Emirates has announced the re-opening of its famous onboard A380 Business Class lounge bar and shower spa services after a full health and safety review and re-design. And as you might imagine, it looks a little different.
Say hello to Emirates’ redesigned onboard experience for the crazy new world we live in. Looks a bit different doesn’t it?
The celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa for premium passengers have resumed operations with the introduction of additional health and safety measures and what looks like a load of single-use plastic wrapped items.
Ready for the full list of additions and changes? Read on.
Introducing the 40,000ft take away bar
The famous A380 Onboard Lounge, which serves First and Business Class customers, has now been transformed into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols in place.
While it’s not quite the mile-high meetup magnet it used to be, the sky bar will continue to serve wines, spirits, soft drinks and pre-packaged lounge bites for customers to take and enjoy in the comfort of their own seats.
The galley areas in Business Class on select Boeing 777 aircraft and in First Class have also re-opened with pre-packed snacks for customers to grab and go.
More signature experiences
First Class customers can once again have a shower at 40,000 feet (thank goodness for that) and luxury spa products will be provided in individual amenity bags to each customer. The sets include pampering essentials from award-winning, organic and sustainable Irish brand VOYA, a disposable bath towel and a menu to choose additional amenities.
From November 1, Emirates’ says the onboard dining experience will return to its signature service while observing strict hygiene protocols.
Customers in all classes will be able to enjoy multi-course meals and choose from a complementary selection of beverages including wine and beer, as well as juices and soft drinks. Cocktails will also be served in premium classes.
In Economy Class, customers can choose from two wines; in Business Class, customers can choose from six wines including port and champagne, while in First Class, customers will have a selection of eleven wines including dessert wine, port and Dom Perignon champagne.
The airline has also introduced a nutrient-rich ‘Vitality Boost’ welcome drink for the winter season, which aims to help keep premium passengers happy and healthy.
The Emirates app has also been enhanced to allow customers on board to browse the menus on their personal devices both online and offline with the latest app update.
Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment, ice, continues to add new content every month. In October, 25 new Hollywood blockbusters, 197 hours of new of TV, as well as a selection from the MasterClass series, were added to the entertainment catalogue boasting over 4,500 channels.
Travel with confidence
Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home.
This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 December 2020, and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey.
This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination.
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