A Review of Flying First Class on Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
*This post is about the Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft. If you are looking for my latest review of the Emirates A380 first class experience with the spa showers, see my post and video here.
Flying Emirates First Class is a destination in and of itself. No need to get where you are going quickly on this flight. It is so luxurious that one might actually prefer their in-flight experience to last longer so that they are able to savor this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Yesterday I flew from JFK to Milan on Emirates Airlines and the experience lived right up to its ultra-lux reputation. Starting with the swanky airport lounge, which I became quite familiar with on my seven hour layover, everything was done to perfection. Massive spreads of cheese, hummus, dips, crudités, and more were set throughout the lounge. A large dinner buffet, which smelled divine and quickly lured me in, had me helping myself to an overflowing plate full of goodness in almost no time.
The lounge also features a top shelf self-service bar with almost any kind of beverage you can imagine.
Drumroll please…The best thing about the lounge was that it had large, clean, private shower rooms. After traveling for 10 hours and still 14 hours to go, I decided to take full advantage and have a relaxing warm rinse. The room was complete with fresh linens, toiletries and even a towel warmer.
Upon entering the first class cabin of the aircraft I was quite impressed. The first thing I noticed were fresh roses everywhere. The walls were a two-toned pearly white and the windows and TV’s were encased by beautiful wood accents. Each seat, or rather, “suite” was complete with its own personal beverage bar, a work desk, vanity area and lighted make up mirror.
After being seated I was greeted with my choice of champagne, juice, or water, and then was handed a hot towel for my face and hands. I ordered a gourmet dinner off of their yummy looking menu and it did not disappoint. When I discovered that the seat I was sitting in was also a massage chair I was quite delighted. But wait…It gets better! I was given a Bulgari handbag filled with Bulgari toiletries, and when it was time to sleep, the lights turned down revealing a ceiling full of twinkling stars. Why can’t every airline pay attention to detail like this? I should also mention that my flight attendant, who was absolutely beautiful, was the kindest and most attentive stewardess I’ve had in a while.