Recently, ISS GMT was given an exclusive tour of the Emirates Boeing 777-200LR at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport featuring all-new spacious business class cabins, fine dining, global in-flight entertainment and kid-friendly care packages. The global launch of the aircraft pairs up perfectly with another added bonus – direct flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, seven days a week.
President of ISS GMT, Tim Davey, adds “for yacht crew members from Australia and New Zealand the EK flight departing out of Fort Lauderdale adds yet another option to get to and from their homes. Usually when flying down under you don’t think of flying easterly however places like Perth and Auckland are now just one connection away from Fort Lauderdale and the Emirates product is excellent.”
What makes this plane unique is the new two-class cabin configuration, when historically these planes featured three cabins: first class, business class and economy. The new business class cabins are a “2-2-2” configuration which allowed Emirates to eliminate the middle seat and is a welcomed change for frequent fliers.
Emirates has also removed the overhead bins from the center of the cabin, creating a more open feel for travelers with a small social area and bar featuring snacks and drinks whenever business class passengers are in need of a quick stretch or pick-me-up.
When you aren’t moving about the business class cabin, recline all the way back in your seat for a lengthy nap, or enjoy the 3,000 channel touchscreen in-flight entertainment (Wi-Fi and Live TV is available across all classes) on the approximate 15-hour leg.
Let’s not forget about the economy interiors refresh to Emirates’ latest color palate of soft greys and blues and seats 264 passengers, while business class holds 38.
This plane was the first of ten refurbished B777-200LR planes released and is now in full swing of its daily, non-stop service from FLL to DXB.
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