First-Ever Emirates Miami Flight Lands From Dubai With ‘World’s Best’ First Class Suites

Emirates flew its first ever scheduled passenger flight from Dubai to Miami this morning – and used a special plane for the occasion.

The inaugural flight used Emirates’ Boeing 777 Gamechanger, which features fully enclosed first class suites. It has been called the world’s best first class product.

The flight took off from Dubai this morning at 3:24 AM, a few minutes after it was scheduled to leave the gate.

According to Flightradar24, this morning’s flight lasted 15 hours and 20 minutes and landed at 10:44AM – a bit earlier than the scheduled 11AM arrival time.

At MIA, Emirates is using Concourse J, which is arguably the nicest at the airport.

The plane will sit at MIA for the day before departing back to Dubai tonight at 9:10PM.

Emirates will use the same schedule for all planned flights to Miami in the future. The flights will operate four times per week, initially.

Future flights to Miami are not planned to be flown with fully-enclosed gamechanger first class, at least for now.

Instead, Emirates will use a three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class.

 

 

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Anonymous
14 days ago

I wish we got more Dubai-like architecture, everything being built is so blah

Anonymous
14 days ago

Do you also happen to have Dubai-like oil fields, Dubai-like royalty that owns said oil-fields or what about Dubai-like labor laws? Dubai’s oligarchs, like the Chinese, can build for the most part whatever they please as they do not have to answer to investors nor governmental agencies that regulate building codes or labor laws. Do you prefer we have Dubai-like architecture in exchange for being ruled over a monarch like in Dubai or a dictator as in China? Plus, we have little oil here in Miami-Dade so that is a moot point.

Anonymous
14 days ago

None of that prevents developers from building signature structures in Miami, under American standards. The obvious problem is that the current crop of developers operating in Miami are only interested in making a high financial return on investment. Granted, that is the goal of most developers, but this group appears to have zero concern for outstanding architecture. They don’t have that kind of respect for Miami. Additionally, if city officials demanded it, we would see better looking buildings. They appear to be only interested in collecting the millions they charge for water and sewer hookups etc.

Anonymous
13 days ago

If Gov’t Bureaucrats DEMANDED everything that a private property owner could do with their private property, then the men of action would retreat to the mulch, and you’d have to rely on Prius driving Beta males to develop skyscrapers.
Newsflash: Beta male Bureaucrats do not know how to build anything.

Anonymous
13 days ago

*gulch*

Anonymous
13 days ago

Best that Miami BE the Gulch.

Anonymous
9 days ago

well said

Anonymous
14 days ago

You’re point is moot because at one point, we used to build beautiful buildings, building codes and labor laws included. Yet, bridges and condos don’t seem to collapse in Dubai… Also, most Dubai’s economy is based on tourism now.

Anonymous
13 days ago

I thought it’s worth mentioning in this group that property prices in Dubai maybe half the prices in Miami. Price per square foot is not so high in Dubai. Best of buildings maybe you can get for Usd 400 per square foot. Miami is double the price. Compared to New York or San Fransisco Dubai is very very cheap. If you cannot afford to buy a home in any major US cities, you can buy one in Dubai.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Dubai is a fake city

Anonymous
14 days ago

Miami as well, they complement each other well.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Dubai is more fake, when it comes to being fake Dubai wins the gold medal

Anonymous
11 days ago

What’s fake about it? The buildings may be empty but they have the cash to keep them going for decades and the will to do it. What do we have in miami? Sinking land, thousands of ‘influencers’, the cruise industry and a ‘start-up’ scene?

Anonymous
10 days ago

Go back to the hills of New England bumpkin!

Anonymous
10 days ago

Once the oil dries up, they are going to have a tough time sustaining themselves on their idea of “tourism” alone. Sure, they have cool looking buildings and giant 1960s era shopping malls with everything you can imagine. Apart from that, what is the appeal of the Persian Gulf? 120+ degree weather with a daily extreme UV index and horrible air quality due to the constant waves of dust and sand?

Sure it may be muggy here in Miami for a good portion of the year, but compared to Dubai were a paradise.

I think they are better suited on sustaining their foothold on the air link between Europe and Asia as well as on cargo. However, that is mainly concentrated amongst a couple cities Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha namely. The future as a whole, does not bode well for the Middle East once the oil dries up.

Anonymous
13 days ago

“Dubai is a fake city”

You mean, everything we see there on TV and travel brochures is actually made of cardboard?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Now that is public transportation!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Only if you can afford it.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Um, no.. this is privately owned business transportation.

Anonymous
14 days ago

IG models and their clients being contacted faster now.

Anonymous
14 days ago

wonder how much a suite costs

Anonymous
14 days ago

If you’re blonde and female you get a discount.

Anonymous
14 days ago

That ain’t a blonde.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Bring in that money to Miami!!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Miami needs a viable World’s Fair. City planners should really think about this. Money will come from state/feds to make infrastructure improvements; think metromover extensions. Pick a derelict parcel and plan it. Knock down warehouses in Wynnwood and design buildings that would be used after the exposition instead of knocking then down. A whole new “village” would rise from it. The pavilions would later become galleries, showrooms, restaurants, apartments and offices.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Miami needs a world class destination resort casino.

Anonymous
11 days ago

YES! Great idea!

Anonymous
14 days ago

welcome!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Now Asia.

Anonymous
14 days ago

*East Asia

Anonymous
14 days ago

*Japan

Anonymous
14 days ago

Now give it the airport it deserves bc MIA is hideous.

Maxine
13 days ago

Agreed that Mia is pretty awful. But we just bought a place in Miami because we needed a better home connection to get to Europe and the UAE.

NYC Transplant
13 days ago

MIA will probably wind up getting new terminals. At a lot of airports, the big improvements come from major overhauls of outdated terminals, new terminals being built, or a combination thereof. Although I wouldn’t point to much in NYC with affirmation, the terminal renovations at LaGuardia are pretty good – replacing a terminal that looked like a 1950s bus station with something really 21st Century. Gotta say, it’s really nice how close MIA is to the city center. $15 in a Lyft will get you there. You’d pay 3-4x as much from Manhattan to any of the NYC airports. In fact, New Jersey Transit charges $15.50 from Penn Station to the Airport. That’s commuter rail! Sigh!

Anonymous
12 days ago

I just did that the other day… Just buy the child ticket, nobody checks.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Not to mention some of the rudest, ill mannered TSA agents I’ve ever encountered

Anonymous
10 days ago

Book me Dano!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nice win for Miami.
Glad to see the flight is on a beautiful America privately built Boeing and not a poorly built Airbus subsidized by various European governments.

Anonymous
14 days ago

As the Boeing MAX nosedives into the ground…

Anonymous
13 days ago

That only happens to non-American pilots who know know how to deal with critical thinking challenges.