Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (July 8, 2016): Travel tip: Emirates vs Etihad vs Qatar Airways: which one has the best First Class? Over the past few months, I flew First Class in the A380 flagship planes of the three main Middle East carriers: Qatar Airways (which has its hub in Doha), Emirates (which has its hub in Dubai) and Etihad Airways (which has its hub in Abu Dhabi). All flight tickets were booked using my miles, and I previously explained how you can maximize your mileage earnings as well to be able the fly the way I do. Trip report: Qatar Airways A380 First Class from Doha to Paris Trip report: Etihad Airways A380 First Class from London to Abu Dhabi Trip report: Emirates A380 First Class from from Dubai to Amsterdam Emirates, Qatar and Etihad Airways are renown around the world for their outstanding service, and feature in my top 10 lists of airlines … [Read more...] about Best airline for First Class: Emirates, Etihad or Qatar?
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. Today (December 6, 2017): a tour aboard Emirates B777 new First & Business Class. Last Friday, December 1st 2017, Emirates operated its first Boeing 777 aircraft that features the newly designed and highly anticipated Business and First Class cabins. Brussels, my home airport, was the first destination in the Emirates network to welcome the brand new plane. A media event was hold to celebrate the occasion, and Emirates invited me for the occasion (my first ever press meeting!). After a small reception and a few obligatory speeches by representatives from both the airport and Emirates, I was offered a tour aboard the B777 aircraft (before its scheduled departure to Dubai). While I was not impressed by the new Business and Economy Class cabins, I have to admit that the new First Class product blew me off my feet. I made a Youtube clip with my impressions, which you can watch below. This … [Read more...] about Review: Emirates B777 new First & Business Class
Wednesday newsletters always feature a luxury hotel and/or flight review. Today (December 31, 2014): Flight Review: Emirates A380 Business Class from Brisbane to Dubai. On November 10th 2014, I flew Business Class in an Airbus A380 of Emirates from Brisbane (BNE) to Dubai (DXB). You can read here my review of the Emirates flight from Dubai to Sydney, which was also operated by an A380 and part of the same trip to Down Under. The success of Emirates’ Business Class product is very much based on the comfort and space of its Airbus A380 fleet, and that’s why the mega plane is quickly being rolled out on all the major international routes. In 2013, Emirates upgraded Brisbane from a Boeing 777 to an Airbus A380 (making it the only Airbus A380 currently flying in and out of Queensland). In a nutshell: comfortable seats, mammoth amenity kits, a huge entertainment selection, excellent … [Read more...] about Emirates Airbus A380 Business Class Brisbane to Dubai
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (June 19, 2015): Travel tip: Emirates vs Etihad vs Qatar Airways: which one is the best? This article was updated in November 2017. The last decade has seen the rise of the 3 Middle Eastern carriers: Emirates (with its hub in Dubai, UAE), Etihad Airways (with its hub in Abu Dhabi, UAE) and Qatar Airways (with its hub in Doha, Qatar). Not only did these airlines reshape the competitive landscape at 40.000 feet, they also raised the bar for their competitors with unmatched service in the skies (and on the ground). All 3 carriers feature in my top 10 lists of airlines with the best longhaul Business Class cabins and most delicious airline food, with 2 of them also being represented in my top 10 list of the most luxurious First Class suites. Indeed, flying onboard one of the 3 Middle Eastern carriers is quite an experience. The last couple of months, I … [Read more...] about Emirates vs Etihad vs Qatar Airways: which one is the best?
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel and/or flight review. Last April, I enjoyed a terrific holiday with one of my best friends in incredibly beautiful Oman. You can read my trip reports here: Trip report: British Airways B787-9 First Class London to Muscat Review: Shangri-La Al Husn Review: Alila Jabal Akhdar Review: Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel Review: The Chedi Muscat Review: InterContinental Muscat Trip report: Emirates A380 First Class Dubai to Amsterdam (today) Today (May 25, 2016): Trip report: Emirates A380 First Class Dubai to Amsterdam. On April 17th 2016, I flew First Class in an Airbus A380 of Emirates from Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam (AMS) in the Netherlands. The privacy of the suite (with sliding doors), mouth-watering food, excellent bedding, onboard shower, impressive amenities, and the well-appointed bar made for a brilliant … [Read more...] about Emirates Airbus A380 First Class Dubai to Amsterdam