I posted a picture earlier this year of me abroad the Emirates A380 in the business class suite. I received many comments & email asking me how I managed to afford business class. Well the truth is I can't.
A few years ago, when I started to travel to Asia quite frequently, I signed up to the Emirates Skywards Progamme. The Skywards progamme allows you to gain air miles for each journey that you take with Emirates.
Miles can be spent on things such as flight upgrades, luxury hotel stays and even tickets to sports events.
I bought economy tickets but 24-48 hours before check in, I used my miles to upgrade to business & paid a small fee of £73.00 to be able to upgrade my ticket for one leg to Business. Business Class is an amazing experience.
Before getting onto the flight, I was able to use the Birmingham Airport Emirates Business class lounge, the lounge offers a wide selection of food + drink.
The benefits on board in business is that you get a full reclining bed (1/2 way through the flight, the crew come round & make the bed for you with a mattress), a seat all to yourself (no worrying about who is going to set next to you!) a full widescreen TV, a mini seat bar and a nice selection of food served with real cutlery.
The best part of the Emirates A380 has to be the bar in the back of the plane. Yes, that is correct a bar in the plane, how amazing is that?
I definitely recommend signing up to any airline frequent flier program, you may not get an upgrade straight away but over time, it will be worth it!