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Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating  
User currently offlineViscount From Gibraltar, joined Dec 1999, 112 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

I'm surprised to see that Emirates, who are considered world class leaders in airline service, have their 777s configured to ten abreast in economy. Having suffered the ordeal of flying in a 777 operated by BA under their agreement with AML in a ten abreast configuration I cannot imagine why Emirates would want to subject their passengers to such a squeeze. Do they operate with narrow aisles? I suspect not as this would affect trolley size etc.

Has anyone flown on this type and have similar thoughts? BTW does anyone know if BA has finally got rid of those three "sardine-can" 777s as they promised to do this summer?

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User currently offlineTouchdown99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

I have and all I can say is that the EK A330-200 certainly is preferable.....

User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

The BA aircraft are all reconfigured. You will be glad to know and so are the crews.

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

I find economy uncomfortable on all EK aircraft. SR/BA have much better seats.

Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 1945 times:


When ever I travel to London, I try to make sure I get on the A330. The A330 flies to LGW once a day and LHR once a day, so It end to hop on those flights. The 777 is a bit tighter feeling but the seats are comfortable enough. However, if I am too far from the aisle I tend to stay off the beer. Don't want to be climbing all over everyone throughout the flight.

If I have to fly on the 777 between DXB and LHR, I would take BA. I have flown them on the route a few times and I much prefer their 777s to EKs. Although, the word on the street is that EK will be sorting out the economy on the 777s.



User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

well this is true! the seats on our airline are reduced an inch each... the aisles has been narrowed as well, and when pushing the cart it is harder for us than the A330. thats why i prefer working on first  Laugh out loudD.

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