What separates Emirates from the rest is the level of care offered onboard. It all starts with the Chauffeur Drive experience. I booked a codeshare flight from Melbourne, so I was eligible for it. Makes the whole getting to the airport experience seamless and easy. The Emirates Lounge at Sydney Airport is very tired and is due for a revamp like many of their other lounges globally, but still provides the Emirates touch.
The flight itself was delayed by about 20 minutes, but the plane arrived on time. The flight attendants were attentive without being too attentive.
The seats were comfortable and made for a relaxing experience.
The food was lovely, with plenty of flavour and variety and the beverages options were plentiful.
The onboard bar adds an extra touch that gives you a more interactive experience with other fellow travellers. A great little touch only Emirates do is offer for a Polaroid photo in a nice little card to have as a souvenir.
The in-flight entertainment was fine without being great. The options were plenty, but there weren't a lot that covered multiple genres. I found the Wi-Fi to be standard (but I'm not complaining about that, because I mean, in-flight Wi-Fi for free throughout the entire flight!!! I'd say yes any day!). The amenity kit has the be the most practical kit in the sky today. One for each sex, the male kit has your typical toothbrush and body lotion, but also includes a shaving kit and shaver balm for afterwards, along with a comb and deodorant (all essentials for today's business man), all in Bvlgari!
The only issue with this flight in particular, which I believe has nothing to do with Emirates, is when landed, the aircraft had to wait for an hour before diembarking commenced. This was due to another plane needing repair and therefore couldn't leave the gate. I would blame this on Bangkok Airport staff and services for not quickly using an alternative, instead, waiting an hour to use that alternative. Overall though, excellent flight.