After arriving a little bit late from Singapore a few passengers had to hurry to reach their connecting flights to Hamburg or Amsterdam. Even with the delay I had about 2.5hours until my connecting flight to Munich, so there was plenty of time to look around Dubai International Airport. In the afternoon DXB is not that busy as around midnight.
Some pictures of DXB.
An A380-800 next to our Gate gets ready for departure to JFK.
Another Emirates B777-300.
Registration: A6-EOM Delivered : 3rd August 2015 She was new to the Emirates family, only 1.5 months. She operated the inaugural flight to Orlando on September 1st 2015.
Unfortunately I was not able to take a picture of here.
Scheduled Departure: 04:30pm Push Back : 04:30pm Actual Departure : 05:15pm
Scheduled Arrival : 08:50pm Actual Arrival : 08:50pm Parking Position : 08:55pm
(All times are local)
Boarding started right on time and was done very quickly. Load for the flight was about 70%.
Some pictures of the ramp at DXB during taxiing to the runway.
Thankfully I was able to see the last A340-500 of the Emirates fleet. She will retire on October 3rd 2015 after operating flight EK641 from KBL to DXB. I flew with an Emirates A340-500 to the Seychelles in August 2013, unfortunately I didn't note the registration back then.
More photos during taxiing.
Crossing the closed south runway.
When we arrived at the runway we had to wait a few minutes because a lot of other Emirates flights were in front of us. After all aircrafts departed and we were the next in line, the captain made an announcement, that there were some technical issues which they try to solve with the local maintenance Engineers. The captain did not say what exactly was wrong but I guess, that there were some electrical problems with the onboard sound system. Everytime the crew made an announcement prior to taxiing the sound was very bad and the system crashed.
Nevertheless I took a few pictures of other flights arriving at DXB.
Philippines Airlines A330.
Qatar B777 with FC Barcelona paint scheme.
Other flights lineup.
Half an hour later the captain made another quick announcement Prepare for takeoff.
Video: Let's fly home.
It was a little bit dusty over the Persian Gulf and the Iran.
Meal service started just after the seat belt signals went out.
Here is the menu for EK51.
Once again I chose the chicken.
It was a great piece of chicken, which was very good.
The cabin during the first part of the flight.
During my return flight, Hajj took place. Emirates showed the location of Mecca on the actual flight path during prayer times. Great customer service. I saw this service only on the A380, I did not notice anything on the Triple Seven on my flight before.
When I finished my meal I finished the last few episodes of season 4 of 2 Broke Girls. After that I read something and watched the available onboard cameras when we reached Europe.
A few more pictures of the cabin.
I was a little bit bored so I tried the Emirates On Air Wifi. It was very easy to connect and worked fine so far, maybe a little bit too slow.
As on my flight MUC-DXB, ice cream was offered about 1.5 hours before landing.
The rest of the flight was unspectacular. Even with the delay in Dubai we landed right on time and were finally at home.
Here is the last picture of this series. The flight path of the day.
Thank you for reading my trip report and I hope that you enjoyed it.
Dubai - DXB
Munich - MUC
As always, flying with Emirates is great. I can't say anything negative about Emirates, it is always a very pleasant time with them. Another great thing during my trip was to experience the new Economy Class Cabin on Emirates Triple Seven.
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