Review of Emirates flight Dubai Munich in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK51
Class Economy
Seat 46K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 06:25
Take-off 24 Sep 15, 16:30
Arrival at 24 Sep 15, 20:55
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Rob777ER
By 3199
Published on 1st October 2015
Welcome everyone to the last part ot this series.


Trip overview
1. MUC-DXB (A380-800) : can be found here http://flight-report.com/en/report-11692.html
2. DXB-SIN (A380-800) : can be found here http://flight-report.com/en/report-11706.html
3. SIN-DXB (B777-300ER): can be found here http://flight-report.com/en/report-11740.html
4. DXB-MUC (A380-800) : you're here http://flight-report.com/en/report-11748.html


DXB-MUC | A380-800 | EK51

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.

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An A380-800 next to our Gate gets ready for departure to JFK.

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Another Emirates B777-300.

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Flight Information

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%.

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During boarding.

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Some pictures of the ramp at DXB during taxiing to the runway.

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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.

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More photos during taxiing.

Emirates B777
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Crossing the closed south runway.
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Emirates A330-200
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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.

Saudia A330.

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Emirates B777.

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Philippines Airlines A330.

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Qatar B777 with FC Barcelona paint scheme.

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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.

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Meal service started just after the seat belt signals went out.

Here is the menu for EK51.

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Once again I chose the chicken.

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It was a great piece of chicken, which was very good.


The cabin during the first part of the flight.

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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.

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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.

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A few more pictures of the cabin.

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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.

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As on my flight MUC-DXB, ice cream was offered about 1.5 hours before landing.

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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.
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Verdict

Emirates

8.9/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.5
Meal/catering8.5

Dubai - DXB

8.5/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Munich - MUC

8.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

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.

Information on the route Dubai (DXB) Munich (MUC)

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4 Comments

  • Comment 147971 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5361 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this nice series of reports on an almost All A380 routing! Aside from the tight 3-4-3 on the 777 leg, Emirates has a really solid product in Economy. Good seats, good IFE, and good catering. It's nice to see some airlines still making an effort to offer good service in Economy, while most others are always looking for new ways to make the experience even more torturous, lol. Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 326809 by
      Rob777ER AUTHOR 42 Comments

      You're welcome and thanks for your feedback.

      Fr me EK offers the best connections to Asia, so far.
      It is definitely a lot cheaper than LH or something else and, like you said, the service is also good - you get a lot for that amount of money.
      The 3-4-3 on the 777 is really the only bad thing (for me) when flying with Emirates, but as a B777 Fan I can ignore that a little bit.

  • Comment 148459 by
    KL651 TEAM 4505 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Nice to get on such a new aircraft.

    How was the load on that flight?

    • Comment 326812 by
      Rob777ER AUTHOR 42 Comments

      Difficult to say. One day before the flight there were still a lot of seats free in the back of the aircraft, but but Economy Class was around 80-90% full.

      I don't know anything about Business or First Class. But overall I would say the flight was not that full, in total about 80%, I guess.

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