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Emirates doubles down on luxury with upgraded first-class cabins

Singapore Airlines pioneered the enclosed suites on the A380 a decade ago

Anurag Kotoky | Bloomberg 

Emirates, which operates the world’s biggest fleet of long-haul aircraft, threw its weight behind the future of first-class travel, pouring millions into an upgrade of the ultra-luxury category on its Boeing 777 aircraft even as other carriers dispense of the biggest berths. President Tim Clark showcased the new design on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show, with flourishes including hard-wood floors, multiple mood-lighting options and the benefits of a window even in the center-cabin suite, which is created by beaming the outside view through a set of mock windows. The ...

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 02:52 IST