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James Craig
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« on: July 13, 2009, 09:40:42 PM »

...lets fly lets fly away
...If you can use, some exotic booze, theres a bar in far (Bombay) Dubai

So Im dreaming of a trip to Dubai to go and see what all the fuss is about and decided to plan out a little vacation on paper. Obviously one would wish to do this in style so me thinks first class all the way is the only way to travel. That said Emirates Airlines have these neat little private suites and to quote their website: (are) fully equipped with individual storage, a coat closet, vanity desk and personal mini bar. The extra-large seat reclines to become a fully flat bed, and the 23″ wide-screen LCD screen features over 600 channels of ice(?) entertainment.
I wonder if they provide neck rubs during the in-flight movies. Sounds like the airline for me.
So after the very restful flight it would only seem appropriate to stay in equally luxurious accommodation. Maybe that hotel that looks like a sail would suffice, The Burj al Arab. If I was going to travel that distance it would only make sense to stay in the royal suite. Wouldnt want to slum it, not after that nice flight there!
Intrigued at the thought of staying at the worlds only 7-star hotel and arriving there via an aircraft suite that resembles a flying George V Hotel dans Paris I decided to price it out.
So, my flight leaves LAX on the 21st August arriving in Dubai on the 22nd. Five nights in the Royal Suite at the The Burj al Arab before returning in my private suite aboard Emirate Airlines flight EK215 back to Los Angeles.
The price? A mere snip at $159497.12. (The hotel was $140,000 in case you were wondering.) The good news is that at $19,497.12 Emirates Airlines do not charge you for the earphones.
So as Frank Sinatra suggests Come Fly with me indeed but make sure you bring your American Express Centurion card.

Crossposted at my blog
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 07:07:32 PM »

Tell ya what, handsome. When I win megabucks here in Las Vegas, I promise I will hire you for this adventure!

It really does sound amazing.

Thanks for the vision! :-*
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 11:00:24 AM »

Tell ya what, handsome. When I win megabucks here in Las Vegas, I promise I will hire you for this adventure!

It really does sound amazing.

Thanks for the vision! :-*

...and thanks for the offer Holly. Keep me informed as to how the megabucks thing works out. I shall pack my suitcase.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 04:16:41 AM »

I suppose technically I have been to Dubai but only passing through Dubai airport for a few hours so it doesn't really count.

I have had the good fortune to fly first class with Emirates twice from Europe to Sydney and will be doing so again in November. The journey time is twenty six hours in total so the extra luxury is really welcome 

The suites are indeed fabulous in a heavily gold plated Arabic sort of way. I love the little doors that shut to give you your own private space and the mini bar that rises up and down at the push of a button, even if there is nothing in it I want to drink except the mineral water.

Tragically there are no massages offered by the flight attendants, you have to make do with the
'massage' option on the seat control panel which causes all manner of disconcerting vibrations.

James, 'ice' stands for Information, Communication and Entertainment.... so now you know.

What I am really looking forward to this time is the new A380 aircraft on the fourteen and a half hour Dubai to Sydney leg. It's the world's largest commercial passenger plane. To board the first class cabin you go up a sweeping staircase at the top of which is a water feature, no really I'm not kidding. They have a bar area shared with business class but truly the pice de rsistance is that they offer not one but two showers for first class passengers.

The lounge at Dubai airport has perfectly nice showers but I might check out the ones on board just for the novelty value. It certainly would be an interesting place in which to join the mile high club. 

One tip, the offer of a glass of champagne on boarding is tempting but I suggest you save yourself until you're in the air. The fizz they serve on the ground is a very pleasant Veuve Clicquot but they don't crack open the really good stuff,  Dom Perignon 2000, until the fasten seat belt sign is off.   
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 10:36:26 PM »

I suppose technically I have been to Dubai but only passing through Dubai airport for a few hours so it doesn't really count.

I have had the good fortune to fly first class with Emirates twice from Europe to Sydney and will be doing so again in November. The journey time is twenty six hours in total so the extra luxury is really welcome 

The suites are indeed fabulous in a heavily gold plated Arabic sort of way. I love the little doors that shut to give you your own private space and the mini bar that rises up and down at the push of a button, even if there is nothing in it I want to drink except the mineral water.

Tragically there are no massages offered by the flight attendants, you have to make do with the
'massage' option on the seat control panel which causes all manner of disconcerting vibrations.

James, 'ice' stands for Information, Communication and Entertainment.... so now you know.

What I am really looking forward to this time is the new A380 aircraft on the fourteen and a half hour Dubai to Sydney leg. It's the world's largest commercial passenger plane. To board the first class cabin you go up a sweeping staircase at the top of which is a water feature, no really I'm not kidding. They have a bar area shared with business class but truly the pice de rsistance is that they offer not one but two showers for first class passengers.

The lounge at Dubai airport has perfectly nice showers but I might check out the ones on board just for the novelty value. It certainly would be an interesting place in which to join the mile high club. 

One tip, the offer of a glass of champagne on boarding is tempting but I suggest you save yourself until you're in the air. The fizz they serve on the ground is a very pleasant Veuve Clicquot but they don't crack open the really good stuff,  Dom Perignon 2000, until the fasten seat belt sign is off.   

I would happily spend 2 days on an airplane with that luxury. And I guess I could slum it with the in-chair massage. ;)

This new A380 sounds like it would put the Bellagio to shame. (I wonder if the water feature will shoot jets up 20 feet in the air to Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightmans Time to say Goodbye.

And what a way to join the mile high club and in such luxury? (Wonder if submariers have a mile low club?)

Should I get the fortune to fly with this aeropalace then I shall wait patiently for the Dom Perignon as if youre going to travel in this much style, one must wait for the expensive bubbly dah-ling. :D

Thanks for sharing Pixie.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 11:47:17 AM »

I'm glad to report that Emirates first class on the A380 lived up to my expectations, which were pretty high I can tell you.

The standout feature is indeed the two shower rooms. I made sure to make use of them on both the outward and the return flight. I reasoned that you've got to give the shower attendant something to do, otherwise the poor girl will just be fluffing towels for fourteen hours.

It's a bit strange at first to be naked under the shower at 35000 feet, turbulence can be a bit of a challenge but it's worth it for the sheer decadence of the experience.

I noticed that Emirates seemed to have taken the Mile High Club into consideration because the sign on the door stated clearly that 'A maximum of 2 persons are allowed in the shower room at any one time.'   

I half considered inviting someone up from economy   ;D
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 06:09:45 PM »

     Singapore Airlines sells a flight in First class with everything but the burled walnut paneling of the Emirates Airlines flight you priced, James.  And   http://www.frasershospitality.com/our_properties.php   offers the best versions of worldwide hostels that I've ever seen for grown folks.
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