Review of Emirates flight Melbourne Dubai in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK407
Class Economy
Seat 50K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 13:10
Take-off 14 Jun 16, 21:45
Arrival at 15 Jun 16, 04:55
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Published on 11th September 2016

Welcome to this trip report, detailing a flight with Emirates from Melbourne to Dubai, which I took in June 2016!



As it was winter time in Australia, MEL was dark even at 6pm! The check-in and security processes were very efficient and I found myself with plenty of time to spot different aircraft at the airport.

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My aircraft, A380-800 A6-EDP, after arriving from AKL.

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Close-up of a Qantas A380, taken as my flight was preparing to board!

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For this flight I had chosen seat 50K in economy, which I think is the best seat in Emirates' economy class!

An empty row 50 as boarding began

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An incredible view of the engines!

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Plenty of personal space for window seats on the A380, a godsend on such long flights!

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Checking flightradar24 as we taxiied for the active runway!

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Here's a video I took of the takeoff. The A380 is super-quiet on takeoff, which is ironic considering the aircraft is so huge!



After an initial climb, I had a look through the Emirates ICE entertainment system and connected my iPhone to the onboard wireless.

I noticed that the crew were presenting a cake to an elderly man since it was his birthday. It was cute to watch!

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Shortly thereafter the main meal service began. As I had pre-ordered the vegetarian vegan option, I was one of the first to be served. It was a truly delicous meal!

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I followed-up my meal with a Baileys coffee, to help me get some sleep!

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Before settling-in for the night I went for a walk around the cabin and visited the bathroom and inflight bar to freshen up.

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I spent the next 6-8 hours dozing off and watching a few tv shows, occasionally checking on our progress towards Dubai.

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As we approached the middle east the cabin was awoken for breakfast.

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You can check out the landing which starts after the 1 minute mark in my takeoff video!



Dubai Airport was very busy, as always, however our taxi to the terminal was quite short.

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Waving goodbye to the gargantuan A380. Luckliy, I had arrived at the pier where my later connecting flight to Dublin would depart!

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Verdict

Emirates

9.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering9.5

Melbourne - MEL

8.3/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.5

Dubai - DXB

9.4/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

For ultra-longhaul flight Emirates is my carrier of choice, and this flight proved again proved why this is so. The A380 cabin is very comfortable, the special meals I order are always nutritious and the ICE entertainment system has a wide range of quality entertainment options. And, of course, their prices are usually quite reasonable!

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2 Comments

  • Comment 366568 by
    Rl 777 810 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    "I noticed that the crew were presenting a cake to an elderly man since it was his birthday. It was cute to watch!"
    - That's really nice :).

    Meals look nice, Cadbury chocolate with the first meal was a nice touch.

    The A380 is definitely a very comfortable plane to fly with, this bird wasn't equipped with the 12,1 or 13,3 inch screens but still does the trick.

    Have a good one, see you!

  • Comment 393120 by
    Viggy123 1 Comments

    I was wondering, since I am traveling by Emirates in the summer, I want to get a special meal (Asian Vegetarian). Do i have to pay money for that?

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