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Emirates to fly A380 to San Francisco, Houston

By David Flynn     Filed under: emirates, Airbus A380, San Francisco, houston

Emirates will begin flying its flagship Airbus A380 to San Francisco and Houston from December 2014.

Both routes will be upgraded from the current Boeing 777-300ER to the superjumbo, with Dubai-San Francisco's A380 flight EK225/226 beginning December 1 and Dubai-Houston's EK211/212 following on December 3.

The A380 will add an extra 135 seats to San Francisco and 137 to Houston, but the big wins are are the pointy end with the superjumbo's 76 lie-flat business class seats and 14 private first class suites – plus a bar where premium passengers can mingle during the journey.

Also see: we review Emirates Airbus A380 first class shower

San Francisco and Houston will be Emirates fourth and fifth US gateways to see the Gulf carrier's A380, joining New York, Los Angeles and as of October 1, Dallas/Fort Worth.

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About David Flynn

David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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1 on 20/6/14 by curly

Both of these cities are United hubs... coincidence?

Watch this space.

1 on 20/6/14 by hutch

And the upgrade to Dallas to A380 happens on 1 October... an American airlines hub. Don't jump to conclusions.

1 on 20/6/14 by curly

Would it be a bit rude for EK to fly the A380 into Seattle?

1 on 20/6/14 by Robert

Absolute great news as all US carriers are trash. But are US carriers currently appealing this decision or is it final.

1 on 23/6/14 by hwle

Disagree Robert - JetBlue and Virgin America are not trash.

2 on 23/6/14 by hwle

Disagree Robert - JetBlue and Virgin America are not trash.

2 on 20/6/14 by therealqueen

Meanwhile world domination continues by mrats..........

And then there will come a time when EK flicks off qantas once they have well and truly routed themselves on aussie soil.


1 on 23/6/14 by Robert


As usual you are spot on.I totally agree with your comments.A once great airline is no more.A pitty and shame others on this site continue to support disfunctional management.


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