Emirates only operates two types of aircraft. Many airlines around the globe operate short-haul and long-haul aircraft that fly long and short distances. Emirates was different. They only had two wide-bodied aircraft families. They own the Airbus A380 (two types of the family) and the Boeing 777 (two varieties). They are the largest worldwide operator of both types.
The Airbus A380 is a double-story, full-sized passenger airliner that is also the largest ever built. This aircraft is a marvel of engineering, even though it has been out-competed somewhat by Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. In 2021, the A380 was retired from production. The A380 is a large aircraft that can carry 525 passengers and has a maximum capacity of 853 passengers.
Emirates placed 123 of the 251 Airbus orders for this superjumbo – almost half the total ever flown.
Emirates also operates the Triple Seven. This American wide-body airliner was designed to bridge the gap between Boeing 767 and Jumbo Jet 747.
They fly the routes that aren’t worthy of the A380, making up half the Emirate fleet. These luxury services are not often up to the same standards as the A380 flagships.
These aircraft are quite different, and Emirate’s business class is different for each. The A380 has the entire upper deck available for luxury travel. Services may be changed for long-haul and short-haul, etc.
The future will see them diversify their flight by purchasing 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 40 Airbus A350s.
Emirates A380 Business Class
They are available on the Emirates Airline A380 Business Class. These seats seamlessly recline to a flat bed with a soft, comfortable mattress and a comfy blanket. The “Onboard Lounge” bar on the plane allows passengers to relax, network and enjoy delicious canapes.
- Flatbed: Full-Flat Bed
You will find a wide variety of regionally-inspired gourmet dishes that are far more delicious than you would expect from an airplane meal. Enjoy their delicious cuisine and more than 4,500 channels.
Emirates also puts a lot of effort into cabin design. The aircraft’s interior is adorned with rich wood panels and gold and beige colors.
The business class seats on the A380 are staggered 1-2-1. This allows couples to share a seat, or passengers can opt to be seated together.
- Length of the Bed: Range from 1.78 to 2. Meters (5.8-6.5 Feet).
- First Class: Personal Spa
The length of the beds is between 1.78 and 2 meters (5.8 to 6.5 feet). It all depends on where you are located. The aisle seats are shorter than the center seats, and the window seats are slightly longer.
Boeing 777 Business Class
The Boeing 747 Business Class is one of the most luxurious in the sky. It isn’t as luxurious as the A380, however. You can use the A380’s fully-reclinable bed, but you can recline in a chair here. This seat allows one to lie flat on the soft leather fabric.
They can be repositioned 180 degrees flat. In older versions, the seats recline more to an angle lie-flat position than in the flat version. The 777’s seat reclines into beds measuring 2m (6.5 feet) long.
- Bed Length: 2 Meters (6.5 Feet Long).
The layout of the Boeing 777s is a 2-2-2 configuration. The layout of the Boeing 777 has changed to a 2-2-2 layout.
- Personal Minibar: not Refrigerated
Internet access is available, just like the A380. You can also access your minibar and have the option to select from the same regionally-inspired gourmet dishes. The minibars inside the cabin are only stocked with water, juice, and soft drinks. They are not refrigerated. Ask the cabin crew to bring you a cold one.
Business Class meals are served on the linen-lined tray table. Meals are tailored to each flight. You will find more Asian food on Japanese and Korean flights. You can also expect Royal Daulton bone china and Robert Welch cutlery when dining.