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Emirates First New 77W Suites to Dubai

Emirates First Class to Dubai

After the Centurion Lounge closed, I walked landside to get my boarding pass and do the doc check dance,  Looks like a pretty full flight tonight.

And the usual non First pax in the First Class line.  Yeah, you know this is not going to be fast tonight.  After a couple of minutes, I gave up and used a Business Class line.

Back airside with batmandds, we had 90 minutes to kill with no lounge.  Most EK outstation lounges are closed including JFK.  As are all bars and sit down restaurants, despite websites claiming they were open until 11pm.  We walked to the Delta concourse to 1) kill time, 2) see if there was anything open, or 3) buy a day pass at the Delta Club.  We struck out with all three including the Delta Club.   So we headed back to A6 to wait.  The wheelchair brigade lined up and ready.

New York JFK to Dubai DXB
Emirates EK 202
777-300ER
11:00p-8:20p +1 (sked)
11:45p-9:05p +1 (actual)
November 29, 2020
First Class Suite 2K
Departed 6/6

 

Boarding started around 10:15pm with the wheel chair brigade followed by Emirates usual not very First Class boarding.  "...First Class, Business Class, Skywards Platinum and Gold..."   But once on board, all is forgiven.  OMG. This is gorgeous.  Simply spectacular. 

My home for the next 14 hours.  

Great space and legroom.

On the ground, our pre-departure champagne was money-saving Veuve.

On board, lots of COVID precautions... a PPE kit in each suite, with all staff wearing masks and plastic coveralls and gloves.

Arabic coffee prior to departure.

Lots of cool electronics and controls in the suite.

And the suite control panel.

Today's menu.

And wine list. 

Not that we cared in our luxurious suites, but we were delayed for some 45 minutes for reasons unknown.  Once in the air, outstanding service, starting with Dom.

Delicious canapés.

The only COVID-catering change is wrapped bread.

But unwrapped, as good as ever.

The Vitello Tonnato was excellent.

The Beringer is a solid cab, but sadly today's was undrinkable.  I'm guessing corked.  Switched to the Léoville-Poyferré.

For my main, the beef fillet wiith sesame jus, potato terrine, asparagus, cipollini onions and red pepper coulis.

It was excellent, despite being a little well done.

For dessert, the Sticky banana pudding with warm caramel sauce was fabulous.  With a glass of Paradis. Heaven.

By 3am Easterrn time, I was ready for bed.   Very cool.

But before, I checked out the cool light show and full color palate.

I slept for a solid 5 hours.

Gorgeous sunset over Iraq.

The lights of Baghdad...

Great IFE options.

Dubai on our approach to DXB.

We arrived at the gate just after 9pm local.  What an incredible flight.  IMO, Emirates new 77W First Suites is the best First Class product in the skies.  Add in exceptional service, and this was a flight for the ages.  And in a recent First Class upgrade perk, we were escorted to fast track immigration by an Emirates First Class agent.

And we were in the beautiful arrivals lobby a few minutes later.