12 Nov '17, 1pm

First Class air war intensifies with suites replacing seats

The airline battle for big spenders has intensified, with Emirates launching what it claims to be “game-changing” First Class” — with design inspired by a car maker. At the start of the Dubai Air Show at its home base, the airline said each First Class passenger on its Boeing 777 jets will be assigned up to 40 square feet of personal space with “suites” measuring 7ft by 5ft 8in. While passengers at the back of the plane are seated 10-abreast, First Class travellers will have ample elbow room. They are in a separate cabin with just six seats — or more precisely “fully-enclosed private suites” — configured three abreast, with privacy ensured by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Emirates promises each seat will have a window view — though the passenger in the middle suite has to make to with “virtual windows which project the view from outside the aircraft”. Passengers with a r...

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