Ok, sure, clever person – the cheapest way to try Emirates First Class is by using points, you’re not wrong.
But, if that’s not an option, or you want more flexibility like booking any day, a chance to try Emirates First Class for under $625 is back, and having done it, it’s glorious. And if you want to double your dip, $976 will give you a round trip!
Here’s the scoop and a bit of context to make it even more tempting…
Emirates First Class For $616
Emirates First Class is famous for the Airbus A380 shower, and the private suite that converts into a fully hotel worthy bed. Plus, the Dom Perignon and all that stuff never hurts either. Say hello to the travel dream of a shower at 33,000 feet, with this amusing opportunity.
After a long hiatus on the route, Emirates has reintroduced A380’s with First Class between Bangkok and Hong Kong. To enjoy this epic novelty, you’ll just need to get yourself to Asia, and more specifically, to Hong Kong or Bangkok.
Starting in Bangkok you can enjoy a one way to Hong Kong for $615, or round trip is $976. Google Flights shows prices all year at these levels, so you’ve got wiggle room.
The flight bills at under 3 hours, but it typically takes a full three hours at a minimum and this allows more than enough time to enjoy a shower on the route, and a glass of Dom. Or maybe, more. Who knows!
Emirates has reintroduced First Class on its ‘fifth freedom’ route between Bangkok and Hong Kong for 2023!
For circa $600 one way or $900 round trip, you can experience one of the most opulent ways to fly, on a taster basis. In recent years the route had swapped to a plane without first class, thus eliminating one of the most novel ways to fly.
Obviously, you can fly for a fraction of this in economy between the captivating Asian cities, but when in Rome, err Bangkok, why not?
GSTP took this flight back in 2017 when the flight was operated by an A380, and managed to make a considerable dent in a bottle of Dom Perignon, grab a shower and enjoy a meal in the 3 hour time frame.
It’s a very “YOLO” experience, to borrow from our hip young friends, but hey – you only live once, right?
Booking Emirates First Class
Asia is the perfect place for a multi city trip, allowing you to explore new cultures and cuisines with each stop. Although the most effective pricing would be for a round trip between Bangkok and Hong Kong, there’s plenty to love about one way and onward.
If you’re going all the way to Asia, which obviously — is truly huge — you want to see as much as you can.
Accordingly, it’s the perfect place to “open jaw” where you fly into one city, and out from another, so there’s no backtracking. It’s really tough to best flying into Bangkok, stopping in Hong Kong and then departing out of Tokyo for a pretty decent picture of the continent from South to North.
You can book these flights directly with Emirates. Be sure to use a card with no foreign transaction fees to take advantage of pricing in Thai Bhat, rather than other currencies. As a reminder, Hong Kong is mostly open now, but with recent events, it might be wise to book this opportunity for summer, or at least a bit later in the year.
These fares can be made flexible, so booking now carries little risk.