These First Class Suites Are Like Luxury Hotel Rooms in the Sky

These First Class Suites Are Like Luxury Hotel Rooms in the Sky

These First Class Suites Are Like Luxury Hotel Rooms in the Sky

Emirates unveiled its highly-anticipated new first class private suites on Sunday at the Dubai Air Show - and they're even more luxurious than we expected.

On Sunday, the first day of the Dubai Air Show, which ends on Thursday, the airline said the new suites with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors would be a "game changer".

Emirates president Tim Clark told Reuters that "the ownership here is concerned about continuation".

A spokesperson for the airline says the cabins are inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, while the "zero-gravity" seats are designed with the influence of NASA technology.

Emirates is already the world's largest operator of the Boeing 777, with 147 aircraft now in the fleet and a further 196 on order, including 150 777Xs.

The leather seat reclines into a fully flat bed and can be placed in a "zero-gravity" position inspired by technology used by Nasa, the United States space agency, which gives a feeling of relaxation and weightlessness, Emirates said.

The collaboration also extends to include an exclusive S-Class Chauffeur-drive service, whereby passengers flying in the new First Class cabins can make use of new S-Class models for door-to-door transfer to and from Dubai airport from December 1, 2017.

Emirates is also making upgrades to its business and economy classes a part of its 777 retrofit.

Customers can video call the crew for service requests without leaving the comfort of their suite, and crew can serve drinks and canapes through a special service window without disturbing passengers.

The economy class cabin.

All of Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft cabins will embody updated interiors, including a light and modern colour scheme, "classy" textured panels, plus new lighting and design accents such as that of the Ghaf, the indigenous plant considered to be the national tree of the UAE, which will be a key motif throughout the aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from 2022 onwards. A new commitment by Emirates, reportedly to be close to 40 aircraft, would drive the backlog back up to around 100 aircraft, which would be sufficient to fill the production line for more than 10 years at the low production rates now anticipated.

The twin-aisle 787-10, which seats about 320 passengers, doesn't have the globespanning endurance of the larger jets in Emirates' fleet.

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