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Emirates Inducts Newest Flight

Travel Nonstop From Dubai to Los Angeles

Emirates now offers nonstop service between Dubai and Los Angeles
Emirates now offers nonstop service between Dubai and Los Angeles

The ever-growing, ever-popular international Dubai-based airline Emirates landed its first non-stop flight from Dubai to Los Angeles on Oct. 27. The event was marked by a $3 million extravaganza at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Oct. 29, hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank. The event included a a four-course dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck, as well as a concert by Latin pop sensation Ricky Martin.

The Dubai-Los Angeles flights take place on a Boeing 777-200LR with 266 seats in three available classes: First, Business and Economy. Service will initially take place three times per week—Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays—with daily flight services becoming available with the arrival of additional aircraft.

The 8,339-mile flight—the airline's first non-stop West Coast venture—takes 16 hours and 45 minutes from Dubai to Los Angeles, and just under 16 hours from L.A. to Dubai, with enough creature comforts offered to ensure a pleasant trip for all.

Dining options include a la carte on demand for First-Class passengers
The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft includes ice digital widescreens
Dining options include à la carte on demand for First-Class passengers
The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft includes ice digital widescreens

The plane offers eight private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat beds in Business Class, and generous space for 216 passengers in Economy Class. Passengers in all classes are served meals prepared by gourmet chefs, with almost 1,700 hours of individual video and audio entertainment provided by the airline's award-winning ice digital widescreens.

A roundtrip ticket on a Los Angeles-Dubai introductory flight in Economy Class costs $1,600, while Business-Class and First-Class seats are $12,000 and $18,000, respectively. First-Class passengers will also receive Dom Perignon, while Business-Class passengers will receive Henriot Champagne.

Emirates' flights are now operating out of Dubai's brand-new $4.5 billion T3 terminal at the Dubai International Airport, which opened its doors on Oct. 14.

Along with the Los Angeles route, Emirates is set to launch flights from Dubai to San Francisco on Dec. 15, has already expanded its New York JFK to Dubai A380 thrice-weekly service to double-daily flights, and also operates a daily service to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. These American flights now connect the USA to a multitude of countries on the African, Asian and European continents.

For more information, visit the Emirates website

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(Updated: 10/30/08 KR)

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