Even on some of the earth’s biggest jets, personal space can be the ultimate luxury.
which’s what Emirates can be trying to sell with its latest first-class cabin, which feature floor-to-ceiling doors which give the suites a look more at home on a luxury train than on a commercial flight.
The airline, whose over-the-top first-class suites have been the backbone of its marketing campaigns for years, unveiled the completely new first class product at the Dubai air show on Sunday. Emirates said the item was inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a car the airline will use to chauffeur its first-class passengers to as well as also also via the Dubai airport.
Emirates pulled back the curtain on the completely new class just weeks after its competitor Singapore Airlines revealed its upgraded first-class suites. The two long-haul airlines are competing for well-heeled travelers by attempting to provide a private-jet experience on board some of their largest planes.
Meanwhile, different airlines are eschewing first-class altogether. They are favoring souped-up as well as also also denser business class- as well as also also premium economy-cabins, in an effort to get more paying passengers on board.
Here’s a look at the completely new first-class cabin, as well as what to expect via business as well as also also coach class — where passengers on board the 777 will sit 10 abreast. The completely new cabins take off on Dec. 1 via Dubai to Geneva as well as also also Brussels.
Of course, such luxury doesn’t come cheap. A flight search for a round-trip ticket via Geneva to Dubai in early January showed first-class prices around $9,000.