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posted Friday, March 23, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 12
Emirates takes off in Seattle
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Emirates takes off in Seattle

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The world's largest airline made a grand entrance at Sea-Tac International Airport on March 1, the first day it began flights between Seattle and Dubai. A Boeing 777-300ER belonging to Emirates Airlines touched down at 1:15 p.m. and proceeded to the S Terminal through a traditional water salute (courtesy of local firemen) and taxied to gate 16, from where it would later depart with a full load of passengers.

While the exterior of the massive aircraft (242 feet in length with a 199-foot wingspan) was something to gawk at, the interior was even more impressive. Inside the Emirates 777-300ER, the 364 passenger seats were divided into three cabins: first, business, and economy. In total, there are 50 rows in the plane. This particular aircraft, unlike the A380, is not equipped with an on-board shower or upper-deck bar.

Only eight lucky passengers can enjoy the luxury of being pampered in first class (one of the most recent being hip-hop superstar Kanye West). The lavish cabin is comprised of individual suites, each the size of a small office cube, which contain everything from personal closet and storage compartments to fully reclining 'sleeper seats' to gourmet dining on-demand. A welcome basket of snacks and chilled beverages awaits first-class fliers upon boarding.

Business class isn't too shabby either, with generous seats that also fully recline into lie-flat beds and plenty of room to relax, watch dozens of international films, or get work done. A peek at the outbound dining menu on this inaugural flight from Seattle showed passengers in the business cabin would be selecting from marinated beef tenderloin, butter chicken, or fish sayadiah for dinner and four different breakfast options, aside from award-winning wines, fine cheeses, and premium liquors.

Emirates has long been recognized in the travel industry for its service and in-flight amenities, winning more than 400 international awards including three in the past year: 'Airline of the Year' (Air Transport World), 'World's Best Airline In-Flight Entertainment' (Skytrax World Airline Awards), and 'Top Airport Lounges in North America (JFK)' (Frommer's Travel Guides).

Seattle became the sixth U.S. gateway city for Emirates, which also flies out of New York (JFK), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Dallas. The flight to Dubai from Seattle is approximately 14 hours and 30 minutes, and 15 hours on the return. Alaska Airlines has announced a codeshare alliance with Emirates, allowing rewards program members to accrue and redeem miles between the two companies.

For more on Emirates or to book your flight, visit www.emirates.com.

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