Emi­rates sets the bar sky high

Signature Travel & Lifestyle - - Travel & Style -

Chris­tine Retschlag Busi­ness Class Bris­bane to Dubai EK435 A380-800

With a broad range of en­ter­tain­ment, whether it is from the com­fort of your own seat, or at the ul­tra-swish sky bar, about the only is­sue pas­sen­gers will have fly­ing Emi­rates Busi­ness Class is find­ing the time to en­joy ev­ery­thing, even on a long-haul flight.

Emi­rates Busi­ness Class of­fers the works, start­ing with 76 lieflat seats in a 1-2-1 con­fig­u­ra­tion that con­vert to fully flat beds up to 200cm long, 47cm wide and a roomy 112cm seat pitch. There are also pri­vate mini-bars with bev­er­ages in per­sonal seat ar­eas, large re­tractable ta­bles and elec­tron­i­cally op­er­ated sep­a­rate foot-rest ex­ten­sions. As for stowage, Emi­rates has a space for your lap­top and shoes, as well as ad­justable head­rests, noise-can­cel­la­tion head­sets and dual USB ports.

Last year, Emi­rates in­vested more than US$140 mil­lion on qual­ity wines. And it shows. Busi­ness Class pas­sen­gers are in­vited to in­dulge in a five-course meal. Menus on in­ter­na­tional long-haul flights are changed monthly and de­signed to re­flect the in­di­vid­ual route.

The Emi­rates Busi­ness Lounge in Bris­bane fea­tures a busi­ness cen­tre with in­di­vid­ual work­sta­tions and com­pli­men­tary broad­band and wire­less LAN ac­cess. There’s a ded­i­cated din­ing area with an ex­pan­sive bar. A de­light­ful sur­prise is the di­rect ac­cess to the air­craft via an air bridge straight onto the up­per deck of the plane.

Like some­thing out of a fu­tur­is­tic sci-fi flick, Emi­rates re­ally de­liv­ers in style with its On­board Lounge at the rear of Busi­ness Class on the up­per deck of its A380. Amid the Moët and canapés this is where you will find the high­fly­ers in ev­ery sense of the word, net­work­ing on two so­fas, while a 42-inch LCD screen plots the flight’s course. Bul­gari. Yes. A team of lead­ing chefs cre­ates a menu to re­flect the pref­er­ence of Emi­rates’ in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers. Moët & Chan­don NV Brut Im­pe­rial. www.emi­rates.com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.