I’m sure one of the first things you think of about romance is “How can I fill the pockets of an airline, whilst declaring love for another”. Well for those of you who do, Emirates is getting some things ready for the 14th of February.
Although I’m sure they’ll be happy with you spending money with them any time of year.
On Valentine’s Day, Emirates customers in all classes will be treated to brownies or mini red velvet cupcakes adorned with hearts in a mini gift box, while red mood lighting lights up the aircraft.
The A380 Onboard Lounges will be serving pink and red love cupcakes, and First Class customers will be welcomed onboard with a glass of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2008, and Business Class customers with Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial.
To get you all loved up (but not that loved up, so you lock yourselves in the small rooms to enjoy yourselves), Emirates has loaded its ice Inflight Entertainment System with romance films and music. And if you’re eager to plan before you fly, passengers can even browse and pre-select their movies, TV shows or music playlists on the Emirates app, which can be synced to ice from the moment of boarding.
In the lounge
In the Emirates Lounges of Dubai, after à la carte and buffet appetisers and main courses, First Class customers can indulge in a dessert of passionfruit pavlova with Chantilly cream and an array of red-hued mocktails and cocktails, while Business Class customers can spoil themselves with a lemon Valentine’s verbena cake, strawberry and yuzu Valentine’s tartlet or a fragrant hibiscus, strawberry, and almond mousse.
Both First and Business Class passengers can visit the Emirates ice cream cart to enjoy homemade strawberry cheesecake ice cream and raspberry and rose sorbet. The complimentary Costa Coffee café in the lounges will serve heart-shaped doughnuts and chocolates, while Dilmah’s Valentine’s iced tea is a special blend for the occasion.
Need a last-minute gift? (Other than airline tickets?)
The language of love doesn’t have to mean aeroplane tickets – it can mean products from the EmiratesRED inflight sales too, with offers on fragrances with pre-ordering in flight if you want to surprise a loved one. You can shop from 21 days up to 40 hours before your flight – and take advantage of codee RED10 at checkout to save an additional 10%.
You can always hit the Skywards Miles for gifts too – even the most cop-out of cop-out gifts – gift cards, which start from 2,000 Miles.
It’s a way to spend Valentine’s Day
If you’re in the air on Valentine’s Day, jetting away on a romantic break, having little touches like this can be a welcome thing adding to the onboard experience.
For others, well… the extra chocolates might be nice I suppose, as well as Duty Free discounts.
Just remember, if you are going to travel together, ensure you book your seat next to each other in advance. Don’t rely on rolling the dice on the day, or asking others to swap so you can sit together.
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