Review of Emirates flight Brisbane Dubai in Business

Airline Emirates
Flight EK431
Class Business
Seat 8A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 13:40
Take-off 30 Jul 19, 22:50
Arrival at 31 Jul 19, 06:30
EK   #3 out of 79 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 592 reviews
By 1950
Published on 10th September 2021

Hello and welcome to this new Flight Report. This is the second of the series which will bring me from Australia to France and back. Here is the routing : 


  • QF1554 - Business - Canberra → Brisbane - Boeing 717-200 Past
  • BNE-DXB in Business with Emirates - B777 You are here
  • DXB-FRA in Business with Emirates - B777 Coming soon
  • FRA-TLS in Economy with Lufthansa - A320 Not available
  • TLS-FRA in Economy with Lufthansa - A320 Coming soon
  • FRA-DXB in Business with Emirates - A380 Coming soon
  • DXB-MEL in Business with Emirates - A380 Coming soon
  • MEL-CBR in Business with Qantas - B737 Coming soon

I unfortunately didn't have enough time to head to the lounge, as our flight was around half an hour late. A quick look at our 'Discover Tasmania' 717 :

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Our flight started boarding as soon as we reached the international terminal… 

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So we boarded as soon as we arrived at the gate.

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Here is my seat. I was disappointed that I didn't get to fly on the new cabin, but this is probably because all Emirates 777-300 were retired in 2019. This flight was in the airplane's last months, as EK retired their last 777-300 in late September, less than two months after my flight. This is a really outdated cabin; it's in a 2-3-2 configuration, and there is no direct aisle access for window seats and middle seats in the center row of the cabin.

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As this is a bulkhead seat, the legroom is enormous and I've got three windows…

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The tablet, which acts as a second, bigger remote for the ICE In Flight Entertainment System.

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The reading light.

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The remote :

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I got orange juice as a pre-departure drink.

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Storage space :

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The USB port and power outlet and the headphone jack :

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This is the button for the privacy divider; the seat is actually not bad in terms of privacy.

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And the seating positions : takeoff & landing, relax and bed.

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The headphones were good quality.

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The geovision on the tablet :

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The IFE system : 

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We were given oshiboris (hot towels) soon after boarding.

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And the sleeping kit :

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Our ginormous engines (they are the size of a 737 fuselage) :

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Takeoff (sorry for the quality of the photos)

We were given an amenity kit after takeoff :

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And then dinner came. I ate a lot on the QF flight so I didn't eat anything, but I didn't say no to some nuts and a (another) glass of orange juice.

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It was a late-night flight, so the window blinds were closed soon after takeoff.

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After the orange juice, I decided to go to the loo, and when I came back I saw the crew had made my bed ! It was comfortable, but it was still angled flat, so not the most comfortable of beds, especially on a (almost) 14 hour flight.

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The lavatories were clean, and pretty spacious too !

I slept for 3-ish hours until we arrived here, over the Java Sea. I then watched movies and then slept again.

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Before landing, we were served breakfast. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the breakfast. I remember it being good, though. Anyway, here are some pictures I took after breakfast. Here is still my oshibori, which I kept.

I also checked out the in-flight magazines. Oh, and btw the ICE system was fantastic ! 

Now some nice photos of the approach into Dubai. We got some beautiful views of the desert and mountains of Oman and the UAE…

And we also sow some friends on the way !

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We landed and (as always in DXB) I spotted lots of 777s, A380s, 737s, and, well, that's it.

Oh ! A 777 !

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Oh ! A 737 !

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Oh ! Another 777 !

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Goodbye ! You will (not) be missed… 

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Fuselage shot :

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Thanks for reading ! Stay safe 😷

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Cabin crew9.0

Brisbane - BNE


Dubai - DXB



This was a good flight, despite the outdated seat. The crew was definitely good. They made my bed without me even asking, a good reflex on late night flights like these,

Information on the route Brisbane (BNE) Dubai (DXB)

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

The average flight time is 13 hours and 58 minutes.

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