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One of the world’s poshest flying experiences is back

Emirates re-opens onboard A380 lounge and other services

Following a comprehensive health and safety review, one of commercial aviation’s most opulent services has returned to the skies. 


Emirates’ signature Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa experience, available on the airline’s A380 aircraft, has returned with additional health and safety measures as well as a novel “nutrient-rich” welcome drink for the winter season. 



The Lounge, which serves First and Business Class passengers, will see the carrier’s famous onboard bar offer take-away beverages, with social distancing protocols in place during ordering. Lounge bites will also be available for flyers to enjoy from the comfort of their own seats.


On some Boeing 777s, social areas in Business and First Class have also reopened with pre-packed, take-away snacks.


The height of luxury, passengers can once again take a shower at 40,000 feet, with spa products now provided in individual amenity bags to each customer. 



From 1 November, inflight dining will re-commence across all cabins “while observing strict hygiene protocols”. 


Economy, Business and First class customers can choose from two, six and 11 wines respectively, with cocktails, port and champagne served in premium classes.


Called Vitality Boost, Emirates’ new welcome drink for premium passengers blends apple, ginger and hibiscus “to give customers a health kick on their journey”. 


Elsewhere, the carrier’s award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, continues with fresh content every month, including the new MasterClass series, which Emirates will be introducing to the skies. 


Among the comprehensive new health measures at Emirates are the distribution of free hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. 


The Dubai-based carrier has also promised flyers it would cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, should flyers be diagnosed with coronavirus during their travels while they are away from home. 


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 19 October 2020

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