Business Insider was invited to attend the first arrival of Emirates’ new daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted on Friday.
Since the new three-class Boeing 777-300ER — which features first class private suites and refreshed business and economy class cabins — was first unveiled at the Dubai Air Show in 2017, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new offering.
Emirates’ new route also marks the first time an airline based in the Middle East has operated out of Stansted.
Naturally, the first thing we wanted to do was check out the airline’s new private first class suites to see if they lived up to the hype.
We took a tour of the grounded plane to check out the amenities — and basically pretended we were first class passengers for the day.
Scroll down for a look at what Emirates’ new private first class suites are really like.
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We were invited to attend the first arrival of Emirates’ new daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted. As is customary to celebrate an inaugural flight, the brand new Boeing 777-300ER received a ‘water salute’ where it was sprayed with arcs of water from two cannons on fire trucks.
The first thing on our minds was checking out the new private first class suites.
They are fully-enclosed private cubicles, which were inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class — and have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, and soft, plush leather seats that convert into a lie-flat bed.
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