Emirates Flight EK405 from Melbourne to Singapore was a great opportunity for us to cash in some Qantas Frequent Flyer points and enjoy a bit of luxury travel flying Business Class on an Airbus A380.
The Emirates Business Class experience begins with a chauffeured car pick-up service which takes out the hassle of tackling city traffic before a long flight. On arrival at the airport, there is a dedicated Emirates Business Class check-in counter so there is little waiting in a queue. Upon check-in you are handed boarding passes, express passes for customs, and passes to the Emirates Business Lounge (read the full review here). This lounge is definitely worth a visit before the flight to grab a bite to eat and have a nice relaxing drink.
On-Board Emirates EK405 – Airbus A380
Business Class in the Airbus A380 is located on the upper deck and has a 1-2-1 layout. The seats are fully laid flat and you will find plenty of storage space for smaller bags, travel wallets, phones, etc. next to your seat. The ice entertainment system which comes with i-pad controls has plenty of movies, tv shows, games, and music to keep you entertained – although there were not a lot of new release movies like some airlines have.
Once settled in our seats we were quickly served some champagne and provided with our men’s and ladies’ amenity kits. Each seat has its own little mini-bar containing bottled water, juice, and soft drinks (not chilled though). Not long after takeoff, drinks with mixed nuts were served.
Emirates always seem to have fantastic food on all their flights and EK405 was no exception.
You can see the full menu choices below
Bar on Board
Our favorite aspect of flying Business aboard the Emirates A380 planes is the bar onboard located at the back of Business Class seats. After we had finished eating we ventured down the back to take up a couch and enjoy a few after-dinner cocktails.
The friendly flight crew behind the bar is always happy to have a chat and take photos of some of you. It’s really interesting to hear some of the stories they have to tell about life as a flight attendant. If you’re still hungry there are also plenty of bar snacks to nibble on as well.
We find the Emirates flight EK405 is a great way to redeem our Qantas Frequent Flyer points as we tend to use Singapore as our travel hub. Even though this flight goes onto Dubai, if you do disembark in Singapore you have access to the chauffeured car service. Unfortunately for us, we were staying at the Crowne Plaza airport hotel before heading to the Maldives so we didn’t get to take advantage of this extra perk!