Emirates Economy Class Review Flight to Australia
Flying to Australia means a long flight journey. Over the years, I have tried several airline companies. You can read this post about my experience with Emirates Economy Class. For many people, facing a long flight to Australia represents a physical and emotional burden that requires good preparation and the ability to make the right choice in the first place.
What you need to know about flying to Australia
Many factors need to be considered when booking a flight to Australia. They all have a different weight according to each traveller’s personal needs and expectations. But we all have one goal, i.e. “Spend less for more value”. Here you can read how to find a good value Emirates flight to Australia.
- Cheap Flight Rates Dig into details of service and flight quality: vital when flying to Australia.
- Flight Destination Leave from the closest airport. Do not exceed 2 flight legs for more comfort.
- Layover Make sure you have time to relax between flights: 2-3 hours at least.
- Quality of Flight Comfort onboard, service/food, and baggage allowance play a role.
- Easiness of searching for booking, and checking in online. This adds value to your flight.
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Reasons for flying Emirates to Australia
I have used Emirates Economy on several flights. Flying from Venice Airport to Australia is very convenient. It helps reduce the number of connecting flights with layovers to only one instead of two. The highly competitive fares are also a reason for booking Emirates Flights to Australia. They used to be the best-priced airline in Australia, but Qatar Airways have recently been outranked in price.
I know what it means to get off a plane after 13 hours flight and board again into the same plane after 45 minutes break. It sucks. When flying to Australia from SE Asia airports, try to find a suitable flight connection with a long layover that allows plenty of time for a good break.
Emirates Economy Class Review – Flight Experience
Emirates is one of the few airlines flying to Australia from over 30 destinations in Europe, offering excellent value flights to the 5th Continent. From Europe, you can fly daily via Dubai Airport to major Australian cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.
The Benefits of flying Emirates Economy
Here is the reason for flying Emirates Economy:
- Emirates Skywards Miles It’s easy to register for your Skywards account, and it entitles you to gain Miles whenever you use Emirates or any other Partner Companies.
- Book your Stop Over in Dubai. You can stay at a hotel near Dubai Airport. Emirates looks after your hotel transfer/pick-up.
- Manage your Emirates flight booking Through a practical, easy-to-use platform to manage your bookings, check-in, and monitor flight status.
- Baggage allowance Emirates Economy Class offers 30 kg.
- Stop Over Nights Add a night in Dubai to help recover from jet lag upon arrival in Australia.
- Good Value Airfare, All in all, their airfare is excellent value for money.
What to expect onboard Emirates Planes
The first flight leg from Venice to Dubai was with an Emirates Airbus. The flight was approx 5,5 hours, and it was okay. The second central flight leg from Dubai to Melbourne was on an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, a way better plane with ample seating with more space in between for your leg comfort.
I found the economy cabin in the Emirates Boeing 777 very pleasant. It has been my best experience compared to my previous flights to Australia. This Boeing 777 is built with a unique technology that allows the utmost comfort for long-flight hauls. The Emirates plane seating is also the best among all the airline companies I have flown with.
What I liked most about my Emirates Economy Class Flight
When I started my research online when I made my emirates flight booking, it was straightforward to use the Emirates Website. I would rate Emirates Economy a 9 out of 10 for the administrative work. The Emirates crew onboard helped offer a friendly, multilingual service.
I appreciated the Emirates Airport crew’s assistance that looked after us with our taxi transfer to the hotel; they also organised our pick up to the airport departure lounge in the morning.
Dubai Airport is the hub for all international flights from Europe and the US. Dubai is a large, well-organised and, first and foremost, a silent airport, which means no announcements with loudspeakers. I find that quite relaxing.
On the other hand, it offers lots of entertainment, from vast shopping malls to cafès and restaurants and a relaxing area surrounded by green and water.
In Dubai Airport, Wi-fi and recharge battery isles are provided everywhere. The light and the air quality are excellent.
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What I liked less about my Emirates Flight
I am pretty happy with my Emirates Flights, but one thing could have been better, we had to wait a long time to get off the plane and from the bus to the airport arrival in Dubai.
It took almost an hour, but this is something due to the high traffic. Dubai Airport is one of the world’s largest airports, with the highest air traffic, and delays are not unusual, so be prepared for this.
Emirates meals options on planes
Another thing I don’t particularly like about Emirates is their meal options. All meals come with meat or fish, but no vegetarian meal is available as a standard meal. You need to order a special meal if you want something meat-free. To my knowledge, vegetarian offers much to a desire among their special dinners.
I didn’t book any special meals on my last flights and ate the standard meal of veggies. The usual meals should include a vegetarian variation of the traditional meal menu. Qatar Airways does that, and I find it very good.
Flying Emirates A380 economy
I have flown with Emirates A380 economy class a few times and noticed no significant difference from the 777. The only thing is the plane’s stability in taking off and landing. But apart from that, the Emirates plane interior is the same. So unless you fly Emirates business class or Emirates First Class, there are no differences.
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March 16, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
This is a great review — thanks for posting it!
March 18, 2012 @ 4:10 pm
Hi Julia, I am glad you liked my review about my flight with Emirates! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
March 19, 2012 @ 4:02 pm
I’ve heard good things about this airline, my mother-in-law flew from Newcastle in the UK to Melbourne when we lived there. They have some very hands routes as she lives 4 hours by train from any London airport.
March 20, 2012 @ 4:27 pm
Hi Gev, indeed Emirates have excellent timetable for flights from Europe to Australia, making it easy to recover from jetlag as you get there either late in the evening or early in the morning.
May 11, 2012 @ 4:04 pm
I flew on the QANTAS A380, and there’s just no contest between that and a B747. Only thing is, since it doesn’t fly into Adelaide (too small to handle it, I believe) we transferred to a 737 ay Singapore (not good!) … but, on the way back, we flew to Melbourne, and got an A380 to London from there. … maybe we shoud have gone via Melbourne on the way out, too? In the past, we have stopped over at Singapore and Hong Kong, and we’re thinking of a stopover at Dubai next time out.
June 18, 2013 @ 4:12 pm
In future you might be able to fly A380 Emirates from Europe to Adelaide too!