Matt Brown flies Emirates EK451 from Auckland to Dubai

Plane

: A Boeing 777-300.

Class: Business.

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Check-in experience: I arrived at the airport at 10.30am ahead of the 12.50pm scheduled departure. Check-in through the dedicated Business Class counter was smooth and I was quickly fast-tracked through security and into the duty-free area within minutes. After a couple of purchases there I made my way to the impressive Emirates lounge to relax before my flight.

Luggage: 40kg plus 7kg hand luggage.

Flight time : A lengthy 19hr 30m, via Bali. This flight was the only option on the

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