Emirates takes delivery of first A380…. hmmm….

We finally got some more details about the Emirates A380 yesterday, and my feelings are pretty mixed.

First, let’s get some links out of the way:
Great plane overview with pictures
Pictures of the long awaited showers in first class
More interior pictures

Hmmm, not sure what to think anymore. It certainly doesn’t seem to have the “wow!” factor that SQ did when they first unveiled their A380, but I guess that’s because the novelty of the A380 is starting to wear off.

Coach looks ok, nothing new there really. I think the interior color is a bit ugly, but most would say I have zero taste in this regard….

Business is interesting. The first link makes a very important point about the outer seats being better than the inner seats. What the heck is up with that? Something tells me that’ll cause some small problems for Emirates, at least in terms of customer satisfaction.

First looks really nice, but that’s not surprising. It’s great to finally see an airline with showers, it’s about time. I wonder about the practicality of it though, how many people will actually choose to shower in the air when they could just do so on the ground with much more spacious facilities. That definitely sets a new standard in the industry, one that should be interesting to watch.

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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Comments

  1. I’d love to see how the cabin attendants keep people from joining the mile high club in the showers.

    All fun aside, I would agree that the showers are an interesting addition but not sure if they will be utilized.

    Granted it could save 5-10 minutes when hitting the ground (as I could avoid the lounge) but not sure if it would be worth it.

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