Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1478 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
I think that 772s and 773s have the same IFE.
Maybe the Airbuses have different systems but they should offer the same high value product.
As far as I know, the Boeings have a 3-4-3 configuration which might be slightly uncofortable in terms of seat width but I have always heard of very generous seat picth. The Airbuses should have a more common 2-4-2 conf.
Have a look at the general EK website, it is very well done and rich of infos.
Where are you flying from? EK has a good selection of flights from Rome and Milan too, all operated with 777-300s
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2913 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
I have flown on their A332 and B772 atleast in economy class there is not much diff in their IFE but the seats are much better on their 772s so atleast for a 6-7hrs flight i would recommend their 772 or you could try their 773-but it will be a full flight as normally their LHR services are packed to capacity
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1849 times:
Flown on EK's A330, 772 and 773 and comfort wise the cabin on the A330 was slightly better with its 2-4-2 config compared to the 777 with 3-4-3 10 abreast, however the 777-300 is just a great aircraft in my opinion. Whichever aircraft type you fly i'm sure you'll have a great flight with Emirates.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
Flew on both A330 and B777 (200 I think). Some people say the seats are narrower on the 777 in order to fit 10 abreast, but as I proved in another thread, we're only talking about half an inch (12mm for our metric friends). Which, incidentally, is only about quarter an inch (6mm) narrower than BA's seat.
IFE was identical on both.
If you can, try both Airbus and Boeing. One of the Heathrow departures appears to be an A330.