Inside Emirates’ Boeing 777: A Guided Tour

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Late last year Simple Flying took an in-depth look at Emirates’ Airbus A380 at the Dubai Air Show. Now we’re back, this time taking a look inside the Boeing 777 featuring Emirates’ gamechanger first-class suites.

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Simple Flying got to explore Emirates’ Boeing 777 at the Dubai Air Show. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

First-class at the front

As is customary on board aircraft, the Emirates Boeing 777s have their first class cabin at the front of the aircraft. In the case of aircraft with the carrier’s new gamechanger cabin, there are six suites. These suites are arguably the most luxurious in the sky.

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The first class suite offers a number of complimentary amenities. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

In fact, the Emirates gamechanger first class suite is more like a hotel in the sky than an airplane seat. Passengers are able to access a minibar, utilize binoculars or the at-seat wardrobe, or recline their seat into a zero-gravity bed. Add onto that a number of skin products, a huge display, and noise-canceling headphones, and you might even forget that you’re flying.

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The middle suites have virtual windows! Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

One of the coolest features of Emirates’ suites, however, is only found in the middle suites. Every suite has a window, even if it doesn’t border on the fuselage. To achieve this, Emirates has placed a couple of cameras on the side of the fuselage. These recreate the outside world in stunning detail on virtual windows in the cabin.

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The suite features a zero-gravity seat. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Of course, if you’re occupying a first class suite, all of your culinary needs will be taken care of. First class passengers can dine on demand from a wide-ranging menu. This, of course, has expensive delicacies and the finest wines included.

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A sample of the food on offer in first class. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Business class

Just behind the six first-class suites is the business class cabin. On the Boeing 777, this consists of seven abreast seating in a 2-3-2 layout. Of course, while not nearly as private as the six suites ahead of it, large dividers do a good job of maintaining privacy in the cabin.

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Emirates’ business cabin is laid out in a 2-3-2 configuration. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

The seats are not staggered, as is found on the Airbus A380. Instead, they line up neatly in a row. As would be expected for a long-haul flight, passengers can benefit from a lie-flat bed. However, when I tried out the bed, it seemed a little bit cozy for a 6ft 3in person.

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Again, the seats convert into lie-flat beds. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Similar to the first class lounge, business class passengers get an at-seat minibar. However, the menu will be more restricted than what is on offer in the first class cabin. Additionally, a number of seats don’t have direct aisle access.

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At 6ft 3in, I found the bed rather tight laying flat. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Economy class

Last but not, at the rear of the cabin is the economy class cabin. This is where the majority of passengers traveling with the airline will end up. The cabin is laid out ten abreast in a 3-4-3 layout. While not nearly as comfortable as the premium cabins, Emirates doesn’t take second measures in this cabin.

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The economy cabin is the largest onboard the aircraft. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Each passenger gets to benefit from Emirates’ ICE entertainment system with enough content to fill a number of different flights. Customers in this cabin get a fairly limited food choice, at set meal times. Having road-tested Emirates’ economy seat between London and Dubai, I can attest that it is more than comfortable for long-haul flights.

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The seats are more than comfortable for a long-haul flight. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Have you flown onboard Emirates’ Boeing 777? Let us know which cabin you were in, along with what you thought in the comments below!

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