Emirates A380 First Class - Just upgrades or actual bookings?

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AvNerd5

Member since 22 Mar 2018

Total posts 2

Think about it; Emirates' A380 first class is so luxurious that almost nobody can afford to fly it. Most people tend to book business class then get upgraded. This is not criticism, just curiosity if anyone has actually booked first class on an Emirates A380.

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Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,114

Added an option to the poll of "I have booked Emirates A380 first class", given that's the question you're asking. However, in the time your poll has been up, several people voted for "Other", which could also represent this response.

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 222

It won't let me vote, because I have two responses - yes, I have purchased an F ticket, but I have also been upgraded from J.

rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 36

Flew F from Auckland to Melbourne when I passed my exams. It was an amazing 3 hours. Was very stunned and confused when asked “Will you be using the shower service this evening?”

NBShone

Qantas

Member since 02 Sep 2015

Total posts 18

One of the best First flying out of Melbourne. Yes I have booked First many times with $$$$. Great value and exquisite service from ground crew to air crew. The Captain will introduce them self to first class pax. Qantas does not do that.

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 193

It's a myth that people don't book and pay cash for flying long-haul in First with either Emirates or Qantas.


I've booked and paid cash on a number of times SYD-LHR or SYD-LAX and several weeks out the First cabin is usually at least 60% booked, leaving only a small number of seats for upgraders.

docsimonm

Member since 29 Mar 2017

Total posts 25

East Coast to NZ when on sale - can not be beaten for the wine alone.

CP

SilkAir - KrisFlyer

Member since 28 Mar 2017

Total posts 9

I have only ever flown F on Emirates and each time I have purchased a QF ticket to maintain status.

Rufus1

Member since 04 Dec 2013

Total posts 65

Only 2 seats occupied in A380 F on the Emirates flight I was on last week. By contrast, QF 10 was completely full in first.


So no (or max 1) upgraded on the first leg, and limited room for upgrades on the second.

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 107

Now theres a true First Class product. Qantas should be ashamed generally for their pseudo 'first' - business plus product.

SpeedyPete

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Sep 2017

Total posts 4

I'm flying DXB-Madrid next month in F, using QFF points. I have a seven hour layover in DXB from midnight after flying (in Business) from Sydney. Does anyone know if there are sleeping facilities in the DXB lounge (ideally with a wake-up call!)? Any suggestions on best way to spend that period?

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 222

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One of the best First flying out of Melbourne. Yes I have booked First many times with $$$$. Great value and exquisite service from ground crew to air crew. The Captain will introduce them self to first class pax. Qantas does not do that.

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Depends on the individual captain. I've seen it happen on Qantas. But I've done a couple of F flights on Emirates and it has not occurred.

dentmd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Nov 2017

Total posts 1

Have flown F on Emirates metal a number of times but always under a QF code share flight number. While very good I still prefer QF metal and staff. I have found that the Emirates crew seem to "disappear" on the longer legs while the QF crew continue to circulate. One thing I must confess is great on the Emirates F facilities is that it is great not to be continually elbowing the walls while sitting on the throne at 30K feet!

holden

Member since 06 Dec 2014

Total posts 16

Have flown F on Emirates twice. The first time was coming back from the UK when I discovered that the return leg (I always book separately) was actually cheaper than the J trip from BNE. I booked Qantas codeshare and they quoted the LHR/BNE leg in UK pounds. I looked at it and thought - why not.

I was also upgraded recently on a BNE/AKL flight which I booked directly through Emirates. Apparently there were issues with some of the seats in economy. Those passengers were brought up to J and I was moved to first as an Emirates FF customer.

That all said, my next trip to the UK in a year's time will be on Qantas metal. Dubai airport is, to say the least, ordinary for the business class traveller and coupled with the fact that they won't let me use my CPAP machine through their power supply (Qantas will) means that the flying Kangaroo gets to keep my loyalty.

Thai Traveler

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Jan 2017

Total posts 5

We fly Emirates First class several times a year to Europe and New Zealand and pay for it.
We also fly Qantas First class to the USA,but it is so far behind Emirates service and quailty

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