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Zero Gravity Flat Beds, Virtual Windows: Emirates Debuts Boeing 777 Private Suite

Zero Gravity Flat Beds, Virtual Windows: Emirates Debuts Boeing 777 Private Suite
Joe Cortez

New suites feature Mercedes-Benz inspired layout, new amenities and total privacy

Flyers seeking a completely private flying experience may want to consider Emirates’ new first class product. Industry insiders at the Dubai Air Show were among the first to tour the new product, set to go into service by December 1.

The new suites will be exclusively installed on the airline’s ten new Boeing 777-300 aircraft, starting service on secondary routes to Belgium and Switzerland. According to Forbes, the six new suites (reduced from eight on current Boeing aircraft) were inspired by the interior of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan. Boeing, Rockwell Collins and Panasonic all worked with designers to bring the suites to life.

A full-flat bed offering a “zero gravity” position, which aims to simulate the feeling of weightlessness that astronauts experience on board spacecraft.

Those flying in one of the suites with windows will get binoculars to study the world from their seats, while those in interior suites will have “virtual” windows: a live video projection from cameras facing outwards. In-flight entertainment will be presented through a 32-inch LCD television, with optimized sound from Bowers & Wilkins noise-cancelling headphones. Luxury brand Bulgari will provide amenity kits, featuring the airline’s “Hydra Active” moisturizing pajamas and Byredo fragrance and skincare products.

The suites excel in offering luxury travelers’ privacy when flying in the front of the aircraft. Each suite has ceiling-to-floor doors, with food and refreshments delivered through openings. Instead of ringing a call button, suite passengers can video chat live with their flight attendant. Each suite is built for one person – meaning couples traveling together will not be able to occupy the same space.

The latest first class cabins will offer features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz carmaker, including leather seating, a high-tech control system and mood lighting

In addition to reducing the number of suites, Emirates will scrap several other features to create an exclusive experience, including the first class bar and lounge. The new products will only be available on the carrier’s new Boeing 777 aircraft, with no plans to add them to their existing fleet of 777 or Airbus A30 aircraft in the future.

 

[Images: Emirates]

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  1. Catweazle

    Catweazle

    November 15, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Looks partly reminiscent of the early days of aviation, when passenger aircrafts were nothing more than a luxury in themselves. In any case, this seems modern without being generic like many other J+ class cabins, and hence maintains the look iconic to EK. I find it most appealing, for one.

  2. anirudh666

    November 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Maybe EK should also debut service from DTW

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