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Emirates’ new A380 First Class lounge (or is that First Class Terminal?)

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If you like luxury airport lounges, I recommend this article from US site One Mile At A Time.

Ben got to visit the new A380 pier in Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3. This is truly a unique design, with economy, business and first class passengers each having THEIR OWN FLOOR in the terminal.

It looks, at first glance, like any other airport terminal (picture from One Mile At A Time):

…… except that the whole floor is for Emirates first class A380 passengers. Every bar is free. Every cafe is free. All the shops are luxury outlets. And with just 18 passengers maximum per flight leaving from the terminal, it is hardly going to get busy.

It is well worth a read.

It is also worth adding that I hope to be at Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal again – which Ben picks as his best lounge in the world – next month, so watch out for my report.

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (October 2022)

Emirates Skywards does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Emirates Skywards miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (2)

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  • pianoamit says:

    With all due respect, supposing for a moment that a few flights leaving around the same time have a light load in F, wouldn’t this feel a bit like a ghost town?

  • modex says:

    I was in the A380 business class lounge (level 5) about 2 weeks back and I can echo most of the sentiments in the post. It truly is a fantastic experience including boarding directly into the plane from the lounge with only the J-class passengers! It was a bit early in the morning for food and drink (EK 7 which was a 3:10am departure) but the layout was very nice (albeit a bit of a ghost town feel in the middle of the night!). The spa is not open yet, so if travelling with the Mrs, make sure you stop in the other terminal (they have a 24 hour spa) Can’t remember the shops but they may have been closed…..

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