It was my 40th Birthday and I’ve decided to treat myself for a flight. Flying always makes me happy and there’s no better way to celebrate than flying on Emirates A380 in First Class. I started my journey at Dubai Airport and met my friend Gerome Gardiner who presented me 2 special Emirates paintings as my birthday gift. I brought them on-board later to show the crew and have them signed.
At Check in, I was registered for Emirates Biometric Path that I no longer need to show passport and boarding pass to enter the lounge or board the flight. It was that easy. Emirates Business Class lounge has been re-opened with all the latest food and beverage offerings. There is a dedicated First Class area inside the Business Class lounge with table dining service and champagne bar. The timeless spa and shoe shine is also open now.
On my Emirates A380 flight to Cairo, all the usual service in First Class has returned to normal level. This include table dining service, first class shower and spa, A380 on-board lounge.
At the end of my flight, I felt extremely privileged to celebrate my birthday on-board. It has been a difficult year for everyone in aviation and especially on the A380 aircraft. COVID make us really appreciate things and not to take things for granted. I believe aviation will reach another peak when the challenge is over.