We flew Adelaide/Dubai Dubai/New York and back in January and February. According to an insider - flights are not as full as Singapore Airline at the moment. Ours were quite full on way over but quieter on way back. Emirates has a rule that if you have a certain layover (6 hours??? - can't remember) they put you up in a transit hotel and feed you. We had 17 hour layover on way back and best decision we made. Transferred immediately to 5 star hotel with meal vouchers for Breakfast, lunch and dinner and two rooms/5 bed for 5 of us. Breakfast served 7-10, lunch 12-4 and dinner 6-midnight so meets all your jetlag needs. Having said all of we found the crews to be rude and service poor during this trip. Both flights 15 hours and barely got anything to drink-so dehydrated. Flight attendant shouting at people to sit down and move (had to do with curfew but handled badly.) I'm in Sinagpore on business as we speak and flew Singapore Air this time and have done two UK trips via Cathay Pacific and I found customer service on Asian Airlines second to none.