Emirates PE cabin soon bookable

Emirates has announced that its new Premium Economy cabin will be bookable from 1st June.

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The airline said: “The roll-out of the new cabin is going to take some time, with 67 A380s and 53 Boeing 777s due to be refitted from November 2022. The final batch of A380 deliveries came with Premium Economy installed from scratch, which allows Emirates to begin offering it for booking now.”

From 1st June, it will be bookable on:

London, Paris and Sydney for travel from 1st August

Christchurch for travel from December (exact date TBC

DHMI began using two Cessna Citation V aircraft for flight inspection in 1993, which were replaced by Cessna Citation XLS aircraft in 2009.

The A380s will feature 56 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 layout at the front of the lower deck. The cabin has three dedicated toilets.

The seats themselves feature up to 40″ pitch and 19.5″ width, with an 8″ recline. You’ll get a six-way adjustable headrest, calfrest and footrest as well as a wide dining table and small side table.

Emirates has chosen the Recaro PL3530 premium economy seat. If it looks familiar, this is the seat that British Airways has been installing on refurbished aircraft and new arrivals in recent years.

Jumeirah Hotels opens an arrivals lounge at Dubai Airport

The Jumeirah hotel group has opened its own arrivals lounge in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport.

The 250 sq m lounge is open to anyone who is using hotel-arranged transport from the airport. It appears that you do not need to book a transfer in advance to get access.

The lounge offers food and drink as well as two shower rooms, which could be useful if you are arriving early and are unlikely to get immediate access to your hotel room.

Jumeirah will also allow you to leave your luggage in the arrivals lounge for separate transfer to your hotel, allowing you to head into Dubai immediately. This is particularly interesting for business travellers who may not want to carry their luggage into business meetings.

Accor to manage the Queen Elizabeth II floating hotel

Accor has now taken over management of the hotel and, after some refurbishment and upgrades, it will become part of the MGallery brand.