Review of Emirates flight Christchurch Sydney in Business

Airline Emirates
Flight EK419
Class Business
Seat 6A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 03:20
Take-off 25 Sep 13, 15:55
Arrival at 25 Sep 13, 17:15
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By 2202
Published on 30th May 2016
Personal Emirates Business Class, Trans-Tasman Crossing
(Historical Report)

Ticket Type: Economy (Skywards Business Redemption One-Way)
Flight Routing: CHC-SYD-BKK-DXB
Registration: A6-ECA
Age (as of 30/05/16): 9.1yrs
Configuration: F8 C42 Y304
Track this Aircraft:

Flight Sequence:

1. Lounge

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Comment: Emirates does not offer an official lounge product, however the Manaia Lounge is used.

2. Pre-Departure

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Seat 6A

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Welcome drink and wine list

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CHC Pushback

Comment: Being the only passenger in the forward cabin of 14 seats created a very personal level of experience, on-time departure and efficient service.

3. Departure & Cruise

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Turbulent Climb

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View into First

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Climbing over the Southern Alps

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Emirates 777 Lie-Flat Business Product

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Dinner Service, Tuna Tartare and Chicken Cashew

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New Zealand South Island

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6A Legroom

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6A Double Window

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Tasman Cruise

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Tasman Cruise

Comment: Excellent meal service for such a short flight, 6A is the best seat in business for privacy, personal space and wing views. With the bed in fully flat configuration, it is more of a suite due to the extra length seat divider which houses the stowable screen.

4. Approach & Landing

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Approaching the coast of Australia

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Sunset Descent

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SYD Taxi

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Engine Shutdown

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De-planing forward cabin shot

5. Final Thought

Comment: Strong Trans-Tasman product offering for the length of flight, excellent catering and seat comfort and worth the miles as part of a NZ-DXB sector upgrade
Highlights: 6A seat space, personal service and catering.
Low Points: Lack of Emirates lounge (this is probably unreasonable considering the level of EK service at CHC).

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Information on the route Christchurch (CHC) Sydney (SYD)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Christchurch (CHC) → Sydney (SYD).


The airline with the best average rating is Emirates with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 3 hours and 19 minutes.

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