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Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating

Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:34 pm

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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RE: Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating

Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:31 am

I have and all I can say is that the EK A330-200 certainly is preferable.....
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RE: Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating

Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:35 am

The BA aircraft are all reconfigured. You will be glad to know and so are the crews.
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RE: Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating

Fri Oct 04, 2002 6:59 am

I find economy uncomfortable on all EK aircraft. SR/BA have much better seats.
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RE: Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating

Fri Oct 04, 2002 11:10 am


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.


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RE: Emirates/BA B777 Economy Seating

Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:11 am

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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