Signature experiences for first- and business-class fliers have been redesigned with health and safety in mind.
The Covid-19 pandemic might have forced airlines worldwide to ground their superjumbo jets, but Emirates resumed services aboard its double-decker A380s to London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle as early as July. Now, the Dubai-based carrier is reopening its special premium-class spaces on some wide-body aircraft with certain adjustments to suit these current circumstances.
All Emirates’ A380 Onboard Lounges are operating as takeaway bars where patrons must observe physical distancing rules and waiting guests will be limited according to the seating capacity. Bartenders in personal protective gear will offer wines, spirits, soft drinks, and pre-packaged food to customers to enjoy in the comfort of their own seats. Meanwhile, social areas in first and business class on select Boeing 777 aircraft are serving pre-packed snacks on a grab-and-go basis.
First-class passengers are now welcome to take a quick shower at 40,000 feet, thanks to the reopening of Emirates’ A380 Shower Spas. Those planning to use the facility will be given a disposable bath towel and individual amenity bags, which are stocked with essential spa and bath products by organic Irish brand Voya.
Onboard dining experiences are set to make a return from November 1, with customers in all cabin classes once again able to enjoy multi-course meals and complimentary drinks such as juices, soft drinks, wine, and beer. Emirates also plans to launch a welcome drink named Vitality Boost in first and business class for the northern winter season. Packed with antioxidants, the beverage is a nutrient-rich blend of apple, ginger, and hibiscus with no added sugar. According to the airline, this health drink will be continually refreshed to offer different flavors from time to time.
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