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December 31, Category: Airline Flight Report Departure Airport Check-in for Emirates is in area C of the main terminal building at Birmingham and initial signage makes finding the area very easy.
The check-in area benefits from excellent branding and queue management, giving a very positive first impression to customers. I checked in relatively early for the flight and so queuing time was a short 2 to 3 minutes.
Emirates use 11 desks in total and so the queue moves forward at a quick pace. It is worth noting Emirates usually use their high-density A configuration on this Birmingham route and with potential for over passengers, getting there early has some obvious advantages.
Proactive roaming staff help to direct passengers and the service offered by the check-in staff was good, although disappointingly no seat selection was available. Boarding Emirates use 2 gates, 1 for lower deck passengers, the other for the upper deck, including Business Class. This is clearly communicated by staff and has a notable impact on the efficiency of boarding.
The gate areas in Birmingham are quite small and numerous passengers are left standing or sitting on the floor. Passengers are called forward according zone number and with proactive checks being made to those queueing up it is almost impossible to board until your zone is called.
The flight is pretty much full so the boarding experience does feel slightly chaotic — the staff are as efficient as possible but there is limited space and too many passengers and the experience is cramped and unpleasant. Baggage Allowance Emirates changed their checked baggage policy in June and it now varies in Economy Class depending on your ticket type.
Those on the cheapest fares can expect a 20Kg baggage limit and this increases to an impressive 35kg for the most expensive Economy Class fares.
Unlike many airlines this can include as many bags as you like outside North and South America.
On paper this is restrictive, but the rule appears quite relaxed and numerous passengers were observed with a second bag in the cabin. The Seat Economy Class on this A is located throughout the lower deck, with 3x4x3 configuration, and a inch seat pitch. The seat feels surprisingly spacious and provides good comfort this 6.
The product is not the most recent Economy Class seat but benefits from a USB port, and an international charging socket 2 available per row. Seat padding and general comfort are most satisfactory and comparable to Emirates regional competitors.
For most flights between Birmingham and Dubai, Emirates use the higher density, 2 class A, with Economy Class seats located on the upper deck. These seats benefit from a more spacious 2x4x2 configuration with larger washrooms and we suggest trying to get one of these for your flight.
The seats and other fixtures and fittings are well maintained and presented nicely. The washrooms are smart but cleanliness is an issue by the end of the flight.
Staff clearly take quite a relaxed approach when it comes to cleaning the washrooms and conditions are quite messy just prior to arrival. Schedule The flight departs 30 minutes late from Birmingham and arrives 10 minutes behind schedule.Airport sponsors use this form to certify to the FAA or to the state (for state block grant sub-recipients) that they have no conflicts of interest related to the award of contracts funded with Airport Improvement Program .
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