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Starting February 1, 2016, Emirates will replace the Boeing 777-300ER planes it currently uses on the Dubai (DXB) to Washington, D.C. (IAD) route with its flagship Airbus A380. The change comes on the heels of United Airlines’ decision to pull service on its D.C. to Dubai route as of January 25.

Flight times on the Dubai (DXB) to Washington DC (IAD) route will remain the same, with flight EK231 departing Dubai at 2:20am and arriving in D.C. at 8:15am and flight EK232 departing D.C. at 10:15am and arriving in Dubai at 8am the following day.

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Flying will never be the same once you’ve experienced the Emirates A380 Shower Spa, as Jennifer Aniston recently discovered.

The award-winning airline is known for its luxury offerings for first and business-class passengers like complimentary chauffeur service to and from the airport, lounge access, flat-bed seats (specifically on the A380) and an onboard lounge, where you can grab a drink and network with fellow passengers.

Additionally first-class passengers can also enjoy private suites and the chance to unwind Jennifer Aniston-style in the Emirates A380 Shower Spa. You’ll also have access to more than 2,000 complimentary channels of movies, music, TV shows, games and podcasts to keep you busy on the approximately 13-hour flight.

Can’t wait to fly? There are three great options for booking Emirates first-class awards, with Alaska Mileage Plan (90,000 miles to Dubai or 100,000 miles each way to Europe) being one of the most popular — you can boost your mileage balance with the Alaska Airlines credit card, which currently offers 25,000 bonus miles after approval, with no minimum-spend requirement. The card comes along with a $75 annual fee.

Will you be flying Emirates’ new A380 route to Washington, D.C.?

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