Lounge Review: Emirates First/Business Class Lounge Milan (MXP) and BIG SURPRISE!

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Lounge Review: Emirates First/Business Class Lounge Milan (MXP) and BIG SURPRISE!

Emirates First/Business Class Lounge Milan (MXP) and BIG SURPRISE!

After a great time in Athens, Santorini and Milan, it was time to make our journey home.  However, we weren’t going back to the USA the way most people would from Milan, by flying West.  We were taking a slightly less direct route, you know, through Dubai.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Our trip so far:

Wait, why would you do that??  Well, to fly Emirates First Class of course! I actually had to explain to a US customs agent why we flew from Milan through Dubai because he thought it sounded fishy haha!

For the last couple years now, my wife has been flying in First and Business class with me around the world but, she has always wanted to fly on “the first class that Jennifer Aniston flies on!”  Because of this, I was going to try to do all I could, on this anniversary trip, to fly her on it.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

BUT, I didn’t tell her we were flying on it!  I told her we had to fly through Dubai so it would take longer to get home but, luckily she knows nothing about foreign airlines (although she is learning a lot) or their routes.  I told her we were flying in business class on Air Alitalia, because I know she had no idea what that was but I could point out signs of it in Italy.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

So when we got to the airport and walked up to the Emirates counter my wife was really surprised, but since I had only talked about business class she assumed that was what we were still flying.  Her eyes really lit up when I told her, no, we were flying in her Jennifer Aniston seats!  This might have been one of the few flights where she was as excited to see the plane as I was HAHA.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

So after the surprise it was time to check out the lounge before departing on our big A380!

As you can see from the image above, the lounge is located in the direction of gates B50-59 and there are really plenty of signs guiding you there.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Upon entering we were greeted by the friendly ladies at the front desk and made a right to head in to the lounge.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

As you enter the lounge you will find tons of windows (which I love) all around, letting in lots of natural light. To your right is the dining area with a large assortment of hot and cold foods, desserts, drinks and alcoholic beverages.  There are also dining tables to eat at or you can take your food to the seating area by the window like us.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Dining Area

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Further to the right, past the dining area, you will find the bathrooms/showers and prayer room.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Prayer Room

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Bathroom

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Area to clean before prayer

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Shower Room

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

One of the seating areas along the window near dining

Going back to the entrance, if you look to your left you will see a fountain and another large seating area which has a business station with computers.  There is also an area to board the plane.  I loved that fact that we could board directly from the lounge!  No waiting around in the gate area.

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Our chariot awaits

There is finally another large room even further back with a large TV.  This back room also had a boarding door so that you can board either flight going through Milan from this lounge (another Emirates A380 had parked at this gate as we were taxiing to take off).

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Fountain near entrance

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Seating area to the left

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Business Area

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Large back room with TV

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Door to board from large back room

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Our gate in the lounge!

So after a nice stay in the lounge with a good lunch and a few glasses of champagne, it was time for the main event!

emirates first business class lounge milan mxp surprise food drinks boarding A380

Time for the main event!

Conclusion

For an Emirates outpost lounge I thought this was a great First/Business Class lounge. The food was diverse and very good, the drinks were excellent and they even had macaroons which made Katie very happy!  Also, we were able to board directly from the lounge, which allowed us to maximize our time in the lounge, no leaving early and waiting at the gate for 30 min or leaving late and getting stuck in the boarding process for awhile.

NEXT UP:  First Class to Dubai on the A380!

2 Comments on “Lounge Review: Emirates First/Business Class Lounge Milan (MXP) and BIG SURPRISE!

  1. Well played!

    I quasi-surprised my wife with an EK F trip to the Maldives last May. Needless to say, it set the bar pretty high going forward…hardly surprising when there are only a total of 3 pax in F on an A380 between SFO and DXB. :-)

    Your earlier posts about Athens and Santorini have me planning our trip there next summer.

    I enjoy the blog. Keep up the good work.

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