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Article from BTNews 9 DECEMBER 2013

Emirates A380 epic

Emirates swooped into the home of the Oscars on 2 December to launch the world’s longest A380 service.  The Airbus touched down in Los Angeles at the end of the inaugural trip, which crossed the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada.

The aircraft has a published duration of 16 hours 20 minutes, more than enough time to delve into over 400 hours of in-flight Hollywood movies that are available onboard.  

The Emirates’ A380 is like no other, with 76 exclusive mini-pods in Business Class and 14 private suites in First Class.  First Class passengers can even freshen up in one of two on-board shower spas.

The airline started flying to LA in 2008 with the Boeing 777-200LR but the introduction of the 489-seat A380 service is a direct response to demand with over one million passengers travelling between Los Angeles and Dubai so far.  The service operates daily, departing Dubai at 0820hrs and arriving at LAX at 1250hrs the same day.  The return flight departs LAX at 1600hrs and arrives in Dubai at 1950hrs the following day. 

Click here to see the A380 inaugural video:  http://youtu.be/2lRuy9V7OiI


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