Review of Emirates flight Singapore Colombo in Business

Airline Emirates
Flight EK349
Class Business
Seat 7J
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 03:40
Take-off 23 Nov 14, 00:30
Arrival at 23 Nov 14, 01:40
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studentflyer
Published on 13th November 2014
Hi and welcome to my 8th Flight Report!

This trip report will consist of 7 parts.

I: CBR - MEL Qantas QF833 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8613.html
II: MEL - PER Qantas QF653 http://flight-report.com/en/share-8615.html
III: PER - SYD Qantas QF568
IV: SYD - SIN Qantas QF5 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8648.html
V: SIN - CMB Emirates QF8349 YOU ARE HERE
VI: CMB - KUL Malaysia Airlines MH184
VII: KUL - SIN Malaysia Airlines MH609

You are currently on Part V: SIN - CMB Emirates QF8349 EK349.

On these kinds of trips, its a blessing to be able to visit some lounges along the way. After deboarding QF5 i scurried towards the Qantas lounge as i feel its much more superior to the EK lounge (and to say hello to a few familiar faces)

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Ah the Bar, sustenance is near!

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Sparkling just don't cut it, come on Qantas you can do better!

Quick view of the current in lounge dining menu yields

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Bleh. I will head over to the EK lounge then given the lacklustre food options

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To get to the EK lounge requires the tiresome walk back to the 'C' Gates area and up another escalator just beyond the transfer desks.

Getting onboard was a painless affair. Priority boarding was strictly enforced.

Getting to the seat, Emirates J on their B77Ws are in a 2-3-2 layout, split between 2 cabins. There is the mini cabin of 2 rows, and the main cabin of 4 rows of J.

Today i am in the second row of the mini cabin.

As i arrived to my seat, my seat mate hasn't arrived which gave me the opportunity to take some snaps of the pair of seats.

The pair of seats, not missing window in row 7.

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An individual J seat with all the service items neatly laid out

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The J legroom

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Quite a large seat legroom wise i should say, better than Qantas's own skybeds

Boarding was completed pretty quickly and we were off to takeoff!

After takeoff, the cabin was prepped for the dinner service.

Menu covers

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Let Us Peruse the Menu for this evening

Bar Service

Apéritifs

Campari Bitter
Martini Vermouth - Dry / Sweet
Sake - Nanbu Bijin (Japan routes)

Beers

A selection of international beers including Heineken,
Budweiser, Amstel Light and Asahi (Japan routes)

Cocktails

Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Kir Royal,
Manhattan (Dry / Sweet / Perfect), Classic Martini,
Breakfast Martini, Mojito, Rob Roy, Rusty Nail

Mocktails

Orange Fizz, Apple Spritzer

Spirits

Premium Scotch Whisky

Chivas Regal 18 Years Old
As the world’s leading ‘super premium’ Scotch whisky,
Chivas Regal 18 years old is enjoyed by many of the world’s most
discerning connoisseurs as each cask is hand selected by
master blender Colin Scott

Single Malt Whisky

Glenfiddich 15 Years Old
A solera matured expression of the world’s best-selling single malt.
Aged in Scotland for a minimum of 15 years in a selection of
three distinctive casks; American Bourbon, Spanish Sherry
and new oak

Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
A genuinely iconic brand, enjoyed in over 200 countries
worldwide. A vanilla and toffee nose gives way to a balanced
rich and honeyed palate

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Jameson
Established by John Jameson in 1780, Jameson is a single distillery
blended, triple distilled, smooth Irish Whiskey

Cognac

Hennessy XO
Originally created in 1870 for the personal use of the Hennessy family,
Hennessy XO is the result of more than 100 eaux-de-vie crafted
together having been aged for up to 30 years

Vodka

Grey Goose
Officially known as the ‘world’s best tasting vodka’, Grey Goose
is the result of the finest ingredients, distilled to perfection by
maître de chai, Francois Thibault

Gin

Bombay Sapphire
As the world’s leading premium gin, Bombay Sapphire is crafted
from an ancient recipe dating back to 1761. It is made using
a blend of ten distinct botanicals giving a unique flavour

Rum

Bacardi Superior
Another icon, the perfect cocktail ingredient and a favourite of
Hemmingway during his time in Cuba, Bacardi Superior
has been one of the world’s most popular spirits for decades
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Liqueurs

Bailey’s Irish Cream
An award-winning definitive blend of smooth Irish cream with
quality spirits and whiskey

Tia Maria
Dating back to a mid-17th century recipe, Tia Maria is an exotic
infusion of natural vanilla and the finest fresh coffee roasted to
perfection, complemented with a touch of Jamaican rum

Drambuie
This luxury expression of Scotland’s defining whisky liqueur is
crafted using malts from the Speyside

Cointreau
A wonderful combination of sweet, zesty and bitter orange
entwined with smooth alcohol. Drunk either with ice to finish
a meal or mixed with fresh juice to quench your thirst

Champagne, Wines & Port

A selection of fine wines from internationally renowned
vineyards of the old and new world

Moet & Chandon NV
France, Champagne

A harmonious blend of the three Champagne grape varieties - Chardonnay,
Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, from the most expressive crus of the
Champagne region. Brut Impérial embodies the Moët & Chandon style. It is
a complete, generous and dynamic champagne. The wine has matured on
the lees for several years until considered ready for drinking by the Chef de
Cave.

Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine Ferret 2012
France, White

The Pouilly Fuissé wines are not to be confused with those of Pouilly Fumé
with the former being oaked aged Chardonnay and the latter Sauvignon
Blanc. The Ferret Pouilly Fuisse 2012 shows great balance between weight
and freshness with elegance derived from seamless minerality. Layers of
subtle fruit notes combine stone fruits, acacia flowers and spiced hazelnut
butter. The finish is long, intense and spicy. Perfect with shellfish, veal and
poultry dishes.

Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve 2011
France, White

The Trimbach 2011 Pinot Gris Reserve delivers an exhilarating sense of
sheer primary fruit juiciness (suggesting peach, blood orange, and
grapefruit) that you will scarcely encounter from its grape outside of the
2008 vintage. What’s more the sheer density and penetration rival the
performance of the corresponding Rieslings, but at the same time, this
wine’s glycerin-richness and succulent sense of ripeness make it altogether
more winsome and luscious today than its Riesling counterparts. Pungency
of citrus peel and black tea smokiness add to the intrigue of a finish that
compels the next sip. It’s hard to imagine a much more exceptional value in
versatile Alsace Pinot Gris.

Pagodes De Cos 2006 St Estephe
France, Red

Les Pagodes de Cos is the second wine of the brilliant Cos d’Estournel,
2nd growth of Saint Estèphe to the north of Pauillac in the Médoc. With the
hallmarks and style of the grand vin, the Pagodes 2006 displays aromas of
sweet berry fruit, tobacco and pencil shavings on the nose. The palate is
supple with smoky, blackberry flavours, creamy oak and great persistence.
An excellent choice for grilled and roasted meats and hard cheeses.

Tapanappa Whalebone Cabernet-Shiraz 2009
Australia, Red

Part Australian and part French owned the Whalebone vineyard is just 5
hectares in size, producing one of the top Australian cooler climate
examples of Cabernet-Shiraz. The 2009 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard
Cabernet Shiraz has the intense black currant and dusty, herb and spice
edge of Cabernet Sauvignon tinged with the aniseed and blackberry notes
from Shiraz. The flavours are intense but refined with freshness and
vibrancy. A great choice for Middle Eastern style cuisine with red meat as
well as other roasted and grilled meats.

Quinta do Portal Colheita Port 2000
Portugal, Port

Quinta do Portal is a small single estate producer, somewhat of a rarity in
the region. Tawny is an overlooked style of port, very different to the better
known vintage style. Colheita refers to a vintage tawny port. Aged in port
pipes for nearly all its life the wines take on a colour as suggested in the
name and the fruit flavours change from the more common damsons and
berries to dried white fruit, café au lait and caramel. The palate offers nutty
flavours and Christmas spice. Excellent with chocolate as well as salty
cheese.

Dinner

Appetiser

Smoked chicken
served with roasted pear, grilled aubergine, salad and crumbly feta cheese

Main Course

Turkey piccata
tender turkey cutlets served with light sage jus and tomato concassé, accompanied by yellow courgette, sautéed fine green beans and egg noodles

Steamed seafood
gourmet selection of fresh steamed scallop, prawns and snapper fillet, dressed in
a light mustard sauce, with red pepper, sugarsnap peas and duchess potatoes with olive oil

Sri Lankan lamb masala
served with sautéed green beans, red peppers and pulao rice

Bread

Bread basket
choose from our range of freshly baked rolls and breads

Dessert, Cheese and Fruit

Opera gâteau
traditional rich layered chocolate cake served with a caramel sauce

Orange mousse
served with fresh raspberry coulis, garnished with kiwi fruit, chocolate stick and cream

Cheese board
a carefully chosen assortment of the finest boutique cheeses from around the world, served with grapes, crackers and dried fruits

Selection of fruit
a seasonal assortment of the finest fresh cut fruits

Hot Beverages

Tea
black and herbal teas from around the world

Coffee
brewed to order, your choice of decaffeinated, espresso and cappuccino

Chocolates fine luxury chocolates

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For the main, i chose the Steamed seafood selection

Steamed seafood
gourmet selection of fresh steamed scallop, prawns and snapper fillet, dressed in
a light mustard sauce, with red pepper, sugarsnap peas and duchess potatoes with olive oil

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This was paired with the wonderful Bordeaux wine on offer

Pagodes De Cos 2006 St Estephe
France, Red

Les Pagodes de Cos is the second wine of the brilliant Cos d’Estournel,
2nd growth of Saint Estèphe to the north of Pauillac in the Médoc. With the
hallmarks and style of the grand vin, the Pagodes 2006 displays aromas of
sweet berry fruit, tobacco and pencil shavings on the nose. The palate is
supple with smoky, blackberry flavours, creamy oak and great persistence.
An excellent choice for grilled and roasted meats and hard cheeses.

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Dessert was the Opera gâteau but unfortunately due to file size i am unable to upload.

After dinner, it was an uneventful flight all the way to Colombo.

Moments later, we touched down at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport with a smooch on the runway.

Passengers continuing on to Dubai were advised to remain onboard the aircraft whilst the Colombo bound passengers (including yours truly) disembarked.

Then it was off to the transit hotel again for a quick overnight before continuing on MH184 to Kuala Lumpur the next day.

Here are some of the other FRs from me:
SYD SIN QF5 J B744 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8484.html
CMB SIN EK348 J B77W http://flight-report.com/en/report-8485.html
SIN KUL MH608 Y B738 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8494.html
SYD AKL LA800 J A343 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8496.html
CBR MEL QF819 J B738 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8613.html
MEL PER QF653 J A332 http://flight-report.com/en/share-8615.html
SYD SIN QF5 J A332 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8648.html

To find out about more of my travels or to see some of the other Lounge Reviews i have made, please visit my dedicated blog.
DOSSIER | LUXUS http://dossierluxus.wordpress.com
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Verdict

Emirates

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering7.0

Qantas Lounge

8.6/10
Comfort10.0
Meal/catering10.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Services8.0

Singapore - SIN

7.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness9.0

Colombo - CMB

5.6/10
Efficiency3.0
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Colombo (CMB)

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