Airline Review: Emirates Airbus A380

As part of the ILA 2016 Airbus and Emirates presented the A380. We dared a glance at the largest passenger aircraft in the world and made us a picture of how comfortable you can be traveling in all classes.

In July 2008, Emirates took its first Airbus A380. Today, on 02 June 2016 I stand at the 79th for Emirates built Airbus superjumbo. Almost the same number will take in the coming years once Emirates. Currently there are 41 targets in the flight plan that are regularly served with A380, in Germany it is Frankfurt (two out of three daily flights), Dusseldorf (twice daily) and Munich (three times daily).

Emirates A380

Emirates A380

Mainly configuration is flown in a three-class, currently, there are also four A380 in a two-class configuration. 615 passengers, 58 in business class here and 557 in economy class space. Copenhagen is served, among other things.

Unique is probably the 2013 Concourse A opened at Dubai International Airport, an exclusive Airbus A380 terminal with 24 gate positions. The passengers in First and Business Class can boarden directly from the lounge. But now let's take a look at the flyer

Emirates Economy Class

The Economy Class seat distances of up to 83.8 cm and 15.2 cm tilt plus 2.5 cm addition, by the seat structure. The seat cushions are 45.7 cm wide. The seats are equipped with an adjustable headrest, a magazine pocket, coat hook, foldable table and moving, always just holding cup holder.

Jeder Sitzplatz ist mit einem LCD-Bildschirm sowie Kopfhörerbuchse, USB-Anschluss und Laptop-Steckdose ausgestattet. Die Sitzkonfiguration ist 3-4-3 im Hauptdeck und 2-4-2 im Oberdeck (nur bei der Zweiklassen Konfiguration). Emirates bietet auch für die kleinen und kleinsten Gäste ein umfangreiches Bespaßungsprogramm. Sogar ein eigenes Amenity Kit für Kleinkinder gibt es.

Das Entertainment System ice

Die Emirates A380 ist in allen Klassen mit dem Entertainmentsystem ice Digital Widescreen ausgestattet. Die persönlichen In-Seat-Bildschirme gehören zu den größten weltweit in der jeweiligen Klasse, eine On-Demand Audio- und Videounterhaltung mit über 2.500 Kanälen bildet die Basis. Auf den großen Bildschirmen lässt sich der aktuelle Routenverlauf sowie Außenkamerabilder von der Unterseite des Flugzeugs darstellen. Kostenloses WLAN in allen Jets der A380-Flotte ist ebenfalls mit an Bord. Darüber hinaus gibt es die Möglichkeit SMS und Email zu senden und zu empfangen. Mit einem individuellen Satellitentelefon kann auch von Sitz zu Sitz zu telefoniert werden.

Emirates Business Class

Der Sitzabstand in der Business Class beträgt bis zu 121,9 cm. Die Sitze können entsprechend in bis zu zwei Meter lange flache Betten umgewandelt werden. Die Sitzpolster sind 47 cm breit. In den Sitz integriert ist eine Schale mit eingebauter Minibar, bewegbare Trennwände (bei Mittelsitzen), einem großen persönlichen Tisch, elektronisch steuerbarer Fußablage und eine Ablage für den Laptop sowie eine Zeitschriftentasche. Darüber hinaus gibt es eine Schuhablage, verstellbare Kopfstützen und Lärm reduzierende Kopfhörer. Die kabellose Touchscreen-Fernbedienung lässt den Sitz und das Entertainmentsystem ansteuern. Die Sitzanordnung beträgt 1-2-1 und man kann von jedem Sitz den Gang erreichen.

Emirates Edge Lounge

First and Business Class passengers to relax in the back of the upper deck in an exclusive onboard lounge with bar, which holds a variety of high quality drinks and hot and cold snacks and canapés. There are also two sofas and a large LCD screen that transmits the aircraft's position and images of outdoor cameras in the onboard lounge.

Emirates First Class Suite

The suites are equipped with electronic doors, mini-bar, reading lamps and worktable including lighted makeup mirror. Other features include a folding table and a wardrobe. Each suite has 2.08 meters long and with a seat that can be turned into a two-meter-long, flat bed. The seat cushions are about 55 cm wide.

The seats are equipped with electronically operated backrest, armrests and footrests and headrests. Footrest and seat can be adjusted electronically as well, so that each preset sitting position ( "Upright", "Dining" "Bed") or individual positions can be adjusted between upright and flat. The seats also have a massage system, with adjustable speed and intensity, along with adjustable air back support.

Chris had in 2011 the pleasure to fly with the A380 in First Class from Bangkok to Hong Kong. As he liked it that you read here.

Emirates A380 Shower Spa

On board there are two spa showers in the front part, consisting of shower with integrated water temperature and time control and cosmetics shelf. A large sink with full length mirror, hair dryer and toiletries are also part of the equipment as a changing area.

High-quality cosmetic products from Voya make flying a unique experience in total. Underfloor heating and leather covers provide a relaxed atmosphere.

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