Emirates Business Class – JNB to IAD featuring Boeing 777-300ER

This post concludes the Emirates Long Haul Business Class experience featuring a review of Emirates Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) product, plus a few more views of the A380, and final thoughts about flying Emirates Business Class. This is the final part of a multi-part series about the Emirates Experience.  Thank you for reading and feel…

Dubai and Emirates Business Lounge

As we approached Dubai, I took these pictures out the window from my upper deck seat on Emirates A380 Business Class.  This is a city to behold. The plane landed as gracefully as it took off.  Many ‘thank you’ and ‘good-bye’ all around. Dubai Business Lounge Dubai airport is huge.  We disembarked, went through security,…

Emirates at Dulles International Airport and the Dulles Air France Lounge

This is a continuation of a multi-part post about flying Emirates Business Class.  The parts are: Part 1 – Emirates Business Class – Emirates Overview and Chauffeur-drive Part 2 – Emirates at Dulles International Airport featuring the Air France Dulles Lounge (this post) Part 3 – The Amazing A380 Experience — Flying Dulles to Dubai Part 4 –…

Emirates Business Class – Hello Amazing

After I booked my wonderful safari to Africa, I needed to figure out how to get there.  I chose Emirates. Bottom line – I made an excellent choice. You can see my 7 part African Safari series featuring big cats and much more starting here:   African Safari – Part 1 Overview. This multi part series shares what it is…

Six Things You Should Never Do On Airplanes

I saw an article on Yahoo called “Six Things You Should Never Do On Airplanes.”  It was all pretty boring stuff (albeit not obvious) like “Kick the seat in front of you,” and “Get too friendly.” Here is my list of 11 things you should never do on airplanes that I have actually SEEN done on…

Emirates Re-Accommodates United Airlines

After United Airlines’ display of its amazing customer service skills this week, Emirates airline (which has been under many forms of attack in the US by United and its CEO) released this video on Twitter: Fly the friendly skies So is Emirates really that much better than United or any other airline?  Do they really…

American Airlines Food Fail

Please don’t feel sorry for me and my first world problems, however….. I traveled from Dallas to Baltimore last Friday afternoon on American Airlines (MD-80). Good thing: First class American Airline upgrade. Good thing: Fairly standard and polite service, hot towels, drinks refilled frequently enough, tray tablecloth, warm nuts. OMG thing:  The lunch [insert horror movie music…

Turnips, Spinach, Hen, and AA Turkey

This weekend seemed full of passion, marches, emotion, conflict, alternative facts, and storms. To take a break from all that, this post is about food – in particular turnips, spinach, and turkey (the avian kind, not the political kind). *  *  * If you ever want a year-round spot of peace and respite, plant a garden.  Once you get…

Airplanes and Food – AA First Class Meal Review

I had the opportunity for an upgrade to first class on both legs of my American Airlines November trip between BWI and DFW (B737).  Two by two seating vs three by three on a multi-hour flight maintains some basic human dignity that some airlines seem hell-bent on removing, but that is a different subject for a different time.  Today’s subject is my meals…