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Emirates Sends A380 to Beirut to Promote Tourism Revival, A Few Awesome Pics from My Amazing Lebanon Trip

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Lebanon. It was absolutely fantastic – the sea, the food, the people, the nightlife..and did you know that Lebanon has the best preserved Roman architecture in the world in Baalbek? I’ll have a full multi-post trip report coming soon, but first some news regarding Emirates and the country.…

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Sad Turn: Emirates Flight Attendant Who Fell from 777 Emergency Exit Has Passed Away, Possible Suicide

An Emirates flight attendant was hospitalized in Uganda yesterday after falling out of an open emergency exit door on a Boeing 777 that was parked on the tarmac. EK729 had arrived at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda at 2pm and was scheduled to depart back to Dubai at 3:25pm. The incident happened as passengers were…

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Emirates is Launching a “New” Business Class with No Middle Seat

Emirates is retrofitting 777-200LR with the new Business Class, in a 2-2-2 configuration. Source: Emirates

Emirates might have wowed everyone with their signature First Class Shower Spa onboard the A380, or the brand-new fully-enclosed First Class Suite for the Boeing 777-300ER. Yet, the airline continues to operate one of the crappiest international Business Class product. Most world-class airlines offer fully flat bed and direct aisle access in Business Class; some, like…

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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Emirates Flights to Tunisia Suspended Indenfinitely

In a bit of strange news on this Christmas morning, the government of Tunisia has forced Emirates to suspend flights to/from Tunisia, effective today. This was first announced on December 24th, after a dispute that started on December 22nd over Tunisian women booked on EK flights being involuntarily denied boarding. The drama began Friday, with…

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First Class Suites Hit Another Level in 2017

First Class is a relative term. For those who haven’t left the lower 48 states, First Class likely means premium economy (or does premium economy really mean first class). But even the most avid globetrotters underwent seismic adjustments to their understanding of first class this year. The undisputed world champions in first class seats have…

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Emirates is Flying Its New First Class to…London Stansted?!

New First Class on Emirates B777-300ER. Source: Emirates

Last month, Emirates unveiled its brand new First Class product for the Boeing 777-300ER. The new product features a fully enclosed suite with floor-to-ceiling doors, a Mercedes-Benz-inspired design, virtual windows, even bigger TV screens, Bulgari and Byredo amenities, as well as moisturizing pajamas. Emirates began flying the aircraft between Dubai and Geneva (GVA) and Brussels (BRU)…

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Review: Emirates Business Class MCT-DXB

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Plaza…

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