In this trip report, we look at an Emirates Business Class flight from Dubai International Airport to Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport on an Airbus A380-800.

The video starts off with me disembarking EK 90, which arrives from Geneva 2.5 hours late. Due to the late arrival, I need to head straight to the gate for boarding and thus don’t have the opportunity to visit the Emirates Business Class lounge in Dubai. Upon arriving at the gate, I find EK 414 already in the midst of boarding. I use the priority-boarding lane, then take a lift up a level to board the A380 upper deck using a separate jetway.

The Emirates A380 upper deck houses the First and Business Class cabins. On this flight, I’m seated in the larger of the 2 Business Class cabins. The cabin is arranged in an industry-standard 1-2-1 configuration. Before the flight takes off, I have a detailed look at the lie-flat seat which I found quite private, spacious and comfortable. The seat has plenty of storage space, a sizeable side-table and a small mini-bar.

On the 13 hour flight, I’m served 3 meals – breakfast (served after take-off), a light snack (served mid-flight) and lunch (served 1.5 hours prior to landing). The meals are served with Robert Welch cutlery on Royal Doulton fine china. There’s a Business Class bar & lounge found at the rear of the upper deck. The bar features a flight attendant who can mix up a variety of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. There’s also a platter of finger foods, and plenty of seats to catch up with your fellow travellers. On this flight, I also review the IFE system, amenity kit, on-board WiFi (which is free!) and the comfortable lie-flat bed (where I get plenty of good quality sleep).

The arrival into Sydney is a bit bumpy due to the stormy weather in the region. After touch-down, I collect my priority-tagged baggage before I meet up with my chauffeur driver (provided complimentary to Business Class guests) who sends me home in a luxurious Audi SUV.



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  1. Composite means wide body aircraft..this means optimised seating of two two two two…the cramped three seating are consigned to chapter 11 thinking….airlines must ban all three seating combos as dangerious and uncomfortable. move forward or get a P45..

    Disability – European law requires disability seats in the aircraft.Airlines have asked manufacturers to comply in the procurement process.Where are the dedicated disabled seats which should be close to a gallery toilet and exit ???

  2. greetings friend i have thoroughly enjoyed your videos of these flights, and just wanted to say thanks, this is something i would like to do one day in my life , your videos and commentaries are well done, God bless you and thanks again

  3. I put in some serious time at that bar not so long ago…Dubai-Auckland…I think the hangover lasted longer than my holiday.

  4. Eddie, good video mate. I had a laugh when you had a few and started to dish out drinks, something I've always wanted to do on a flight… Keep up the good work..

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