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Emirates' new first class suites come with virtual windows


Emirates is taking the first class flying experience to another level. The airline rolled out its new private first class suites today, and they come with a lot of things, like virtual windows.

The 40-square-foot suites take the "private" part in their name very seriously. They come with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and a service window so flight attendants don't bother you when they deliver food and drinks.

It seems that people don't like to interact with flight attendants because the suites also come with a video conference system that lets you order airplane fare, so there's no need for face-to-face interactions.

Of course the bed couldn't be just any average bed. It can be placed in a "zero-gravity" position inspired by NASA technology that's supposed to make you feel weightless. And the bed can become wider if you so wish.


In-flight entertainment is everything, which is probably why Emirates equipped each suite with a 32-inch LCD TV.

Suites along the plane's windows come with a pair of binoculars so you can appreciate those hard-to-see spots. The suites that are in the middle of the plane come with virtual windows, that use cameras to feed high-definition real-time video of what's going on outside.

You can find the suites on Emirates' new fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs.

How much does it cost to fly like the rich?

A 7.5-hour one-way flight from Dubai to Brussels two months from now will cost you about $5,000.

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