November 12, 2017
Emirates Just Unveiled its Gorgeous First Class Suites
Emirates finally revealed its brand new First Class cabins in the Boeing 777-300ER at the Dubai Airshow today. Designed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, the suites offer 40 square feet of personal space, floor to ceiling doors, a fully enclosed private suite, virtual windows, video calling, and more. This comes just 10 days after Singapore Airlines revealed their own new Suites Class. Here’s a first look of Emirates:
First Class on the 777 consists of just six suites laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration. Each suite can be fully enclosed to offer maximum passenger privacy. You don’t even have to open your door to interact with cabin crew. Passengers can initiate an audio or video call to contact the cabin crew from a tablet next to their seat. Flight attendants can then open a side service window to serve passengers. Flyers can also control the temperature and mood lighting in their suites with a separate touch-screen control panel.
The suites come with a 32-inch TV offering over 2,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, a wireless remote, and a pair of Bowers & Wilkins noise cancelling headphones created exclusively for Emirates First Class. If you just want a light snack, you’ll find a personal mini bar with drinks and snacks available next to your TV monitor. When you’re ready for bed, slip on a pair of active moisturizing pajamas in your private suite and turn the lights off.
Emirates is also introducing the world’s first virtual windows. Since the cabin is configured in a 1-1-1 seating arrangement, the middle seats don’t have real windows. Instead, they offer virtual windows which project a live view from outside using real time HD cameras. Passengers in suites with real windows can enjoy a pair of binoculars to enhance their viewing. Emirates’ First Class experience isn’t just limited to the skies. Passengers flying through the UAE can utilize complimentary Mercedes S-Class chauffer service to and from the airport.
As great as this looks, Emirates is implementing the new cabins very slowly. They’ll be on six new 777 that are on order, along with at most three retrofitted aircraft by the end of 2019. We don’t have any timeline as to when they will be retrofitted onto the current fleet of aircraft. The first two 777s with the new cabins will begin flying between Dubai and Geneva and Brussels on December 1, 2017. If you’re interesting in learning how to book Emirates First Class flights with miles and point, just checkout my guide.
All Images Courtesy of Emirates