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Starting with the check-in done expeditiously and always ready to help with our requests if possible. On my last trip, I asked if they could put me in one of the seats next to the emergency exit, since they are more spacious. And so they did. 🙂

Also on board, the crew is always very kind and helpful.

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Emirates: The Inflight Service

I confess that I haven’t had the chance to experience 1st Class or Executive, but in Economy, the Emirates service is not that bad.

When we have flights that last between 4 to 8 hours there’s a great friend on board: a small television built into the front seat. In this case, the selection of movies and television series is huge and super current.

The meal on board is also usually quite nice, offering more than a main course to choose from, starters and a good drinks selection. Also during the flight they will provide water for hydration and sometimes snacks.

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Client support

If the experience on board is already quite interesting, to date I have only good things to say about customer support.

When I landed in Sri Lanka our surfboards haven’t arrived. But as soon as we left the plane our name was called to the baggage counter.

The boards only arrived in the afternoon flight coming from Dubai, but the airline made available to deliver them directly to the hotel … even this being more than 100 km away.

When we returned, our flight was delayed and from a 1h30 stopover in Dubai we would spend 18h! We contacted the offices of Emirates in Sri Lanka and they managed to fit us in other flights.

Anyway, I can say that my experience with this airline company has been quite good so far and hence the recommendation. 🙂

What is your favorite airline? Do you have any indication or story to tell? The comments box is all yours.

The views expressed in this post are independent and result of personal experience. It was not based on any compensation. 

Marlene On The Move

Marlene Marques

Marlene is the creator of Marlene On The Move. A journalist by profession, she created the blog to share her adventures around the world. It is not unusual for her to set off to discover new countries and cultures with a surfboard as luggage.




  • Vicki Louise

    I really enjoy flying with Emirates – always great service, inflight-entertainment, varied menus and comfy seats – what more could you want in an airline?! They’re one of the best, especially for long haul.

  • Emirates sounds even more amazing! I’m waiting for the day they turn up as the best option for flying somewhere. You had the option of smoked salmon… in economy? That’s awesome. I do love Asian airlines, they always seem to come through (especially compared to American ones…)

    • Marlene Marques

      You are so right, Samantha. I flew with various asian airlines and they always offer such a great service.

  • Lori

    The Emirates is very famous! And fancy! And, from your story – btw great photos – there are many reasons for that! I’d love to fly Emirates too!

  • Karla

    I haven’t tried Emirates but most of my friends did. We are trying to book a Europe flight for next year, this just makes me want to check the rates of Emirates and fly with it.

    • Marlene Marques

      It dependes were you’re flying from, but normally they have some nice rates. Try to book with some time to have lower rates. Hope you have a good experience too.

  • Curious Claire

    I’ve been a BA girl for many years but since all the recent budget cuts I’ve been thinking about switching airlines. After reading this I really wanna give Emirates a go. Looks like you have a really good flight with them

    • Marlene Marques

      That’s true, Claire. I flew with them several times and they were all good experiences.

  • Jenna

    Emirates has always looked like a great airline to me, but I have yet to fly with them. Glad to hear your experience with them has been good! Always nice to have decent meals and individual entertainment on longer flights!

  • Anita Hendrieka

    Wow, that meal actually looks appetizing! I have tried so many plane meals and I can’t actually think of one good one!

  • Christina

    Well, I’m not a fan of any Economy cabin, especially when flying long distance. Trips under eight hours are ok but any flight that are longer I’d say I would rather fly Business Class.

  • anto

    I was about to fly Emirates to Nepal (if I remember right) but eventually we decided to go for Turkish Airlines which was quite a bit cheaper. However, their service sucked so for our next trip we are looking for different airlines so I’ll check out Emirates again…

  • Indrani

    Emirates does give good service, very efficient team… no wonder they are leading. The meal looks so delicious… I am reminded of my experience flying with them.

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