Member since 14 Aug 2017
Total posts 2
Hoping to book Dubai to Sydney first class with Emirates and it will be our first time (and most likely the last) time we will get to travel FC.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,112
Well, on a night time flight you'd spend a good chunk of that sleeping, whereas on a daytime flight you'd be awake to enjoy all the extras like the shower, the bar, the Champagne (usually Dom Perignon), the food... sure, take a nap if you're sleepy, but if it's the one and only time you'll fly first class, I'd vote for a daytime flight.(After all, if you just want to sleep and not much else, you may as well just fly business class!)
Thanks just relooked at the times We would leave Dubai at 840pm and arrive Sydney 430pm so that has a bit of both night and daytime.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Your suggested flight time would work well: you'd be able to (in sequence) have food and champagne, sleep a while, wake up and watch a film with a snack and some more champagne, have your shower, have some more champagne over another film, and enjoy a pre-landing snack with even more champagne.Good call.
Member since 31 May 2017
Total posts 4
I concur that it's a good flight time. A few other tips that may be useful:
Most importantly, enjoy it; it's a brilliant experience. I suspect that once you've tried it, you'll be back for more. Let us know how it goes.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 26 Nov 2017
Total posts 14
I had the best sushi ever at the Dubai Emirates first class lounge!
Member since 18 Jul 2015
Total posts 17
join a frequent flyer! you might get a taste for the lounges
Member since 10 Jun 2016
Total posts 9
Did Fcl from Zurich to Melbourne via DXB last year just because once in my life I wanted to experience it. Used FF points. It was a night flight from ZRH so a bit wasted although they served 1968 Don Perignon which was nice...only had one glass though as not a big drinker! The second leg was mainly a daytime flight and because of very bad turbulence and seat belt sign on for 9 of the hours it was a bit of a waste as could not go back to the lounge etc. Did get to book the shower for a good time before arriving in MEL and have to say it was worth it! Still for the amount of points we burnt, J has basically everything F had other than the shower and maybe alcohol selection. Of course if you are not paying then most definitely the way to go!lol
Member since 25 Feb 2017
Total posts 12
The Majority of Flights into Australia arrive early morning and yet unlike the much maligned London Heathrow there are no Arrival Lounges. I understand that Heathrow has more Airline Arrivals Lounges than the Remainder of the World Combined. Come on Aussie Come On.
Member since 12 Aug 2017
Total posts 31
You'll have a long flight of 14hr so really, you get both day and night.
Member since 08 Aug 2017
Total posts 46
If you're in First you can use the lounge on arrival. Just show your boarding pass.
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