How to Survive Flying Emirates Economy Class (Top Tips)

– Guys, welcome back! In this video, I’m flying in Emirates economy
class. Yes, you heard right – economy class. But flying economy can be great too. Do you want to know how? In this video, I’m going to show you. Let’s go! Today, I’m going to fly on the Emirates A380
to Zurich. I’m flying economy class so today’s video
is to show you a few tips and tricks on how to enjoy economy class. I love this water fountain and the elevator
feature here. These elevators are huge. If you’re flying economy class, you can still
pay to come in to the lounge or if you have a priority pass or if you have a lounge key
credit card, you can come and use the Marhaba lounge here. So, I think that if you make a small investment
to enhance your journey, your journey will be much happier. Even flying on economy class I’m so excited
because I love flying on aeroplanes so much! So, today’s flight is not full – I’m really
lucky. I have four empty seats in the middle and
I love the A380 – in terms of comfort, nothing is better. I actually abandoned my original seat. My original seat was in the first section
– it was actually in the quietest one – but because the load is so low, you can move around
and pick your seat from anywhere at the back. Now, you want to ask: Sam, how did you find
these empty seats? Here’s a tip for you: I used a website called
Expert Flyer. Expert Flyer is actually a paid subscription
site – it actually brings up the real time seat map of lots of airlines and so I can
monitor the seat map up to one hour before departure and find the empty seats so that
I can swap them on board. – Hi, we’re doing toys today, so would you
like to have a bag or a colouring in book? Hello.
– [Woman] Thank you. – Are we friends now? Thank you! What’s your name? – [Little boy] Chase. – Chase, okay. I have a bag and I have a colouring
in book. Would you like one? Okay. – Just to give you a little hint here – rows
68 and 81 in the window, A68A, 81A, 68K, 81K has enormous leg room. So these are very good seats. But generally, Emirates try to sell these
seats when you want to secure the seat early. My advice is: Come on board and check it out
– if it’s empty, then grab it. The challenge of filming on the A380 is the
window here. Between the inner window and the outer window
there’s a huge gap so it really hinders your filming but it’s a really enjoyable aeroplane
to fly on. It’s so quiet. Here’s a little travel tip for you: During
the months of February, May and November, these are the quiet months, the low season. Not only are the fares lower but there’s also
less people on the plane, so you may have more room like I have. When I fly economy class, I usually buy a
bottle of water just to keep my body hydrated. I don’t usually drink a lot of alcohol just
to keep my body easy on the flight. Something that I always bring in my backpack
is an eye-shade and that helps. I know that Emirates also give you eye-shades
on longer flights or overnight flights as well. And I always listen to music, so a headset
is a must. – Hi Sam. So, I’ve got a chance right now to show you
what we have in this little pouch, cute pouch, for the infants. – [Sam] This is like a baby comfort kit. – Yeah, that’s for the infants. Alright, here we have “Lion Lewis” and this
is a blanket for the kids who are under five years old. – Guys, no one used the Emirates children’s
items like I did! I just want to show you how cool these children’s
items are. Fantastic! – [She speaks foreign language] – Alright guys, I think she gave you a huge hint; at the end of the video, I’m going to tell you
where she’s from. Take a guess. Guys, this is the children’s meal on Emirates. It almost has a full portion like an economy class adult meal. Big portion. Let’s see what it is. Oh, this is like a pasta dish. – Would you like to have the chicken or the
beef, sir? – [Sam] Beef please.
– Sure. Enjoy your meal, sir. – Right guys, it’s dinner time. Are you ready for the ASMR on the Emirates
A380? Salad. In terms of food, the trend these days is
that there’s a lot of beans and there are a lot of vegetables in the appetisers – there’s
hardly any meat. Overall, I think it’s still a very generous
meal, a very respectable meal. – Hello. – [Sam] Hello.
– Would you like some tea? – Ah, I’m okay today, thank you.
– Thank you. – So, this flight is not full; I’ve been walking
around and talking to the crew, passing the time with Meso here, from Egypt. – Hey! – He’s actually fasting.
– Yeah. – This is the month of Ramadan. But I have a question to ask you. I know that this is really hard – you fly,
you serve on the plane and, you know, you can’t drink, you can’t eat. As we are landing in Zurich at about 8 PM,
would you use the Dubai time to break your fast or would you have to use the local time,
Zurich’s time, to break your fast? – No, actually I have to follow the local
time. So it should be, like, fifty minutes after
we land. – That’s extra tough for you! There’s two hours difference between the time
zones, so that means that you have to fast two hours longer.
– Yeah. – Extra hard for you. Very delicate. – So now, in Emirates, we have, for the people
who are fasting, all Muslims, we have this Iftar box. It’s very interesting, a very nice shape – like
an Islamic calendar. – So, Meso, what’s inside of that box, may
I ask? – Okay, sure, so basically, you have some
water and we have fresh lemon, we have dates and we have salad, bread and a sandwich as
well. And after you’ve finished, of course, we have
some dessert with nuts. It’s amazing, it’s like a full meal with everything
that you have in this box. – So, you give these Iftar boxes during sunset. – Yeah, we do and, of course, we have to announce
it, if they’re timed, and of course you can take it with you. You don’t have to take it like normal trays,
so people… – You can also take it home and break your
fast at home.
– Yeah, of course. Exactly. – Well thank you, Ramadan Kareem.
– Thank you. – To you and to all of the Muslims who are
fasting at the moment. – Thank you so much, appreciate that. I think that you will agree with me that,
in terms of entertainment, no other airline’s entertainment comes close to Emirates ICE. There’s just thousands of choices, endless
choices. In terms of internet, Emirates gives free
internet to all of the passengers on board. If you are a Skyward gold or above, you get
free internet across in economy, otherwise you get 20 MB for free and then you have to
pay for the rest of your internet. In terms of speed, it really varies depending
on usage. On the older planes, they have 800 kbps. On the newer planes with live TV, they can
go up to 3 mbps download speed. Flat beds in economy! So lucky! Who needs first class? Who needs business class when you can have
the same flat bed in economy for a fraction of the price! Let me know guys – have you ever had a chance
to lay across the four seats in the middle in economy? The toilets, there’s four toilets at the front. This is a bit special – you have to walk up
some little stairs to get in to the toilet. If I didn’t tell you that I’m in the toilet,
then you wouldn’t know because this toilet here on the A380 in economy is much bigger
than the other toilet on other planes that I’ve been on. Doing a bit of exercise during the flight here. Just, sort of, doing a bit of a stretching
exercise. – Hello, would you like to have biscuits or
a KitKat? – KitKat please.
– Sure, there you go sir. – You guys don’t give sandwiches anymore? No more sandwiches before landing? – The sandwiches are on the other service
on the other flight. – Oh, sandwiches are for Europe.
– Yes. – Okay. I just moved back to my original seat which
is 50K. I really like this seat actually. It has the best view from the window here. It also has a wall so that you can recline
and you’re not reclining in to anybody here. – [Sam] Alright, see you. Bye, bye.
– Bye, sir. – Well, that was my flight and I hope you
liked the video and that you found the tips useful and see you next time. Okay guys, thanks for flying economy with
me and I hope that you found the tips useful. I want to hear something from you as well,
if you’ve got any good tips about travelling in economy and feel free to comment in the
comments section. The winner will get a 1:200 Emirates A380
model, so guys, please feel free to comment and thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “How to Survive Flying Emirates Economy Class (Top Tips)

  1. Hi My Dear Friend On Comment What We Are Going 2 Say Their Is So Many Change.. But we Dont Know What Tought Is In ur MIND….

  2. I flew economy class once with Emirates and a passenger who sat next to me farted so loud with intense smell like lethal or something. I swear to god I would never fly economy again.

  3. Although I am not a frequent flyer, I have still flown about 15+ times, always economy, and have got empty seats just once, that too for a 3 hour flight! Luckily I was once on Emirates A380 for a 14 hr flight and kept myself entertained for the whole time with ICE.

  4. why are you making tips on how to 'survive' (?) a very good, comfortable economy class?
    ….never mind, i'll just watch the videos of you having fun then.


  6. Flew Emirates economy a few times between London and New Zealand and it's been fine. Long flights but Emirates have a good lay out for the very long hauls. If you want to fly a proper horrible and skanky airline, try EgyptAir or any airline with the name 'China' in it

  7. Hey if we from economy seat. And notice that there have a few available seat for first class or business class. Can we ask for change in flight?

  8. Sam Hi….you don t need to take a bottle of water with….you can go to the galley anytime except last half hour of flight and ask cabin crew for just about any drink….or unless seat belt lights are on LOL!

  9. Another frequent flier tip…… stop in the galley and greet and joke with the cabin crew….as well as the crew through the cabin on your way to your seat …make the connection…..they will remember the great passenger showing interest in them and take extra good care of you during the flight…

  10. I don't like the head rest of Emirates – it gives me a neck ache or head ache.
    It's uncomfortable as it's quite bumpy or more to the forward position.
    I try to remove it but not able to.

  11. This guy is better than us and as such flies business or first. I find it really humbling that he lowered himself to fly among us. I wasn't sure he could make such a challenge, so bravo to you sir. This makes me wonder how he copes with other situations where is plucked out of his unashamed luxury, such as crossing the street or maybe if he has to buy something himself from a store. Maybe he can tell the store assistant how he has considerably more money than them so they can feel better about themselves and at the same time massage his ego and give him that first class service he should get that the rest of us don't deserve.

  12. I have layed down over 2 seats on an Aer Lingus overnight flight from Chicago to Dublin was very comfy and didn't feel any jet lag when I got my connection back to Glasgow.

  13. if you guys say he has bad grammar, its because he's chinese and only knew how to speak english when he moved to australia when he was 16.

  14. Sam stop being nice because when I have seen you you was being rude to me so I’ll unsubscribes , you look nice in the vid but if someone talks to you you ignore them 😡

  15. I laid across three seats in the middle on a plane from Calgary to London in May it the captain said the flight was so empty that he needed people to even out where they were sitting so flight attendants moved people about so there was even takeoff weight distribution

  16. No matter if you are flying with Emirates though it is economy or any other class.
    Best video to change the mentality of the people travelling in economy class.
    Thank you so much,
    Mr. Sam

  17. Guys, go on a 44 hour bus ride (i did that multiple times and it's worse than you can imagine) and you will apprciate ANY plane seat like it's gold.

  18. Great video. I go between flying with Emirates & Singapore airlines, but always in Economy. I can get extra flights by flying economy, why pay all that extra for business when Economy on these 2 Airlines is amazing!

  19. The one with economy = popular
    The one with Business = almost rich
    The one with First = rich
    The one with Suites = me (billionaire)

  20. Emirates for so many years was voted the best Airline of the year , Economy in EK is brilliant , and for you to use the word Surviving economy it makes you sound arrogant and fake . be real . never forgot your roots and where you came from .

  21. Only once was able to lie down across 4 seats flying Singapore Airlines over New Years…fell asleep instantly ❤

  22. Yes I have slept across 4 middle seats. I flew to New York JFK on an A346 on September the 11th 2016. The plane was half empty.

  23. I mean no disrespect: I love your videos! What I want to see is how you survive a domestic AA flight in their new planes designed for midgets…

  24. respect you sam because have some knowledge about Ramadhan. next time maybe you can ask how Muslim FA perform prayer on flight

  25. Lounge access is really the key to a smooth flight, you are so well rested and mellow after a couple hours of a good buffet and a free bar, compared to being in the noisy departures hall eating a dry £12 sandwich while squeezing all of your stuff to fit in the one free bench

  26. I have flown Emirates continously for the past 6 years and i can Tell you that it is getting worse every year in terms of service. It is more about volume and less about service.!

  27. great tips, sam. i do the same as you… check out; look for upgrades; and the end all being quite a nice experience especially if you engage the flight crew. in fact, i've been given bottles of first class wine to take home; been offered another portion of food and have been thoroughly treated with extras as a fun, inquisitive pax in economy! keep up the good work through all classes of service.

  28. Great tip!!! Thank you!!! I have had about 400 of my 9 sites join you! Love your tips! I like traveling to Bangkok. I also have a CPAP!! How do I do this? Business class from San Francisco is 4000 US I cannot afford! But Economy is 700 but I cannot use my CPAP! I don’t want to die on plane! I have to use CPAP meaning I need space and a plug and can not afford i. Please help!!!!!!! Please help me! Sam!!!

  29. Thanks for making a video for the poor folks like myself. Emirates economy is better than some domestic business class.

  30. Have you seen the economy upper deck seats on EK A380? It is available but not on all A380s. I experienced it on Dubai to Manchester flight! Really comfy seats!

  31. If you and your 4 month old baby fly business class would delta airline upgrade my 4 year old Daugther to business class for free or how do I get free upgrade

  32. Flying is a privilege. I feel so blessed to each time I fly, and even more grateful the 2 times I've flown business class.

  33. I like your videos Sam, but really ? Is flying top notch Airline in economy class a thing that demands some sort of survival skills ? I Think you could put up
    a video on surviving flights if you were flying with 8th Air Force over Europe in a B17F somewhere in 1943

  34. I love A380 on Singapore Airline from SFO to HKG (during year 2012-2013 when the airline was testing the route with A380. Some Economy seats were on the Upper Deck and I love that area since it has less people and much quieter. The last time I had 4 seats in a row to sleep was back in 1989 from HKG to SFO on United Airline.

  35. Behind the scenes we can see Sam going back and resting in his first class ticket he booked wayyyy before

  36. Flying with Emirates economy on the A380 isn't called surviving, it's called be grateful, you r on an Emirates A380!

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