Hi Nazgul and welcome to the forum.
Well Emirates certainly believe there is sufficient traffic to warrant GLA
x 2 and MAN
x 3 and reports show reasonably high loads. Bear in mind that there is both passenger and freight traffic.
's hub and spoke model with all traffic routed via DXB
, it only needs a handful of passengers heading to each destination in North and East Africa, the Middle East and others in Asia and Australia to get a full load.
Regarding aircraft: which flights are you on? I understand that EK
are using a mix of aircraft that includes the 777-300ER and the A340-300. The Airbus A340-300 ICE hasn't been upgraded and offers a more limited range of movies, but still offers seat-back email, sms and music. The A340-300 is scheduled to operate flight EK26. If you are flying in Economy you will like the 2-4-2 configuration if you have a window or aisle seat.
Flight EK28 is indicated as an 777-300ER. This should have a more recent version of ICE with a larger range of on-demand movies (i.e you can start, play, etc at will).
Services into PER
are operated with EK420 as a Boeing 777-300ER and EK424 being a Boeing 777-200LR, both with private suites. All of Emirates 777s have a 3-4-3 configuration in Economy, which some can find a bit cramped.
I have flown extensively with EK
over the past few years and have been fortunate to have great crews. Others haven't been so lucky. On arrival in DXB
the flight connections list should be uploaded and displayed on ICE so that you can see what gate you need to go to for your connecting flight.
For more information about what services, aircraft type, etc available on your flight go to http://www.emirates.com/uk/english/f...service_finder/service_finder.aspx
and enter your flight number and date of travel.
Have a great flight Nazgul and enjoy your time in Perth. By the way, how are you getting to Melbourne? Virgin or Qantas?
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