Posted on November 17, 2017

The Flydubai Business Class Experience

Asia/ Destinations/ Sri Lanka

Facts On-The-Go

AIRLINE: Flydubai
TYPE: Dubai’s first low-cost airline with a great business class cabin
FLIES OUT OF: Dubai International Airport, Terminal 2
DID YOU KNOW: Flydubai reaches unique destinations most Dubai-based airlines don’t
DESTINATIONS: Over 95 cities in 44 countries
FLEET: Boeing 737
FACEBOOK: Flydubai
INSTAGRAM: @flydubai

Flydubai’s business class offers many benefits to make sure your journey is a memorable one. It was my first experience flying with them on a recent trip organised by The Travel Hub (a community of socially inspired travellers) to Colombo – they got it right from start to finish.

The Booking Process: The quickest way is to book online on Don’t forget to sign up for their Open rewards programme, which entitles you to an exclusive five per cent off all fares (some conditions apply).

The Flydubai Terminal: Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport is relatively quiet and easy to navigate. You can get through security quickly too. There’s also a great duty free for some last-minute shopping.

Check-in & Boarding: There are two dedicated check-in counters for business class passengers to make the check-in process a breeze. A separate boarding gate (also with snacks and beverages) and bus to take you to your flight are also part of the experience.

Lounge Access: Enjoy a meal, have a drink, watch a movie or catch up on emails with free Wi-Fi at the new Flydubai business class non-smoking lounge conveniently located next to the gates and duty free shopping.

Cabin & Seat: The business class cabin seats 12 passengers which means really personalised service. The seats are made of Italian leather and recline a fair bit with extended leg rests. Every seat is also provided with a USB port and power supply.

Amenities: A comfy pillow and blanket as well as access to great entertainment on a 12.1 inch built-in touchscreen are all part of the business class experience.

Food & Service: Look forward to a three-course gourmet meal (think wok-fried Gulf prawns, homemade spinach ravioli and layered strawberry shortcake), delicious snacks (my favourite was the olives) and a great selection of fine champagne, wines and spirits. I also loved the little touches like pink salt. The service was flawless (the stewardesses on our flights had a great sense of humour too).

WI-FI: It’s available onboard (for most routes) but it’s chargeable.

Pros: Great bundled fare including baggage, meals and entertainment, efficient service with a smile,  priority boarding and complimentary lounge access.

Cons: They don’t have flat-bed seats. I heard this is changing though with the arrival of their new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts. I also wish the USB port and headphone jack was next to the seat and not beneath the TV.

Would I fly Flydubai Business Class Again?: Absolutely. I’ve already booked my next flight. Also, Flydubai and Emirates have recently partnered to offer codeshare routes and reciprocal benefits. Read more about it here.

Images Courtesy: Flydubai

Many thanks to Flydubai and The Travel Hub for hosting my trip to Sri Lanka in style – as always, all opinions are my own.

Have you flown Flydubai Business Class? Feel free to share your experiences below.

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