Emirates’ revamped A380 Onboard Lounge made its debut yesterday on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 service.
The lounge is an iconic feature of Emirates’ double decker aircraft. Only a handful of the world’s airlines offer passengers a social space like this to enjoy while travelling at 40,000 feet.
The latest makeover of the lounge, inspired by private yacht cabins, features a more modern and refined aesthetic. The new colour scheme sees lighter champagne colours dominate, accented by a glossy dark wood trim. It’s a great look, overall!
The new Emirates Onboard Lounge
Here’s what the existing lounge looks like.
The older lounge design
With a clientele made up of business and first class customers on board the A380, the lounge accommodates 26 guests.
Passengers can enjoy canapés, wines, spirits and cocktails, with six different wines on offer depending on the route, and always either Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot champagne on tap.
Emirates has also made other improvements to the space, including soundproof curtains, soft ambient lighting options, new window blinds with integrated LED mood lighting, and subwoofers for surround sound.
Emirates has said it is only installing the revamped lounge on new planes, but let’s hope an upgrade to the existing A380s also comes soon.
An easy way for Australians to experience the Emirates on-board bar and lounge is by using Qantas Points to book a business or first class seat. This is one of the best uses of Qantas Points, as I’ve written about before.
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