Emirates has long has a distinguished record for service, styled and class in the air, but at a price.
Whether that price is underwritten by the UAE Govt, it is in fact well deserved.
My recent London to Dubai A380 flight was a case in point.
While the interior looked a bit cheap with plastic almost shiny wood veneer everywhere, it has a feel of Arabian money.
The crew were excellent.
The food on the day flight was very nice.
The drinks at the 30,000ft bar were well shaken.
The seat was comfortable, I chose a window single seat which gives one a sense of privacy missing in the middle-shared seats.
Overall, a flight to be repeated so long as you (or the payee) can pay the price.
Oh, and the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai is a sight to behold, occupying almost an upper floor of the terminal, with bars, showers, restaurants, quiet areas, plenty of water pools and the odd smoking room.