Paul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3861 times:
Well after a heck of a lot of research and correspondence I have booked myself on the LHR-SYD route with Emirates in April. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experiences on any of their equipment above. In Business Class.
It will be my first time with Emirates and on any of the A340 aircraft and could think of no better way than to do it with EK's new A345 for the 14 hour stretch to SYD from DBX.
Any feedback on their service, food and comfort on these planes would be great.
Industrybuff From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2003, 346 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
Further to ChrisBA777ER - the J Class products across the EK flight are no where near similar, and are a topic of much debate on various a.net threads
The A345 has the shell lie angled type seat - the 777-300ER has a more traditional sleaperette seat with 60inch seat pitch ........... Service wise both the same, entertainment wise - both the same..... however If possible, and assuming its not too much more to do so - consider changing your fare to First Class and booking only on the A345.... you will be blown away .....
CXtra From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3675 times:
Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 2): The A345 has the shell lie angled type seat - the 777-300ER has a more traditional sleaperette seat with 60inch seat pitch
the seats look very different but apart from the shell, i don't think the recline angle is much different. flew ek j on the 345 syd-chc-syd and while the service, food and entertainment are top notch the pitch is very tight. the recline is, in my view, not wonderful, and certainly not lie-flat. i'd be interested to hear your views in terms of sleeping on the long syd-dxb flight on the 345.
as for best seats in j on the 345, this is what i think. the j class cabin is split into two sections, either side of the galley. the front section has just two rows of seats and is immediately behind first class. this section certainly feels more intimate than the rear j class cabin and is worth being in. however, i would not recommend row 6 - the bulkhead - as it seems pitch is even tighter but this is probably because other rows have the hollowed out section of the seat in front of you to stretch into. also, the ptv's on the rear of seats are bigger than the ones that pop out of the armrest in the bulkhead seats. seating in the second row of two gives a greater feeling of spaciousness and reclining isn't a problem as the seat has a shell. so go for 7a or 7k.
Paul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately being a student flying in First Class is out of the question and there is no way I could get away with being in First when the folks will be in J. The Emirates website states that the seat pitch on both 332 and 773ER is 60 inches which in my opinion is great, thats plenty of room.
As for the A345 I think going in the smaller demi cabin would be practical, and will try and secure a seat in row 7. The seating actually looks better than a flat bed because half the time one feels like you are sliding down on the angle lie beds. The legroom is something I will notice because I am 6ft 3inches. The recline position of the seat on the EK website looks like one assumes quite a nice angle. As for the IFE- My God! Those TV´s are sure to keep me amused for 14 hours.
What I personally enjoy more than the IFE and seat is the service because I thrive on having friendly FA´s, unfortunately the Skytrax website gives mixed impression of EK service.