Traveling internationally used to be so glamorous. I loved ABC’s TV show Pan Am, even though it only aired for a short while. It depicted what traveling in style used to be. I’ve always enjoyed travel, and the thoughts and possibilities of adventures and fabulous things that await in far off lands. A few years ago I went to the movies with one of my best girlfriends, Katelin, and watched Sex and the City 2. I was mesmerized by their flight to Abu Dhabi, and the airline they flew on….. Emirates! I immediately had to find out all about it! As it turns out, Emirates (I believe anyways) is the most fabulous airline in the world. It’s reminiscent of Pan Am in it’s glory days, and they definitely bring back all the glitz and glam to international travel!
My Partner Tim flew to India two weeks ago, to start our journey into fatherhood. He was there to meet with doctors, our egg donor, and surrogate. Back in November, we were looking at flights for him. I was shocked to find out that for just a little bit more than other airlines, he could fly Emirates! Boy, was I jealous….big time! The cabin design and amenities are incredible, and seem to be limitless!
This is the flight crew. They dress in this uniform for every flight. When I went to pick Tim up from the airport on his arrival back to Dallas, I got to see them get off the plane and exit the gate. They all walked in perfect unison, and looked immaculate after working a 16 hour flight! Not a wrinkle to be found on their uniforms and not a hair out of place, or a stitch of makeup smudged! They even carried their matching purses all on the same shoulder!
Just take a look at the first class cabins! Everything is trimmed in gold, and there’s burled walnut everywhere! Each cabin encloses with sliding doors for privacy. Check out the built in mini fridge!
The design of the first class cabin is really extraordinary. It makes you feel like you have your own little hotel room in the sky. Check out the cute little lamps they all have!
Each seat is designed to pull out into a small bed for sleeping. Just ask one of the ladies of the flight crew, and they’ll bring out your sheets and make your bed up for you when you’re ready to call it a night!
Of course Kim flies Emirates! She looks comfy and ready for her flight to Dubai!
Here’s Carrie and Samantha having a little chat and admiring their luxurious surroundings.
Need to relax? Enjoy a cosmo at the in-flight bar and lounge! All drinks are complimentary!
The in-flight bar and lounge appears to be super swanky considering it’s on an airplane! It’s sleek design and attention to detail make it a beautiful place to relax and visit with fellow travelers while your flying to your destination.
And yes, you guessed it… There’s even a spa on the plane! A far cry from the tiny bathrooms that we’re used to on most aircrafts. I don’t even think my bathroom at home has lighting this good! It really is just like a flying hotel!
Business class isn’t too shabby either! You can still fully lounge back in a large comfy seat and watch TV all the way to your final destination. There’s plenty of storage built in for your carry on and other personals, as well as a large pull out desk area to catch up on any work while you’re in the air, need to email or chat via the web? It’s no problem with complementary WiFi!
It amazes me how they can get so much on something that flies 43,000 feet up in the sky!