business Class seats to Asia for under 68,000 points per person

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I hate redeyes – I’ll start off by saying that. But when you get to lie comfortably flat and grab some sleep, they’re suddenly not so bad. And that’s exactly what prompted me to start searching for business class tickets on my flight from Dubai to Incheon, South Korea.

Initially, I was dismayed by the amount of Emirates Skywards points it would take to book an award flight from DXB-ICN. But I decided to give it another shot and see if I could book it through any of Emirate’s partners.

Luckily for me, I found seriously attractive rates using Air Canada’s Aeroplan. I was honestly shocked by the number of options and airlines offered by Air Canada. And seeing as I could easily transfer points directly from my Chase Sapphire Reserve card to my Aeroplan account, I was sold. I opened my account then and there.

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Transferring Points: throwing caution in the wind

There was a slight hiccup though. Seeing as there were only a few business class award tickets left and I didn’t have any points in my Aeroplan account, I had to transfer the points over or purchase them directly. The problem is that whether your transfer them from a partner or purchase them from Air Canada, the points don’t show up immediately.

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This was cause for concern, as I was worried the award tickets would be gone by the time the transfer was complete. Depending on the source, the estimated time was 2 business days or up to 72 hours, and I was purchasing these tickets the week prior (in April 2023).

Thankfully, the points landed in my account the next afternoon (about 30 hours later), and I was able to book 2 amazing business class seats on Emirates with ease and without many fees. The dream was starting to become reality.

Accessing my trip online: easier than I expected [10/10]

As often as I fly standby for almost free, I’m not new to booking award flights for a better experience. But one factor that has always irked me is the difficulty of accessing my itinerary through either the airline I’m flying on or the one I used to book the award ticket.

Luckily, I found that I had absolutely zero issues pulling up my trip through the Emirates app, making sure I could select the best seats (window please!), preloading any dietary restrictions, and having the latest travel information to make my trip seamless. Much to my pleasure, Emirates really facilitates this whole process and makes it absolutely seamless.

The Emirates A380 Business Class Experience: is it worth it? (Rated)

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While I wouldn’t go out of my way to fly business class on an Emirates 777 (particularly the middle seats – gross!), flying business class on the A380 has always appealed to me. But there’s way more to the journey than just the hard product, and after hearing raving review after raving review, I knew I had to try and compare it for myself.

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And whereas I felt that Emirates Business Class shines in many areas, it disappointed in others. It wasn’t everything I hoped it would be – though sometimes it was more. In the end, I’d just say I was very surprised.

A Whole Terminal Just for You: The Check in Process – Fabulous [10/10]

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I’m not going to lie – when my Careem captain (driver) asked me which terminal I was going to and I responded by saying “Terminal 3, business class”, I felt like kind of a boss. Seeing as I usually fly in economy, this was a fleeting moment of smugness I soaked in as much as I could.

I arrived at what would normally be a busy time at Dubai International Airport, around 2AM, but I was surprised – I basically had the whole terminal to myself.

Included are check-in kiosks, ample personnel to assist with your any request, and even better – a dedicated security zone and customs/border control area. We arrived about an hour before departure time and made it to the other side in just about 5 minutes.

Simply phenomenal – and much better than my checkin experience in business class on Ethiopian Airlines.

Emirates Business Class Lounge: Huge and Disappointing [7/10]

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As a PriorityPass member, I love to explore lounges and see what each airport has to offer. At Dubai International Airport, there’s a myriad of excellent PriorityPass lounges, some of which have become my favorites in the whole system.

So I had very high expectations from the Emirates business class lounge – which were unfortunately not met.

I’ll begin by saying that I was amazed by the incredulous size of the lounge. I’m sure you could fit a football stadium – or two – with room to spare. Included are:

  • A Costa Coffee Shop
  • Several food centers (Middle Eastern, Western, Desserts, etc)
  • Shoe shining
  • Business areas
  • Showers
  • and even a Champagne Lounge

Thanks to its massive size, there’s no issue find space to sit – a problem area for many lounges (such as the JFK T4 SkyClub).

But what disappointed me was the food.

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Whether it was the Western section or the Middle Eastern, there weren’t many options, and of the few options they did have, most were bland and unexciting. In fact, it was so regrettable that I wished I had gone to one of the PriorityPass lounges instead.

That’s saying something.

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But if you’re not there for the food, I think the Emirates Business Class lounge is great.

Emirates A380 Business Class Hard Product: Pretty Great [9/10]

Ah, it was so much fun boarding with business class and walking up the stairs (for once!) to my seat. You do get a sneak peak at First Class as you walk back towards business class, and I can’t help but feel that Emirates does this on purpose. It’s a tease – and it makes you want more for next time. Clever move, Emirates.

More Storage Room than a New York Apartment [10/10]

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As soon as I could after booking, I made sure to select one of the window seats with the seat closer to the window. This seems to offer better privacy, and more importantly (for me), an easier time looking out the windows – my favorite pastime.

When you get to your seat, you’ll find ample overhead space, and yet even better: tons of storage space. This is rare in business class. And if that’s not enough, there are two extra bins on the side of the seat for further storage, which I loved. I believe these are only offered at the window seats.

Excellent A380 Business Class Seat and Ergonomics [9/10]

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Emirates is renowned for their excellent service, but their hard product is pretty great too.

The seat is very adjustable and quite comfortable in most positions. More importantly, there is plenty of legroom in the wide footwells. This is a huge plus – especially if you’re quite tall.

The wood accents are magnificent, and really add to the feel of luxury. There’s an outlet, USB-B and USB-C inlets, a personal air vent in the seat, a lovely prefilled drinks area, an excellent amenity kit with everything you need and more, and even a comfortable mattress pad and pillow.

In terms of improvements, the seat could be made slightly wider, and a privacy door would go a long way. The issue here is that there would be almost no reason to book First Class anymore, so I’m not sure Emirates will ever upgrade it Business Class seats anymore than they already are.

Emirates Business Class Service: Not the dream I was hoping for [8/10]

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I’ve always admired Emirates for their excellent service – even in economy class. But that’s where my disappointment comes in – I expected more.

There were several Korean speakers, which I think is fantastic to have, and I always love hearing about all the languages spoken by crew on any given flight. Oftentimes it exceeds 15 languages. Crazy.

But the service itself didn’t feel special or individualized, even with a half empty business class cabin. In fact, it practically felt identical to the service you’d get in economy – apart from one thing: the bar.

The A380 Business Class Bar: an unforgettable experience [10/10]

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I’m not a big drinker, but I decided that while I was there, I might as well try out the onboard business class bar on the A380. After all, YOLO.


I was stupefied by the amount of choice you have – and the quality of the selection. I truly wish American carriers had something, anything, that compared to the selection of drinks you have on Emirates.

But hold on to your beer – the drinks weren’t even the best part.

Unlike the service we got in our seats, the flight attendants at the bar truly treated us like royalty. At one point, they even offered to take pictures of us with an old polaroid. We happily obliged.

Emirates offers practically bottomless service of whatever you desire – and quite good stuff too. In fact, it seems you could drink away the price of your seat if you tried hard enough. Unfortunately I don’t have the tenacity for that. One glass of excellent champagne was good enough for me.

Some of the beverage selections include:

  • Vitality Drinks (no added sugar, gluten free, vegan)
  • Mocktails (Virgin Mary, Orange Fizz, Virgin Cucumber Gimlet, Mint Lemonade, etc)
  • All sorts of tea, cappuccinos, decaf
  • Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
  • Wines from France, Germany, and Italy with vintages back to 2010
  • Top shelf liquors

A tasty treat: Emirates delicious onboard cuisine [9/10]

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Even in economy, Emirates offers honestly quite tasty food. I’ve never been disappointed.

In business class, you’re treated to an excellent selection. On our flight from Dubai to Incheon, we were offered:

Breakfast, a choice of:

  • Cheese omelette with herbs
  • Chicken congee
  • Brioche French toast (my choice – absolutely delicious and not too sweet)

Lunch, a choice of:

  • Butternut squash soup, Traditional Arabic Mezzo, or Seared tuna salad as an appetizer
  • Grilled beef tenderloin (the best option), Korean Barbecue Prawns (not great), and Mapo tofu (didn’t try)

Looking around, all of the meals appeared well portioned, prepared with attention to detail, and tasty. My partner had the beef for lunch, which was excellent, whereas my Korean Barbecue Prawns left something to be desired. I think I was just unlucky with my selection.

Staying Entertained has never been so easy: Excellent IFE & Onboard WiFi [9/10]

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If you’ve flown on Emirates before, you’re probably familiar with the excellent ICE system. ICE – Information, Communications, Entertainment, is the culmination of a comprehensive and brilliant entertainment system that has been truly refined for years.

My favorite aspect of it is that you have access to 3 cameras at all times, a detailed moving flight map, and lots of information about the flight.

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If you’re less of a nerd than me (which is likely), you’ll enjoy the hundreds of movies and shows from all around the world.

The WiFi is priced reasonably if slightly high, but it’s included with business class seats. There is one catch though – your Emirates Skywards account number must be associated with your booking. Make sure to add it to your award booking either online or when you check in at the airport.

I’m knocking off a point because the WiFi didn’t work half of the flight (over China), and it’s not as robust as on other airlines.

Not so crappy: an awesome lavatory [10/10]

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Although it might not be something everyone pays attention to, I quite enjoy checking out the royal throne and seeing just how nice it is. I am a fan of the lavatories even in economy on Emirates, but business class lavatories blew me away.

Featuring an awesome large window, ample room, shaving kits, toothbrushes and paste, a wide sink, I felt right at home.

Getting off the plane behind the crowds: the downside to flying business class on an A380 [6/10]

Normally when you fly in business class, you’re in the front of the plane – which naturally means you can get off the plane first on arrival. This means getting to customs and immigrations first, one of the many techniques I use to save a whole bunch of time every time I fly.

But on Emirates business class, the seats are actually located further back than much of economy. As such, we found ourselves lost in a sea of hurried economy passengers, fallen behind and awash in the hoards. To be honest, much of the purpose of booking business class (at least for me) is the huge benefit of saving time on both ends – showing up as late as possible, boarding whenever without worrying about overhead space, and being the first to get off the plane.

Unfortunately, that’s just something you’re going to have to give up when you fly business class on an Emirates A380.

An Airline Pilots Verdict on Flying Emirates Business Class on an A380: Is it worth it?

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Overall, I’d give the entire experience an 8.5 out of 10. It was excellent in so many ways, and yet I was left longing for just a bit more in others. Certain things – like the unspectacular service – left a sour taste in my mouth. If you’re paying so much extra for a business class ticket, it should feel drastically different than what you’d perceive in economy.

But in many other ways, I was pleasantly surprised, like the business class terminal, phenomenal seat storage, and unique experience we had at the onboard bar. Overall, I’d say it’s worth it only on longer and redeye flights, or when there’s an exceptional deal on offer.

How Emirates First Class purposely degrades the quality of their Business Class

My perception of Emirates business class is this – it’s quite good, but Emirates doesn’t want to make it too good, for fear of jeopardizing their own First Class sales.

From the lack of a privacy door to unexceptional service, and a lounge with subaverage food on offer, it was obvious that Emirates was stopping short of itself on purpose.

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This is the quagmire that Emirates faces, and it’s an issue many other airlines simply don’t need to face. If you don’t even offer First Class, you can focus more on making your business class product outshine the others. It’s that simple.

Unfortunately, the undoing to the excellence of Emirates business class product is just one thing: Emirates own self.



Can you lie down in Emirates business class? ›

Luxury down to the last stitch

Introducing our redesigned 777 Business Class seat. Lie completely flat on the soft leather fabric and enjoy gourmet meals as you watch your favourite box set on the 23-inch HD TV. Experience a new level of comfort.

How many business class seats are on Emirates A380? ›

Two different three-class configurations

The upper deck on all aircraft is the same - with 76 business class seats and 14 first class suites. All A380 configurations also feature the same bar area, which is located on the upper deck at the rear of the business cabin.

What do you get in business class on Emirates A380? ›

What does Emirates business class include? Emirates business class includes chauffeur service, prioritized check-in and boarding, access to business lounges, unlimited premium alcohol and dining, luxury amenity kits, and on A380 flights access to the bar.

Where is business class located on Emirates A380? ›

Aside from Emirates First Class (with those showers) at the front, the Emirates business class cabin takes up nearly the whole upper deck of the A380. It's split into two cabins – a longer cabin in front and a smaller one behind it – for a grand total of 76 business class seats. That is a lot of seats.

Can you sleep in Emirates Business Class lounge in Dubai? ›

The Emirates business class Lounge in terminal 3 in Dubai occupies the entire level and is impressive. There is an excellent selection of food and drinks, there are prayer rooms, study workstation areas, several rest areas where you can lie down on a contour banana lounge-style couch with a blanket and have a sleep.

Is the upper deck of A380 better? ›

If you're travelling on the A380 superjumbo you have two decks to choose from – upper or lower deck. Generally, sitting on the upper deck is preferable because of the usually smaller cabin and lower density configuration (2-4-2 vs. 3-4-3). It's also quieter sitting upstairs.

Which seat is best for business A380? ›

In any case, Emirates business class is always a special experience. Verdict: Choose the first row of window seats (6 or 7A/K) or any other window seat closer to the window (A or K). If traveling as a pair, E & F is ideal, while D & G is better if all windows are gone you're alone.

What is a preferred seat on Emirates A380? ›

Preferred seat: Preferred seats are located at the front of the aircraft or on the upper deck of some of our A380 flights, so you'll be one of the first passengers to disembark. Twin seat: Sit in a row of two with just a window and an aisle seat.

How long is the bed on Emirates A380 business class? ›

The seat converts into a lie-flat bed with 6.5 feet of length, enough for nearly all passengers.

Can you use shower in Emirates business class? ›

Our lounges in Dubai have shower spas, so you can prepare for your next meeting or the journey ahead, and take advantage of our shoe shine service before you go.

Who can use the bar on Emirates A380? ›

Who can access to the Emirates A380 bar? The Emirates A380 bar is accessible to all Emirates first class and business class passengers. As expected, economy class passengers aren't granted a pass, and neither are those flying premium economy.

Is business class better on A380 or 777? ›

Seats come with a personal minibar, and Triple Seven passengers are also offered chauffeur-driven transfers and access to business class airport lounges. Although the 777's wider seats give you a better night's sleep, the privacy and lounge access onboard the A380 also make it a better choice in this class.

Does Emirates have lie flat seats in business class? ›

Lie-flat seat availability is one of the main reasons that people book an Emirates business class ticket, but the airline has several business class configurations. It is important to know your aircraft type before understanding what seat you will find.

Are Emirates business class seats lie flat? ›

Introducing our redesigned 777 Business Class seat. Lie completely flat on the soft leather fabric and enjoy gourmet meals as you watch your favourite box set on the 23-inch HD TV.

Why is Emirates business class so expensive? ›

In addition to the large fleet, it invests in further business expansion. Due to such business investments, Emirates also charges more money for the flight tickets. Emirates has the world's largest Boeing 777 fleet of aircrafts in the world.

Is there a dress code for Emirates business class? ›

What to wear in Business Class. The general rule of thumb when it comes to the business class dress code for most is smart casual, so you can still get away with your comfy flying pants however thongs (flip-flops), beachwear or clothing with offensive images or slogans are not permitted.

Can you keep Emirates pajamas? ›

As airlines cannot reuse these pajamas, these pajamas are yours to keep after the flight, according to David Adler, founder and CEO of The Travel Secret.

Which is the best business class lounge in Dubai Airport? ›

  1. Emirates First Class Lounge. 916. Airport Lounges. ...
  2. Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures, Terminal 3) Airport Lounges. ...
  3. Emirates Business Class Lounge. 169. ...
  4. marhaba Lounge. 994. ...
  5. Game Space DXB. Airport Lounges • Game & Entertainment Centers. ...
  6. Investment Homes. Airport Lounges.
  7. Novus Immigration Canada. Airport Lounges.

Do pilots like flying the A380? ›

The Pilots. For those looking after the safety of everyone on board, the A380 is generally well-loved. “The A380 is a pleasure to operate,” said Nigel, a captain for a European airline. “Handling is similar to the A320, with the 380 being a little more sensitive in pitch.

Who is the biggest customer of Airbus A380? ›

The Middle Eastern giant. The obvious answer for the largest A380 fleet is Dubai-based Emirates. The airline has a total of 121 superjumbos, including the last one ever to be built. This particular aircraft was delivered in December of 2021, marking a firm end to A380 production.

Where do pilots sleep on A380? ›

In an A380 the pilots' rest compartment is located just aft of the cockpit. Aboard Boeing's 787 Dreamliner it's above the main deck, up a short flight of stairs above the forward cabin. In other twin-aisle aircraft pilots' sleeping quarters might be below or adjacent to the cockpit.

Do you get headphones in Emirates business class? ›

Re: Emirates Business Class headphones?! Yes, they do, noise cancelling ones and I generally find them pretty good.

Where is the best place to sit in Emirates business class? ›

You want to sit in the front half of the forward cabin

However, you also don't want to be in the very front of the cabin, since the first class galley is located in front, so there's going to be some light and noise. So my preference would be to sit between rows 9 and 16. There's another reason to sit in row 16 or up.

What airline has the most seats on A380? ›

Of the planes currently in service, the passenger capacity ranges from 379 (4-class layout in Singapore Airlines) to 615 passengers (2-class layout in Emirates).

How to get free seat selection on Emirates? ›

It's free to choose your seats in First Class, when you fly on a Business Class Saver, Flex or Flex Plus fare, and when you fly in Premium Economy. If you are traveling on a Business Special fare you can select a complimentary seat when check‑in opens 48 hours before you fly.

Are all Emirates business class seats the same? ›

Emirates has several different business class seats ranging from angled-flat beds in a seven-across layout to fully-flat seats with universal direct aisle access, so you won't necessarily have the same business class seat on every Emirates business class flight.

What is the best A380 premium economy seat? ›

The best Qantas A380 premium economy seats

You'll enjoy the most legroom in any seat in row 31, which is the first row of the Qantas A380 premium economy cabin.

How long can you stay in business class lounge Emirates? ›

Relax and indulge in all our lounge services for up to four hours before your flight.

What is the longest business class flight? ›

Singapore Airlines operates the world's longest flight, using an Airbus A350 to connect Singapore and New York. I took the 18-hour journey in business class and thought it was an easy way to cross the globe.

Is there a time limit in Emirates Business Class Lounge? ›

Your purchase is valid for the lounge, flight(s) and date(s) shown on the purchase receipt. Your purchase is valid for a total duration in the lounge of up to 4 hours in Dubai and 3 hours for all other airports.

Can you wear sneakers in business class? ›

Close-toed shoes are ideal footwear option for business class travel. You can either pick up flats, boots, ankle boots, even leather sneakers if you want to add an urban vibe to your business class outfit. You can also choose pumps, if you like them and think you will feel fine wearing them for long hours.

Is everything free in Emirates Business Class Lounge? ›

Relax in our Emirates lounges

Lounge access is complimentary or discounted for you and your guest depending on your class of travel and your Emirates Skywards membership. You can also enjoy paid access to our lounges in Dubai and selected lounges worldwide.

Are all drinks free in Emirates business class? ›

Emirates airline meals are included in the price of your ticket, and all passengers will enjoy a range of complimentary non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. All meals onboard Emirates flights are Halal.

Does Emirates A380 have free WiFi? ›

Emirates Now Offers Free WiFi Onboard All Flights.

Do all Emirates A380 have showers? ›

Showers aren't available onboard Emirates' 777s, including those featuring the new first class, so this is one reason people may choose to seek out the A380 over the 777. There are two shower suites on each Airbus A380 featuring a first class cabin, and they're located at the very front of the upper deck.

Do Emirates business class passengers get lounge access? ›

​​​​​​​Emirates Lounge access is exclusive to customers flying in First Class or Business Class. If you're an Emirates Skywards Gold member traveling in Economy Class, you can enjoy access to our Business Class Lounges around the globe; Silver members can enter our Business Class Lounges in Dubai.

What is the best seat on a plane Business? ›

The best seats in Business Class

In Business Class, I'll always book a window seat (with the seat next to the window) at least one row away from the galley and lavatories. Bulkhead seats offer more room but I would only choose these if they're not near the galley/lavatories, or if they have doors.

What plane does Emirates fly to Dubai? ›

A380 Three Class long-range.

Which airlines provide best business class? ›

World's Best Business Class Airlines 2022
  • Qatar Airways.
  • Singapore Airlines.
  • ANA All Nippon Airways.
  • Emirates.
  • Etihad Airways.
  • Cathay Pacific Airways.
  • Qantas Airways.
  • Japan Airlines.

Does Emirates give Pyjamas in business class? ›

Emirates Business Class A380 – dinner. At this point, I decided to skip dessert and went to the bathrooms to get changed into my sleepwear (kept from my prior First Class flight, since Emirates don't offer sleepwear in Business Class).

Can I sleep in Emirates Business Lounge? ›

With Private Suites in First Class, flat bed seats in Business Class and extra room throughout all of our cabins, you can enjoy total comfort.

Can I sleep in Emirates business class? ›

Business Class in 3D

Experience Business Class reimagined. Take a drink from your minibar and watch endless entertainment on your widescreen. And glide your seat into a fully flat bed for a solid night's sleep.

Is it worth it to fly business class Emirates? ›

Emirates business class is one of the best in the business. Seats are comfortable, service is attentive, dining and beverage options are fantastic, and seats on the A380 even include a private bar. Emirates is a great airline, so we wouldn't expect anything less.

Is Emirates A380 business class on upper deck? ›

The upper deck on all aircraft is the same - with 76 business class seats and 14 first class suites. All A380 configurations also feature the same bar area, which is located on the upper deck at the rear of the business cabin.

Can an airline bump you from business class? ›

If that happens with premium economy or business class, some passengers will be downgraded to the next lower class – although airlines tend not to overbook their premium classes. However it can happen – for example if a smaller aircraft with fewer premium seats is substituted for a larger one.

Is Emirates business class better than British Airways? ›

British Airways has made significant improvements over the past few years. However, Emirates offers an unrivaled experience in all four cabins it offers. Emirates beats out British Airways by offering free messaging and Wi-Fi packages to Skywards premium cabin passengers and elite members and live TV to all passengers.

Does Emirates give amenity kit in business class? ›

5 Amenity kits for every class

A treat usually reserved for business, first class, and sometimes premium economy (a class that Emirates launched in 2021), the complimentary amenity kits that keep passengers refreshed after long flights are a passenger favorite.

Is first class better than business class Emirates? ›

Business-class might offer more legroom but doesn't offer a private space. The food and drink in business class are typically at a restaurant level. However, first-class dining might be at another level with an award-winning chef setting the menu.

Does Emirates have lie-flat seats in business class? ›

Lie-flat seat availability is one of the main reasons that people book an Emirates business class ticket, but the airline has several business class configurations. It is important to know your aircraft type before understanding what seat you will find.

Can you lay down on a business class flight? ›

Business Class is fantastic if you need to be well-rested when you arrive. Business Class seats are always much more comfortable than those in Economy and many airlines offer seats that transform into fully-flat beds, so you can actually lie down and sleep during the flight.

Can you lay down business class? ›

Most airlines have lie-flat seats in business class on wide-body (twin-aisle) aircraft. However, watch out for some notable exceptions to this general rule. For example, some Asia-based carriers opt to configure some of their larger aircraft for domestic and regional routes.

Can you fully recline in business class? ›

The business class seats still recline fully flat, but you don't get a separate bed (your seat is your bed), you'll have less privacy from other passengers, and there is less personal space allocated just for you.

Can you shower in Emirates Business Lounge? ›

Join us at our Business Class Lounge and unwind with your favourite drink and light bites before your flight. Freshen up in our private shower spas or choose a pampering treatment at the Timeless Spa.

Does Emirates A380 business class have shower? ›

See inside our exclusive A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa, and find out more about our complimentary chauffeur-driven transfers and luxury First Class lounges.

How long is the bed in Emirates business class? ›

Sleep. The biggest perk of business class is the lie-flat bed available for sleeping. Here is where the 777 clearly falls behind the A380 in terms of comfort. On the superjumbo, the seat slides down to create a 70-78" bed (5'8" to 6'5" depending on your seat pick) for great sleep.

What should I wear to sleep in business class? ›

Wear comfortable clothes

Stay away from clothes that are too tight as you are going to wear them for a long time. Some airline companies offer pajamas on their business class flights. But you should be prepared in case your business class flight doesn't offer pajamas.

What salary can you fly business class? ›

Verdict: if you make the above assumptions, you can fly business class on every flight if you earn over $277,014.40 annually (or if the future asset value of your productive energy can be valued on an annual basis at or over this number).

Do you get to keep business class Pyjamas? ›

Business and first-class flights offer comfort items like blankets during the flight. You must leave them on board when you're leaving the plane as they can be reused. “Paying more to travel in a better class does not entitle passengers to take items offered for the journey,” says Webber.

Where is best to sit in business class? ›

The best seats in Business Class

In Business Class, I'll always book a window seat (with the seat next to the window) at least one row away from the galley and lavatories. Bulkhead seats offer more room but I would only choose these if they're not near the galley/lavatories, or if they have doors.

Does business class skip security? ›

Flying in a first- or business-class cabin not only comes with an upgraded inflight experience, but it also gets you priority access to expedited airport security checkpoint lines at some airports.

What is the most space efficient business class seat? ›

OPTIMA is the most space efficient direct aisles access high-end business class solution. It offers a unique balance between passenger comfort and airlines revenue efficiency.

Do you get a pillow in business class? ›

Do Airlines Provide Pillows? Most international airlines provide pillows for long-haul flights regardless of whether you are in the economy, business, or first class.

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If you're on a domestic portion of a transcontinental flight and have a business class ticket, you should be able to enjoy all of the snacks, space, and amenities provided at either airport. Otherwise, you can look into getting a credit card that offers access to airport lounges.


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