- Emirates – EK Flight 102
- Aircraft Type: 777-300
- Milan-Malpensa (MXP) – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
- Depart: 10:15am; Arrive: 7:20pm
- November 16, 2013
- Seats: (First)
We knew before we boarded the plane that we would have a different product than the more luxurious one on the 777-300ER we had flown the morning before. This was still an enjoyable flight though, just 2x2x2 across instead of 1x2x1.
The seats were also grey instead of the tan color.
Like the 777-300ER, there was a in seat mini-bar, as well as a basket of goodies left out.
And a pretty nice looking IFE screen.
With a controller that you could pull out; again, not as nice as the 777-300ER, but leaps and bounds ahead of other first class products, like BA’s old First.
The cabin was probably half full, if that, although with the mini-bar partitions it was easy to forget the cabin was shared at all.
Before long we were offered a glass of Veuve Cliquot, and some nuts.
Once we were airborne, the meal service started with some small bites. We switched to Dom Perignon, proceeded to go through not one, not two, not three, but four bottles during the course of the flight.
The menu read:
First was Caviar – kind’ve hard to pass that up.
For the main entree, I had a stuffed chicken breast which was good, and my wife had the lamb machbous which she enjoyed.
For dessert, we had an Orange sweet curd souffle.
The few hours between meal services were fairly uneventful. I think we were on the fourth bottle of Dom by the time we made it to the “light bites” before landing.
My wife had a seasonal salad, along with some tea.
I had some wonderful butternut soup.
Overall we had a pretty uneventful flight, and followed it up with a short train-ride to the main terminal, through customs which was pretty much a breeze, and through the baggage claim to the Emirates car transfer desk. We weren’t sure if we’d be able to get a car transfer flying on an award ticket or not, so tried our luck. We were fortunate on the way to the hotel, however even with the concierge at the hotel calling, we couldn’t get a ride back.