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 $600 is back, and having done it, it’s glorious. Here’s the scoop…
Emirates First Class For $545
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.
Flights from the beginning of 2021 until March 28th won’t feature a shower, but from March 28th, 2021 onward, the route will once again be operated by an A380 with First Class Showers. To enjoy this epic novelty, you’ll just need to get yourself to Asia, and more specifically, to Hong Kong or Bangkok.
Emirates has reintroduced First Class on its ‘fifth freedom’ route between Bangkok and Hong Kong for 2021!
The flight bills around 3 hours, and for $500 one way or $800 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
Flights are on sale every day of the week for 2021, and you can search for flights using Google Flights, your favorite online travel agency or directly with Emirates. A one way journey from Bangkok to Hong Kong is $545, while the reverse is over $800. A round trip can be booked for $813 originating Bangkok.
Asia is the perfect place for a multi city trip, allowing you to explore new cultures and cuisines with each stop. 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.
Much of Asia is closed right now, but it’s not impossible to visit Thailand. Hopefully vaccine rollout means these countries open up broadly in 2021, and let people enjoy this highly amusing way to travel in better times.