Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
NYC-DXB Trip Recommendation Needed Please  
User currently offlineB727fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 355 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3420 times:


I will be leaving for Dubai (+/-Feb 25th) and returning (+/-March 11th) , ECONOMY CLASS

I cant sleep while traveling, a stop & break between flights actually is what I am used to! (plane, bus, train or boat doesn't matter! For some reason, my body refuses to switch off while traveling!)
So being a loyal CO customer, I tried booking on CO's website, but the problem is that I am not able to view and select the seats for the connecting flights! (EK, AF or KL! I also see that many of the trans-Atlantic choices on CO is on 757s.
I am 6-1, average built, and if it is recommend to take the EK non-stop can anyone give me a comparison on how comfortable EK seats are on the economy class. I may then just go with EK and still get my OnePass miles for CO. (Although, I don't think EK's website allows you to preview seats selection prior to purchase)
Of course I can also earn miles with other Skyteam members like DL which also flies to DXB non-stop from ATL, but I refuse to fly DL. Not fan of their C/S at all, and fly them when I absolutely have to or the fares are the lowest found. I feel sorry for NW being absorbed by DL! On the other hand, advantage for both DL and NW is that they show you seat plan prior to purchase even on their partner flights.

So if anyone has a suggestion for this itinerary, please feel free to dispense your advice.

Thank you in advance.

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Quoting B727fan (Thread starter):
EK non-stop

One flight between JFK and DXB is shown to be operated by 77W, the other one by A380.
According to seatguru, the 77W gives you 2 inches more seat pitch in Economy (34 vs. 32 inch), while the seat with is 1 inch less (17 vs. 18).
No personal experience with either product.

Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17765 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I would say go with EK as you will get your miles also on them. If you have flown on the 77W I would go for the A380, a great opportunity to try it out and add a new aircraft into your log.

Work Hard, Fly Right
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Planning A RTW Trip, Need Info Please posted Sat Sep 16 2006 16:52:25 by Levent
Trip Info Needed: Delta SAN To FCO In DEC posted Sat Sep 2 2006 18:50:12 by JakeOrion
Help For Day Trip Please! posted Mon Dec 1 2008 13:59:14 by Sbworcs
Recommendation To Go To NYC From SGN posted Tue Nov 25 2008 18:22:49 by Vietsky
Advice Needed On Round-the-world Trip posted Mon Oct 27 2008 03:41:23 by 1821
Mega Asia Trip 2009: Much Help Needed! posted Tue Sep 2 2008 14:26:31 by LVZXV
Crazy Trip YYZ & FRA: Any Suggestions Please!? posted Wed Apr 9 2008 18:59:05 by 797
NYc To DXB posted Fri Jan 25 2008 04:39:28 by B727fan
Help With BKK-NYC Flights Please posted Tue May 8 2007 15:39:20 by Levent
Advice For Flying UK - DXB Please! posted Wed Jul 26 2006 10:28:38 by Tonforty