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Emirates Secret To Success!  
User currently offlineNantoine From France, joined Apr 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

I think I've discovered the secret to Emirates' success!  Big grin

They cram more people per airplane than most other majors -- 3-4-3 in a 777. That sounds quite a bit more cramped than the more usual 2-5-2/3-3-3.

Can someone who has flown Emirates relay the comfort level? Does it feel cramped? Does the gigantic LCD screen compensate?


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

I have flown their 777s (both the 772 and 773) on their CAI-DXB-CAI route, and found the seats very comfortable. You don't get to notice the seats are narrow too much, as the legroom is pretty good and the IFE is amazing.

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8658 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

I don't know how they make it work. I've flown EK a fair amount but only in J class. I nearly collapsed in shock when I peered through the curtain and realised that there were ten faces per row staring back at me! They routinely win awards for the best service / comfort (yes, comfort) / food etc in the sky! Yet these must be seriously narrow seats! Far from complaints, they have a massive following amoung travellers between Europe and Asia. Look how fast they're growing. I guess people just don't notice, somehow.

And yep, I bet it adds significantly to the bottom line. I know some on here are resentful of EK's success but they are not stupid people. EK, that is; the EK-bashers are stupid however, as though it's just oil wealth that keeps the airline in the sky. No way, they really know what they're doing. I think a lot of the top brass are ex-BA.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineFrontiers4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

They have extra legroom to make up for the 3-4-3 config


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User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

In July 2001 I flew on an Emirates 773 in Economy. It was no problem! The seats didn't seem that narrow and the pitch was good enough. I was pretty comfortable overall, especially with that foot rest. It felt no different to the earlier AC 763 I was on.

User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

i fly EK on its 773 from melbourne to auckland quite often, and there is enough legroom, not much narrower than SIA's 777. the only problem was my cabin baggage did get sometimes stuck in the aisle.

User currently offlineAXESS From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

ex BA management may be the biggest assets for EK...

User currently offlineDutchflyer From Netherlands, joined Feb 2004, 169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

The secret to their succes: great PR managers.

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