Yesterday I posted about how popular YouTuber Casey Neistat flew Emirates business class from New York to Dubai last week. While he does some sponsored content, this wasn’t among it, as the airline didn’t know he was on the flight. The video he made was simply incredible, and I was grinning ear-to-ear for the entirety of it:
I think Seattle Eric summed it up perfectly in the comments section:
This is fantastic. Casey has such a wonderful enthusiasm, and I love his infectious excitement as he is truly amazed at his experience. The joy of international premium travel!
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t watch all of Casey’s videos, though I love his positivity and his excitement, and perhaps there’s nowhere that’s more evident than in this video. If you fly enough premium cabins you can lose sight of just how amazing it is that there’s a minibar at your Emirates seat, or that there’s an onboard bar.
Well, while Emirates didn’t seem to know he was on the outbound flight, I suspect they caught onto his popularity pretty quickly, because he got upgraded to first class on the return flight from Dubai to New York (he claims not to know why). He actually flew them all the way to Sydney, which is a lot of travel over the course of just a week.
The video is called “THE $21,000 FIRST CLASS AIRPLANE SEAT,” and it’s so enjoyable to watch:
I will say that I almost preferred the video he made about the outbound flight in business class because the cabin crew were featured, and they seemed super engaging and fun. Meanwhile on the return flight the focus seems much more on the product. However, watching his reaction to everything in the suite, as well as the onboard shower, is super enjoyable, and reminded me of my first ever Emirates flight.
This video was uploaded yesterday, and already has over three million views. Incredible.
Well done on this one, Emirates. I hope they recognize the crew on the outbound (in particular the first class flight attendant who recognized the situation and offered to show him the shower), and kudos to them for catching on quickly enough and upgrading him on the return. An ad campaign costing millions of dollars wouldn’t have the same effect as this video.
This is amazing publicity for the airline.
Did you enjoy the business class or first class video more?