Emirates Airline Review

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Emirates, owned by the Dubai government, was founded 30 years ago. Since then it has become the world’s biggest international carrier (and seventh largest in terms of revenue) and boasts a vast dedicated terminal at Dubai International airport.

Close to two million people visit Dubai on business-related activity annually, though millions more – like me – will only see the airport, to catch a connecting flight. Favourable geography – the airport sits within eight hours flying time of two-thirds of the world’s population – goes some way to explain how Dubai was able to knock Heathrow from its position as the world’s busiest airport in late 2014 with almost 69 million passengers passing through that year.

THE SEAT

Comfortable seat with a large seatback storage pouch, adjustable headrest, good recline and a foldable tray with separate cup holder.

BAGGAGE

Emirates provides a generous checked luggage allowance of 30 kilograms plus one carry-on bag up to 7 kilograms.

ENTERTAINMENT

With more than 2000 channels of on-demand entertainment (including TV shows, documentaries, podcasts, radio stations and more than 500 movies), you could easily spend most of the flight deciding what to watch. A useful favourites system allows you to save options to a wish-list and delivery is via one of the largest seatback screens I’ve seen in economy – a whopping 10.6 inches (27 centimetres).

SERVICE

Efficient and unfailingly polite service from a crew that hails from 18 countries and speaks 13 languages. Colouring books for the kids are a nice touch.

CUSTOMERS REVIEWS

By Tim from United States,

After flying on primarily on US flights for years, I thought flying could not be enjoyable. Wrong. We flew round trip economy JFK to Milan and the trip was wonderful. Great service, food entertainment and hospitality.

By James from United States,

I fly Emirates all the time between US and Mid East, and Mid East to SE Asia. It is a reliable, on time airline and cabin crews very friendly and helpful. I have been a gold card member for years, and will always choose Emirates. They have never let me down.

After flying on primarily on U S flights for years I thought flying could not be enjoyable. Wrong we flew round trip economy from JFK to Milan in April and the flights were wonderful from start to finish. Great service, food entertainment and hospitality. – See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/passenger-reviews/4/emirates#sthash.4IS6maid.dpuf
I’m amazed at some of the poor reviews. I fly Emirates all the time between US and Mid East, and Mid East and SE Asia. – See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/passenger-reviews/4/emirates#sthash.4IS6maid.dpuf
I’m amazed at some of the poor reviews. I fly Emirates all the time between US and Mid East, and Mid East and SE Asia. – See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/passenger-reviews/4/emirates#sthash.4IS6maid.dpuf
I’m amazed at some of the poor reviews. I fly Emirates all the time between US and Mid East, and Mid East and SE Asia. It is a very reliable, on time airline and cabin crew very friendly and helpful. To me, what makes or breaks a good experience are the passengers, and one needs to be very aware that certain nationalities do not discipline children, and are free to scream and impose with total disregard to others. Emirates can’t randomly select who they let on board. And while crew frequently bring soft drinks around during a flight, passengers also should be aware that a snack basket with drinks is kept in the galley, to collect at will. Food in economy is on par with other airlines, and if you fly frequently on a route, the menu tends to stay the same. In business, the meals are great, as are snacks in bar area. If I have a complaint, it’s not against Emirates, but the congestion at DXB, which can lead to delayed push-backs and holding patterns. I’ve been a gold card member for years, and will always choose Emirates. They’ve never let me down. – See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/passenger-reviews/4/emirates#sthash.4IS6maid.dpuf
I’m amazed at some of the poor reviews. I fly Emirates all the time between US and Mid East, and Mid East and SE Asia. It is a very reliable, on time airline and cabin crew very friendly and helpful. To me, what makes or breaks a good experience are the passengers, and one needs to be very aware that certain nationalities do not discipline children, and are free to scream and impose with total disregard to others. Emirates can’t randomly select who they let on board. And while crew frequently bring soft drinks around during a flight, passengers also should be aware that a snack basket with drinks is kept in the galley, to collect at will. Food in economy is on par with other airlines, and if you fly frequently on a route, the menu tends to stay the same. In business, the meals are great, as are snacks in bar area. If I have a complaint, it’s not against Emirates, but the congestion at DXB, which can lead to delayed push-backs and holding patterns. I’ve been a gold card member for years, and will always choose Emirates. They’ve never let me down. – See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/passenger-reviews/4/emirates#sthash.4IS6maid.dpuf
FINAL VERDICT
It would be hard to knock the Emirates flight thanks to an attentive crew, comfortable seats, modern aircraft and seamless boarding and connection.

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