7th Longest Flight in the World. In Coach.

Well…. I had high hopes for my first ever flight on Emirates.  While I was flying Emirates from Los Angeles to Dubai on an Airbus A380 in COACH, Elsa was flying British Airways from Los Angeles to Heathrow, also on an A380, but in BUSINESS CLASS.  What’s wrong with this picture? This bitch wants to know.

Anyway, my friend Patty told me to grab a seat in the very back of coach because Emirates “always has a whole section of empty seats in the back.”  Patti says as soon as they close the door,  move to the empty section and “you always get a few seats — even a whole row — to yourself”.  I figured that was as good as Business Class.  Well, guess what?  On my flight (EK216, an almost 16 hour journey), no empty seats!  Life’s a bitch.

The flight was not too bad, except for an annoying problem with [only my] IFE (in flight entertainment) system.  The damn flight map got stuck to my screen and it would not go away.  If I tried to watch a movie, the damn map was superimposed over the movie.  Even when I turned the screen OFF, the map remained; pretty annoying when a bitch needs her beauty sleep.

The flight attendants kept saying they were resetting my seat’s system, then resetting the entire “seat block”.  I never saw anything that looked like a reset, so I think they were just lying to me.  Anyway, it completely sucked to have unwatchable IFE for two-thirds (10 hours) of the flight.

Overall Grade for Flight: B-

PS: I forgot to mention… Longest check-in line Inhave ever seen @ LAX.  Took about an hour to check in.  This bitch is NOT used to waiting, so that line was quite a shock to the system.  I said to Elsa (who stood in the line with me, because her flight was hours later than mine, and because she felt guilty that she was flying business), that I thought all the business and first passengers who walked passed us on the way to their shorter check-in lines all looked smug.  I guess that’s how I used to look.  How the mighty have fallen.

Next stop: The Oberoi, Dubai. 

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