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Mercedes and Emirates create S-Class-inspired first class cabin

An S-Class sadly won’t fly. This is the next best thing: an S-Class first class ‘suite’

Published: 15 Nov 2017

No matter how hard you try - um, not that we have, of course – a Mercedes-Benz S-Class won’t fly. Thus, if you’ve always fancied travelling the skies as though you’re in the back of Benz’s luxurious flagship, well, you’re a bit stuck.

No more. Emirates and Mercedes have teamed up to create a first class ‘suite’ aboard Emirates’ Boeing 777 fleet inspired by the S-Class.

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The three year cooperation – talks began back in 2014 – has resulted in a first class cabin featuring S-Class elements such as the choice of materials, “high standard of workmanship”, cabin controls, and ambient lighting, among others.

It even features something called ‘virtual windows’, which is apparently a function “adopted from NASA” to help give a sense of weightlessness.

Emirates also tell us that as of 1 December (2017), those passengers flying first class with them also get a door-to-door transfer to and from Dubai airport… in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course. Chauffeured in a Benz, fly in a Benz-esque cabin.

“With immediate effect,” explains Merc’s Dr Jens Thiemer, “travellers in the Emirates first class are now able to enjoy the sense of luxury of our Mercedes-Benz S-Class above the clouds.”

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Have a flick through the pics above and let us know which other automotive/aeronautical mash-ups you’d like to see. A pared-back, stripped out cabin like a Caterham? Oh, wait, that’s not going to work...

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