Due to a last-second flight cancellation on my trip, I unexpectedly found myself on an Emirates A380 flight.
Eager to share my experiences with the world, I tweeted out a selfie of me in my seat.
My selfie was met with immediate support from the travel blogging community, including Gary from View from the Wing:
@Jeanne23 i think you are in the wrong class of service for Emirates.
— gary leff (@garyleff) September 8, 2016
And Matt from Saverocity:
You keep on using the word ‘First’ I don’t think it means what you think it means https://t.co/A7ZbVCgBZ8
— Saverocity (@Saverocity) September 8, 2016
There was a little bit of doubt that I was actually on an A380, perhaps because it is such a unique experience.
— Trevor (@tmount) September 8, 2016
So I tweeted out a photo as proof.
— Jeanne (@Jeanne23) September 8, 2016
Eventually, Kevin from Economy Class & Beyond figured out the mystery:
Internet in shock when they find out economy seats exist on an Emirates A380! 😉 https://t.co/iw7hkQNN4A
— Kevin-Economy&Beyond (@EconomyBeyond) September 8, 2016
— TProphet (@TProphet) September 8, 2016
For those not in on the joke, a lot of frequent flyers aspire to fly on the A380 in first class for things like this…
Here’s a video of someone’s experiences:
This is a little different from the experience that I had.
But I have to say, traveling on the A380 in coach was very pleasant. The airplane is extremely quiet and the ride is very smooth. Usually, I can tell when we hit cruising altitude. Not so much with this plane. I could barely feel it angle at take-off, which is great.
The food was also very good.
I expected the eggs to be dry, like all airplane scrambled eggs I had. They were actually really creamy, and I’d be happy to get that as my entree in a restaurant!
The flight attendants were also really nice. Of course, it helps that one gave me a morning refreshment.
But the FA made conversation with me–asking where I’m traveling from and joking about it being 5 o’clock in the location of original departure (instead of, it’s 5’oclock somewhere).
The air quality was also great on the plane. Usually, I get very dried out on a wide-bodied plane. I did not feel that way at all on this craft (as compared to my previous flight on a 747).
The flight also had Wifi for $1, which was clutch.
All in all, this would be my flight of choice for flying in coach. I enjoyed the flight, and coach on this flight was a step above the old US Airways first class experience to Hawaii from Phoenix.
Note: Earlier, a weird twitter HTML problem ate my post, so I just rewrote this post while live. Sorry if you experienced any strange versions of it.