Review of Emirates flight Munich Dubai in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK52
Class Economy
Seat 73J
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 06:10
Take-off 12 Apr 17, 22:45
Arrival at 13 Apr 17, 06:55
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Rob777ER
By 1160
Published on 17th May 2017

Emirates Flight EK52 from Munich to Dubai



Welcome everyone!
I wanna share my trip to Manama, Bahrain over the Easter Weekend for the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Trip Overview
First, let’s start with a short overview.
There were several options to get to Manama.
For example, a direct flight with Gulf Air from FRA or different options with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar.
In conclusion, the cheapest and most comfortable option for this trip to Manama was flying with Emirates via Dubai.
So I had some great flight times, departing on Wednesday Evening - arriving von Thursday morning and flying back home on Monday morning - arriving on Monday evening back in MUC.


Leg #1: Flight EK52 MUC -> DXB | April 12th, 2017 You are here!

Leg #2: Flight EK837 DXB -> BAH | April 13th, 2017 Can be found here: DXB => BAH (EK837)

Leg #3: Flight EK838 BAH -> DXB | April 17th, 2017 Part 3 can be found here: BAH => DXB (EK838)

Leg #4: Flight EK51 DXB -> MUC | April 17th, 2017 Part 4 can be found here: DXB => MUC (EK51)


Pre-Flight Information
Emirates changed a few things since my last time flying with them back in September 2015.
EK offers now different fares in Economy with different conditions.

In January i booked a flight and hotel package via Expedia, which was quite a good price.
But I got the cheapest Economy Class fare - so I was not able to reserve a seat for my flights for free.
There was the option to pay for it.
25€ for each of the long-haul flights MUC -> DXB and DXB -> MUC.
10€ for each of the short haul flights DXB -> BAH and BAH -> DXB.
Overall another 70€ combined - I was a little bit sad, because 70€ just for seat reservation? Hmm … it's quite expensive - in my opinion.

In the end, I waited until the online check-in opened and was lucky on all four flights - I got seats which were okay.
Only the BAH -> DXB rout was in the middle 10 seat row, which was not that nice - but for a 1h flight okay!

The overall load for EK52 on April 12th was quite huge. I did not see any empty seat in Economy Class and I think Business and First was also packed.


Flight Equipment
Type: Airbus A380-800
Reg: A6-EEG
First Flight: 2012-12-14 (almost 4.5 years old)
Note: Aircraft was equipped with the "new" Economy Seats


Flight Times
Note: Times are in local time!!
Scheduled Departure: 10:35 pm
Push Back 10:45 pm
Actual Departure: 11:00 pm
Scheduled Arrival: 06:30 am
Actual Arrival: 06:50 am
Arrival at Gate: 06:55 am


Flight Ticket
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EK52 from MUC to DXB

Our A380 at the gate
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Pictures during taxiing and departure
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Inflight magazines and Safety Card
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Menu for todays Flight EK52
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Dinner
I choose the chicken which was very good - nothing special, but the known EK standard I would say.

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Good Morning!!
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Landing in DXB
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At the Gate in DXB
Watch out - Animals are crossing @ DXB
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Parked @ the Gate
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Photos from the Airpot - still very calm at around 7am
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Verdict

Emirates

8.5/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment8.5
Meal/catering8.5

Munich - MUC

7.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Dubai - DXB

8.3/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

As always - you get a very good product for your money when you fly with Emirates.

Yeah now doubt, the cheapest Economy Class Fare without the option to reserve your seats for free is annoying, but I think a lot of airlines do the same.

Another aspect: Flying the A380 is .... yes, still different. It was my 13th flight with an A380 and I am still exited and surprised, how well the A380 is flying … silent and smooth ... wonderful!! And let's be honest - you have so much space in the Economy Class ... I love it! Hopefully they won’t change that to 11 sears in a row in the next time.

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