Have some business meetings there mid-January, company is handling everything else once I'm there so just trying to figure out travel logistics....couple of points to consider -Will be flying from either EWR or JFK, haven't figured out yet. -My airline of choice is United (and their partners) and as such that's my mileage program. -United only has connecting flights from either EWR or JFK -The only airline that flies direct to DXB from these 2 area airports is Emirates. They use the 777-300ER from Newark and the A380 from JFK -I've never flown the A380 before and there's a small part of me that kind of wants to experience the big dog just once (unless its a rotten experience in economy and I'm better off not bothering. - I fly a decent amount but almost entirely domestic, the longest flight I've ever done was years ago from NY to Moscow which I think was about 8 hours. Not sure if its actually better to stick with United and split the trip up into 2 legs so I'm not stuck in a seat for 12+ hours (plus get the usable miles), or fly direct on an Emirates which I probably won't fly on again for a long time and have useless miles, and I'm guessing the novelty of being on an A380 might wear off in as many hours crammed into economy? Thoughts from those with experience?