Review of Emirates flight Port Louis Dubai in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK 0704
Class Economy
Seat 29G
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 05:55
Take-off 30 Jul 14, 22:20
Arrival at 31 Jul 14, 04:15
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FConceicao
By SILVER 6308
Published on 19th October 2014
After the DXB-MRU sector with A380 ((flight-report.com/en/report-8285.html) it's now time for the return flight to Dubai, this time with a B773ER

Airport Terminal


FIDS
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Flight: Emirates EK 0704
Route: MRU-DXB

Aircraft Registration: A6-ECH
Type: Boeing 777-31HER
MSN: 35581
LN: 714
Delivery date: 09/May/2008

From: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU-FIMP)
Date: 30/Jul/2014
Terminal: 1
Check-in: A7
Boarding gate: 19
Scheduled time of Boarding: 21h35
Actual time of Boarding: 21h45
Stand: 9
Off-Block: 22h11
Taxi: C, B, Backtrack Rwy 14
Taxi time: 8 minutes
Departure runway: 14
Scheduled time of Departure: 22h15
Actual time of Departure: 22h19 (4m late)
Metar: Wind 160º/15kts, Visibility 5000m, light rain showers, Few clouds 600', Broken clouds 1300' and 4500', Temperature: 21º, Dew Point: 19º, QNH: 1024

The aircraft that carried me back to Dubai
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Gate 19
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Boarding
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Photo from the 29G
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Safety card
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The Menu
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That's my dinner: Seared chicken as main course, Poached calamari as appetiser and raspberry frangipane to finish the meal
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Stars on ceiling panels
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Time for the breakfast/snack: Fruit and croissant
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Cabin before approaching Dubai
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Close to the runway
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To: Dubai International Airport (DXB-OMDB)
Date: 31/Jul/2014
Arrive runway: 30L
Scheduled time of Arrive: 04h45
Actual time of Arrive: 04h16 (29 minutes earlier)
Metar: Wind 030º/6kts, Variable between 320º to 110º, Temperature: 35º, Dew point: 17º, QNH: 0997
Taxi: K6, K, Z
In-Block: 04h21
Taxi time: 5 minutes
Stand: F10
Disembarking time: 04h35
Terminal: B

In-Block
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The GE-90 big engine (The air intake had a diameter of 3 meters), a Qatari A320 and an Egyptian B777
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Cabin after disembarking


Business Class
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Way to the exit
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The boarding pass and baggage tags
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And some photos from Dubai
Beach
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Jumeirah Mosque
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Roof top near Deira Spice Souk
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Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel
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Metro and the skyline
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Outside Dubai Mall
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Burj Khalifa
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Emirates store inside Dubai Mall
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Aquarium inside Dubai Mall
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Verdict

Emirates

8.3/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.0

Port Louis - MRU

8.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Dubai - DXB

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Very good flight with Emirates!

Information on the route Port Louis (MRU) Dubai (DXB)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 14 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Port Louis (MRU) → Dubai (DXB).


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

The average flight time is 6 hours and 40 minutes.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 120390 by
    semsem 10 Comments

    Did you like Mauritius?

    • Comment 303607 by
      FConceicao SILVER AUTHOR 24 Comments

      Hi

      Thank you for the comment!
      Semsem, I enjoyed Mauritius! It's a good destination! Not only a beach destination but also with other interesting things to do and see! The only negative aspect is the temperature of the water at July: 24º - cold for me!

  • Comment 120400 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5318 Comments

    Another great report with nice photos! Hope you had a great time in Mauritius and Dubai. I see that you were flying stby; do you work for EK or another carrier? Did you make all the flights you tried for? I'm guessing EK does not upgrade staff or can you pay for standby in business? Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 303652 by
      KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5318 Comments

      Thanks for your response! Good to know. I used to work for an airline too and avoided flying LH as staff from bad experiences. Too bad you can't standby for Business on EK, that would be nice! I wonder if they are oversold in Y if they will upgrade pax from Y to J to free up seats for staff instead of just putting staff in J. Travelling as staff became too difficult with the high load factors over the years and I stopped non-reving (as we call it in the US) a long time ago. I now buy all my tickets and don't have to deal with the stress of worrying if I will get on a flight or not.

    • Comment 303608 by
      FConceicao SILVER AUTHOR 24 Comments

      Hi

      Thank you for the comment!
      KévinDC, I'm staff of TAP Portugal. The only flight I lost was the Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Lisbon because the Flight Manager forgot that I had requested jump seats, but Lufthansa has a very bad service for staff... My baggage wasn't checked at Dubai and wasn't shipped to Lisbon, because Lufthansa instead makes check-in, put you in Stand-by and gives the Boarding Pass at boarding gate, Lufthansa just do the check-in after all the passengers... In the most airlines you could buy tickets in business but in Emirates only in Economic and they don't upgrade anyone and refuses to give jump seats!

  • Comment 120580 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this report with a nice bonus and good photos.

    I used to work for two airlines a long time ago and know what you go through with the standby game. I'm surprised to hear about your bad experience with LH. The only time that I flew as an airline employee with them was in the late 1990's from LHR-MUC and surprisingly I was upgraded to J when they issued me my boarding pass. Nowadays I just buy my own tickets and as KevinDC said, I don't have to deal with the stress of not knowing if I will make it on the flight or not. It was fun back then but these days there are just too many people flying and thanks to the internet travelers are savvier than ever.

    Your meals look good, but personally I don't like bread wrapped in plastic. I just flew KL and they warm the breads and serve them individually on the tray in Y, and although AF does not heat them, they have decent quality ciabatta type and you are offered refills. One would expect a bit more from EK given their nice reputation. Were you offered a special fruit meal that was an extra one for your second meal? That plate has a lot of fruits.

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