14 hours – give or take an hour or so if the winds are with you – is all it takes to fly from Seattle to Dubai on the new Emirates route that started on March 1, 2012.
First-Class passengers have private suites, Business Class passengers like me (thank-you Emirates) get seats that turn into lie-flat beds and everyone gets to use ice – the in-flight entertainment system that has information channels (including an external camera), phone, text and email service (at a cost) that also allows you to call other passengers on the flight (free), and more than 600 channels of movies and other entertainment.
I haven’t yet had a good tour of the Dubai International Airport but here are a few quick takes from arrival:
For families getting off the flight, Emirates thoughtfully provides strollers right there at the gate.
There are palm trees in baggage claim.
Stay tuned for more..