WOW: Emirates Unveils World’s Biggest Plane, Featuring Swimming Pool, Park, And More!

Emirates has been innovating for a long time. Prior to them introducing an onboard shower, I don’t think anyone thought that would ever be added to a commercial aircraft.

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Well, now they’re upping the game again, as they introduce their newest plane, the APR001. Per Emirates’ Facebook page:

Emirates unveils plans for the world’s largest commercial aircraft. The triple-decker APR001 includes a swimming pool, games room, gym and park.

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This is going to be a game changer for people traveling from Dubai to the US. Who needs laptops when there are so many ways to stay entertained?

I just booked my ticket on the new plane, which will launch service between New York and Los Angeles as of April 1, 2018. CAN’T WAIT!!!

Comments

  1. I believed this up until the line about the 1 year timescale to entry to service!!! How long did the 787 take!

    (And no, I didn’t really believe the rest of it!)

  2. Too early.

    So lucky, what’s the special plan tonight, that you had to come back from Hong Kong. I thought you and ford were already married?

  3. Those bottom deck economy seats below the golf course and behind the pool seem like they’d be pretty depressing. The noise from both F activities (or maybe golf is J?) will be quite audible and you get the chlorine smell from the pool. But you don’t get any amenities aside from 12-across (either 5-5-2 or 10-2, hard to see) seating.

  4. @ RF — Except I managed to book it using Delta SkyMiles thanks to their new joint venture, so I can’t complain too much.

  5. @lucky – We can use skypesos for this??? Game Changer! So April 1, 2018 is the OMAAT reader meet up on the inaugural right?

  6. I knew it wasn’t a real airplane, but some kind of weird airplane shaped theme park didn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility in Dubai. They already have the A380 “simulator” in the Dubai mall. I guess that makes me an April fool? Or just a skeptic about the appeal of Lucky’s favorite city.

  7. lol loving the delta skymiles joke @Lucky – possibly an even better april fools.

    The Delta Emirates joint venture using the seats from UA’s 777-200’s “community seating” is really exciting, they’re gonna fit the sky bar between them.

  8. I like the reading lights and personal vents above the pool, unless that means they’re going to pack it as full as coach.

  9. I’m more excited for the new “Estates” on Ethiad which are rumored to serve produce grown on the airplane. Truly locally sourced.

  10. Hey Ben, in that case, I just booked an Etihad frhe residence class roundtrip between Los Angeles and Mumbai on the new 777’s residence class for the first leg LAX to AUH and the A380 on the AUH-BOM leg all for just a whopping 5 Frontier Earli y return miles! Great deal only lasting through tomorrow. Take advantage before this deal goes.

  11. There was a solid 5 minutes where I believed this until I got called out by a family member who was like are you serious. I’m such a fool, it was on the name of the plane and everything *facepalm*

  12. Lucky, I’ve been an avid follower of yours and a vocal supporter for years, but your reporting has descended to appallingly low levels. You entirely missed the most game-changing addition to that plane: a single 10-pin bowling lane. I hereby renounce my citizenship to the Republic of Schlappig. Oh, and you also failed to mention that CX announced just today that they’re testing ‘SRE’ cabins (standing room economy) from YVR to HKG for an amazing USD39! No baggage fees either.

  13. WOW! How dumb would someone have to be to fall for this. You know how long it takes to create a brand new aircraft. Let’s also mention the fact that it would be impossible to fly with a pool full of water. If I have to explain that then you’re a little low on the IQ scale.

  14. I couldn’t help but notice that the banner on their FB page is celebrating their SEVENTH Million fans….yet I don’t think number 6,000,000 or 7,000,000 got anything special. Georgia 1 – Emirates 0.

  15. Emirates don’t build planes, but they do have a sense of humor on April 1st to celebrate all fools day.

  16. Cant wait until Emirates launches domestic service from NY to Miami later this year. I will ditch the legacy carriers forever.

  17. Love that Emirates launched this … missed all the other 1 April “jokes” in the media so this one makes up for it.

  18. What is an April Fool today will be reality tomorrow. Remember people used to think the world was flat.
    AL.

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