The Emirates Experience

Posted by Reshav Singh on November 29th, 2015

People today travel more than ever before which has heralded a new era of transportation where the twin objectives of saving money and time are pre-dominant themes!

There are a number of reasons for this unprecedented increase in our travelling activities especially in the past decade. Firstly, a lot of people today travel spurred by the mushrooming of budget airlines. It is a fact that low cost or no frills budget airline companies today provide an affordable and economical option which is why people from different income classes are able to avail of the same. Secondly, many companies have globalised their operations resulting in increased export and import activities. As a result, their employees undertake frequent business trips to other regions or other countries. Thirdly, as life is getting more hectic contributing to enhanced stress levels, more and more people feel the need to take a break and consequently travel.

Without a doubt it can be said that this increased travel also gives the travellers a host of related benefits that were not present in earlier times. Travelling not only gives the travellers an opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures but also is the biggest stress buster. It is a fact that inhabitants of urban and metropolitan cities are considerably stressed due to heavy workloads and tight schedules and deadlines. This is also a reason why one can see a number of airlines with hubs in or around big cities.

The world we live in today is hectic and exhausting wherein a working professional needs some time off to unwind and recharge. The importance of R&R has been recognised by the majority of Fortune500 companies which make it mandatory for an employee to avail of his or her leave without exception.

The decision to take a holiday is majorly impacted by the choice of the Airlines. This is important because the holiday actually starts with the passenger taking the flight and not just on reaching the destination of choice. As per a recent survey of travellers it was established that the choice of the Airlines and the resultant experience was one of the major factors to the holiday being a pleasurable and memorable experience or a nightmarish one!

In today's world there is no monopoly but the opposite i.e. a proliferation of Airlines where each one tries to portray its best aspect to attract the tourists and travellers. An airline is also representative of the country it is based in. Thus it is an international ambassador to the world and its importance cannot be emphasised enough!

I have had the pleasure and good fortune to have enjoyed the hospitality of almost all major airlines which has put me in a position to draw an accurate critique of the same. Rather than go on about what individual airlines lack I would like to instead write about the one airline which has always delivered full value and then more!

The story of Emirates airlines began on 25th October 1985 when it flew its two leased aircrafts out of Dubai for the first time. Since then Emirates has evolved from being a small regional player to a major global conglomerate which is today known to all and sundry especially for its commitment to quality.

Though it is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai, Emirates does not function like a typical public sector unit. In fact soon after completing the start-up investment, the Government of Dubai set up Emirates as a fully independent business entity which served to make it one of the most successful players in aviation today!

With a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, Emirates flies to over 140 destinations covering more than 80 countries all around the world. Every week just from Dubai over 1,500 Emirates flights depart to destinations in six continents.

Firstly the staff at Emirates is not only professional but also empathetic and friendly without being familiar. The ease of check in and then the flexibility of baggage goes a long way towards guaranteeing a pleasurable and enjoyable start to a holiday or even a business meeting.

The Aircrafts in use by Emirates are not only well maintained but also make use of the latest gadgetry including state of the art Wifi which is also available to the economy travellers. This goes a long way to assure one of being productive even in flight which is really important if one is in an international flight that stretches to at times a full working day.

Next is the cuisine wherein the menu choices resemble that of a Michelin restaurant and not your usual bland and uninspiring airline catered food. This also goes a long way to ensure a satisfactory experience especially for passengers with special dietary needs.

All in all this airline really is an experience that is superior and different to an air travellers regular fare. It is indeed a huge plus which is especially admirable in light of the fact that it is also cost competitive and offers all comforts and then some more!

The importance of going on a holiday cannot be over emphasised especially in light of stress being the number one killer of people today! Stress be it due to personal or professional reasons is combated most effectively by a simple break or a holiday which serves to fully recharge and refresh a person. Emirates airline guarantees a good start and a comfortable end to all journeys be it for a holiday or business! The USP of this airline is the ability and willingness of is staff to go the extra mile each and every time!

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