Paul
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Emirates 345, 332 And 773ER In J Class.

Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:20 am

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.

Thanks

Paul
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RE: Emirates 345, 332 And 773ER In J Class.

Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:31 am

VS in Upper Class would have been the best IMHO but EK are blinding in C Class so you are in for a great flight.

EK use the A345 and 773ER - should be a similar product on both.

773A from LHR-DXB
773ER/A332 from MAN-DXB
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RE: Emirates 345, 332 And 773ER In J Class.

Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:41 am

hi Paul

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 .....

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RE: Emirates 345, 332 And 773ER In J Class.

Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:29 pm

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.
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Paul
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RE: Emirates 345, 332 And 773ER In J Class.

Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:59 pm

Hello guys

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.

Lets just wait and see.

Only two months to go!

Regards

Paul
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