Emirates New Fully Enclosed First Class: What you need to know.

a bed in a plane

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6 total seats. 40 sq ft. 1-1-1 configuration. Inspired by the S-Class Mercedes… Cue mouth drop.

While some airlines are rolling back first class expansion, Etihad, Singapore, and now Emirates are in an all out battle royale. YES!!!!!!!! Emirates announced earlier this year that they would have a MEGA reveal at the Dubai airshow come this November. Pins and needles have been the feeling ever since…anticipation has been built, but what would they debut? Let’s cut right to the chase and show you some jaw dropping pics, and the deets on when and where you can snag this unbelievable way to fly.

Zero Gravity position developed by Nasa to simulate weightlessness.

Even if it doesn’t…I want to try!

a man sitting in a chair with a cup of tea

This Baller cabin hits the sky in 2 weeks.

  • Dubai to Brussels and Geneva will use these new 777-300ER
  • Chicago and Perth are rumored to follow next.

Assuming there is availability you could transfer miles into Emirates program, use Japan Airlines ( via SPG ), or redeem Alaska Air – once the Chicago route opens up. Let’s take a quick look:

SPG points have dropped below $0.02 for targeted offers. Chicago is 7200 miles away from Dubai. That would cost 100k JAL miles, or 80k SPG. You could have an opp to buy that flight for just $1600. Roundtrip is 155k  miles or 125k SPG…$2500. Now we’re talking some crazy deals.

Alaska reliably puts their miles on sale for $0.02

Again, the odds that these flights open up right off the bat is pretty slim, but who knows, anything is possible. It costs 150k AS to redeem Chicago to Dubai. So the question becomes, is it worth $3k to experience the latest and possibly greatest mode of first class transport in commercial aviation?

Fully Enclosed. As you can see here. Doors, Ceiling, no one peering in.

an airplane with a door open


a room with a tree on it

Does this look like a middle seat? Those are virtual windows.

The images are real time, streaming from exterior cameras fitted to the plane.

a bed in a plane

Ipad, 2500 channels, and a 32 inch TV.

You’ll probably never want to sleep.

a woman sitting in a chair in a plane

Hydra Active Pjs and Bvlgari amenitry kits. This is getting out of control.

a group of clothes and slippers


While I think these are incredible looking suites, they are geared for the individual flyer. This is incredible if you’re flying alone, or just want alone time, but one of my favorite aspects of flying like this is enjoying it with someone else. For that reason alone, I’d be far more excited to fly Singapore’s new cabin than this one. Otherwise – this is pretty jaw dropping.

What do you think? How does Emirates New First compare?




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1 Comment

  • AP November 16, 2017

    Maybe i’m in the minority, but the virtual windows seems “too clever by half” to me. Putting virtual windows in the interior seats is like making a statement that these seats are inferior and Emirates is taking steps to “make up” for these seats’ inferiority, while some people might actually enjoy an interior seat for whatever reasons there might be – aversion to light, noise, preferable foot traffic pattern, etc. If they really care so much about the windows, why not make the suites as large as Etihad or Singapore’s new designs did and give every seat actual windows?

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