Hey - I recently went on an Emirates A380.
Route: Auckland International Airport (NZAA) (AKL) to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (YSSY) (SYD)
Aircraft: Airbus A380-861 Reg. A6-EET
Here’s our exact plane:
The food was actually really nice. It was high quality and there is a high selection of what you can choose from. Also there was a high quantity of the food you were served. The drinks were really nice, not too much of a selection like Ive experienced on other airlines but it was good.
They were really nice - you could ask for something and they would happily do that for you. There were a few flight attendant on board so you could always get at least one of there attention.
Well way to go emirates - the nicest Cabin Crew Ive had. :)
The interior of the A380 was really nicely lit up with the mood lighting - sadly it only stayed one colour (I know it’s ‘color’ for you Americans). Orange. Unlike Ive experienced on the Dreamliner. The Dreamliner colour would always changed depending on what is happening.
You had a really nice wide space to roam around in and enjoy. And the crazy/weird part is that their was basically 0 noise - I though we would have to abort takeoff when we were 1/3 down the runway cause it was so quiet - then we lifted up and thought we wouldn’t have enough climb thrust 😬😂 I guess Ive never experienced such a quiet plane. Or maybe it was just because I was really close to the front 🤷♂️.
The seat - even though I was in economy had really wide legroom - it felt like we were in business even though we were in economy. The seats had a really good universal power outlet to suit basically any wall plug:
First off - THE SCREENS WERE BLOODY HUGE!!! (for economy).
It had sooooooooooooooo many different channels - over like 25,000 - crazy. Well the channel I watched was:
(The different camera angles)
Here is every aviation lovers dream on a plane;
You got to see everything the plane was going through - live. The vertical speed and all. It was REAAAAAAALY awesome. Very interesting to watch on landing. And here’s another cool one: Cockpit view:
(I may post some other videos later) when they get it uploaded to YouTube
The flight attendants were so nice that they let us go into the cockpit. It was really cool since it was my first time, I got to meet the captain and copilot and more. Before I ramble on too more here are some photos:
(I have a lot more just couldn’t upload them all)
The captain explained a lot of things and asked me what ‘this switch’ does. (I answered all correctly 😁) The captain also explained the most fun you’ll get in the cockpit of the plane is moving the seat - up,down,forward,back,left,right. He was right it was quite fun - although my brother couldn’t see through the cockpit window I could - I guess I’m fit enough to be an A380 pilot already 😁.
And (the captain told me) the most important switch on the aircraft was… The tea/Coffee switch - other wise you are lonely and the flight attendants don’t come in 😁
Almost forgot - my spotting pictures at the terminal:
Managed to capture an A350 at Auckland’s terminal - first one Ive seen IRL - it’s in the background (Cathay Pacific)
The Cockpit of an Air New Zealand 777-200
Air New Zealand A320 and an Air New Zealand 777-200
Next up is an ANA 787-9 Dreamliner
The nose of my Airbus A380 - Emirates
A Singapore Airlines 777-300ER
My Emirates A380 again
Air New Zealand A320
Err - I think I just posted the same picture 😄
An ANA 787-9 Dreamliner Loading up for its flight
Air New Zealand A320 getting loaded up with passengers
Qatar 777-200LR waiting at the gate
A few ground vehicles and the tail of the Qatar 777-200LR along with a Qantas Boeing 737
So overall a really nice flight, landing was smooth - not much turbulence - Sydney was a bit cloudy/rainy - 3/4 along the trip the plane climbed to 40,000 from 38,000 - a few passengers looked nervous, but in under 3 seconds i knew that we were avoiding some bad weather - or possibly another plane 🤔. We were put into a really short almost hold.
The whole flight was the best experience I’ve had on a plane. I definitely reccommend Emirates. Feel free to ask any questions