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Review

By Shane, written on the 2nd January 2013.

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." Leonardo da Vinci April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519

This statement was a little premature to say the least. Way before customer service, flashy uniforms, inflight entertainment and the thrill of the mile high club, how could he be so sure man and woman would want to return to the sky? Did he know Nostradamus? If Nostradamus had known what was coming surely amidst the predictions of inevitable gloom and doom and trade towers falling couldn't he have at least give us some hope. Enter Emirates.

Now I must point out right from the start that I am not a seasoned traveler. I am to the traveling world what Carrie Bradshaw was to Sex And The City series one – six. Simply someone with a passion for fashion, a desire to learn and of course an opinion I am willing to share with anyone willing to listen. At twenty-seven I have only ever flown with three airlines. However, Emirates not only surpassed the competition, but satiated all my needs as a novice flyer.

My seat in economy class was comfortable and spacious despite my over indulgences synonymous with the Christmas period , forcing me to reconsider the necessity of my new year's resolution "do yoga five times a week." Who doesn't like to feel thinner than what they are? Emirates, where were you last Easter?

The announcements were audible and thorough, made swiftly after take-off which puts a nervous flyer like myself at ease. With the 1,400 channels to choose from, inflight shopping and email facilities available from my comfy chair the valium floating in my pocket (obtained via a Dr's prescription thank you very much) no longer seemed necessary. This came in handy when the man next to me decided I was the kind of person to discuss the failing economy of Greece and Rome with. After proving that sharing really is caring I rolled the drooling head of "The Economist" onto the other side and proceeded to enjoy The Marilyn Monroe classic "The Prince
And The Showgirl." (Note to self, next time negotiate for the window seat before drugging fellow passengers.)

Having my other half book my flight for me meant that my dietary requirements as a vegetarian remained under the rug. The stewardess was more than happy to help scrounge up another vegetarian meal for me. Sadly there were none available. Was I to starve on this 10 hour flight? Was the great Leonardo Da Vinci about to proven wrong? Is that even allowed? Surely there are laws against proving the greatest minds of our time wrong? Look what happened to those beef people who tried to take Oprah to court! Let's face it. 1,400 channels is going to make even Gwyneth Paltrow want to "nosh" just a little. A grinning airhostess returned about six minutes later with a tray of biscuits, cheese, chocolates, two deserts and (feeding off my banter) a cheeky glass of vino. With my drugged up companion, I truly was flying like a rock star.

Humor aside, what really did impress me was how the team handled the turbulence. Once at one of those horribly sophisticated dinner parties full of old money and new suits (I was part of the waiting entourage) I remember a rather Churchill-like man saying "Face it! When you are flying $#it happens. When that happens they tell you to bend into prayer position so that you can ask God for forgiveness while simultaneously kissing your arse goodbye." Funny the things you recall at moments of despair. When the cabin crew had to take their seats the captain made a long announcement about what was happening, kept us informed and if memory serves even made a joke. Even his tone was reassuring. In ten minutes the worst was over and the "seatbelt off" sign lit up and the stewardess returned for a now needed top up.

Now for the Uniforms. It may seem trivial to fixate on, but personally I think it would be a travesty to overlook these chic uniforms that really do set Emirates apart. After all, style is very important to an airline. Haven't we all heard the old saying "Image is everything dahling." At first glance these uniforms look runway worthy, but no haute couture Italian fashion houses were harmed in the making of the rich chocolate colour suits worn by the male staff. With a subtle cream and red pinstripe it delivers a visual that is both stylish and approachable- much like the men's Christian Dior gladiator sandal of fall 2012.

Female staff sport an elegant mushroom coloured suit, with a chocolate and red pinstripe. Hats also differentiate the staff with crew wearing raspberry red and pursers sporting a chocolate brown. Delicious!

As I am sure is evident, I don't know an awful lot about aviation. Nor do expect you to take my word at more than face value. But I know this much- if you are after professional, passionate staff and a relatively smooth journey fly Emirates. Don't take my word for it ! Just ask the guy who sat next to me.

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Victoria Island, Lagos - Nigeria

Emirates base

Emirates is based in Lagos, Nigeria, at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (LOS).

Flights from Nigeria to Dubai

Emirates operates flights from Nigeria to Dubai on the following routes:

Nigeria to Dubai

flight route

Frequency

Flight number

Departs

Arrives

Duration

Classes

Aircraft

Lagos to Dubai

Mo

Tu

We

Th

Fr

Sa

Su

EK784

14:50

01:00

07h10m
non-stop

First
Business
Economy

Boeing 777-300ER

Lagos to Dubai

Mo

Tu

We

Th

Fr

Sa

Su

EK782

21:25

07:40

07h15m
non-stop

First
Business
Economy

Airbus A340-300

Flights from Dubai to Nigeria

Emirates operates flights from Nigeria to Dubai on the following routes:

Dubai to Nigeria

flight route

Frequency

Flight number

Departs

Arrives

Duration

Classes

Aircraft

Dubai to Lago

Mo

Tu

We

Th

Fr

Sa

Su

EK783

07:35

12:55

08h20m
non-stop

First
Business
Economy

Boeing 777-300ER

Dubai to Lagos

Mo

Tu

We

Th

Fr

Sa

Su

EK781

14:15

19:55

08h40m
non-stop

First
Business
Economy

Airbus A340-300

History

1 Feb 2009

Emirates increases its frequency of flights between Lagos and Dubai from daily to twice daily.



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