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Silverjet Expanding to Dubai
All business class carrier Silverjet has announced it is adding non-stop service to Dubai, making it the first biz class airline to try a route that doesn't cross the Atlantic. Service will start November 18 with introductory round-trip fares of £999 ($2,000).
Silverjet's London hub is a private terminal at Luton airport, where the airline has connecting flights to Newark, though travelers wanting to go all the way from EWR to DXB will have to endure an 11 hour layover in England.
Once in the air, the Silverjet experience will have a lot in common with the trans-Atlantic route: sleeper beds, lots of entertainment and flexible dining options. The Dubai route will add:
A specially tailored service including a Halal menu, Arabic menus, Qibla service [pointing toward Mecca] and ladies only loo to meet the needs of customers from the United Arab Emirates.
We're guessing there might be a bit less lav action on these flights.