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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Martyn

Was lucky to upgrade to the old 1st class on the 777-300er very nice this looks superior.

Henning

I’ve tried the business class on their 777-300er. By today’s standard its outdated since not all seats have direct access to the aisle, my friend in the middle seat felt very cramped compared with the seat he had on their A380 on the first leg.. Qatar is “light years” ahead with their Qsuite business class

Dele

Yes I have. From Dubai to lagos Nigeria

Ian Storie

Thought the menu was very limited and the option to have drinks offered other than with the meals was pretty poor

J Rothwell

The seats in economy class on this 777 are so close that you are not able to bend down to pick anything up from the floor, no elbow room for the middle seat passenger. Just flew from Dubai to Australia on the 777 and it was h**l and the food was terrible. Redeeming features – the staff were very friendly and helpful and the passengers in economy were very cobsiderate to each other. Normally I travel on A380 with Emirates which is ideal but the 777 is just not suitable for long haul flights.

J Rothwell

The seats in economy class on this 777 are so close that you are not able to bend down to pick anything up from the floor, no elbow room for the middle seat passenger. Just flew from Dubai to Australia on the 777 and it was h**l and the food was terrible. Redeeming features – the staff were very friendly and helpful and the passengers in economy were very considerate to each other. Normally I travel on A380 with Emirates which is ideal but the 777 is just not suitable for long haul flights.

Ikemesit Nkereuwem-Tim

I sure have flown Emirates several times, matter of fact my preferred Airline and I am a Skyewards member. I travel in the Economy class and I would say it is equally ‘luxurious’ most especially because of the ICE.

Dennis Oldham

I flew on a A380 from Manchester to Dubai on the A380 which was really comfortable & the service was excellent. I then flew from Dubai to Adelaide on a 777-200LR but unfortunately I found the seating in Economy not very comfortable (which should be especially on a flight that takes nearly 12 hours) there was not much leg room it seemed a bit cramped .The service on board was excellent but what I did find a little sad was that the way staff spoke to a parent who was traveling with her son ( aged 2) asked the parent does your KID like a drink not your son .Talking of drinks for children , wouldn’t it be an idea to have them in a little carton with a straw so it would be a lot easier for the child to drink from & not a plastic cup.

COLLEEN KINNUMAN

I have travelled many times with Emirates to Europe. The food is delicous and the entertainment is great also but my one gripe is the extra leg room seats. You pay a premium for these seats but thwy arw vwry small seats and you are cramped in them. These either have to make these seats standard size oe reduce the exit isle seats to 2 instead of 3.

Peter

Having recently flown on the 14+hour Dubai/Sydney sector in an Emirates B777 I found the economy seats the worst I have experienced in a major airline. The high density 10 abreast configuration means very narrow aisles with the result on very long sectors in limbs & even heads protruding & a crab like walk to the toilet is necessary! I had previously flown a 7 hour sector in amuch wider Emirates A380 & that economy experience was excellent.

June

I fly nonstop from Orlando, Florida to Dubai twice a year on Emirates’ Boeing 777 in economy. It’s about a 12-13 hour flight. I’m 5’9” and I have enough leg room to be comfortable. I thoroughly enjoy flying Emirates!!

Elizabeth Musau

I have been flying with Emirates always n I like the seats near the tail,which are usually a set of two. It’s spacious n comfortable n I always enjoy my flight.

John & Anne Sumner

Very comfortable in business class

Freddy Michiels

All ways fly from Brussels to Dubai in the first class of their 777 and find it better in all aspects than the more aged A380 first class

Theresa Grobler

Was in business class and loved every minute travelled from SA to Dallas. Service was excellent.

Michal

Many of the Emirates 777’s have non lie-flat bads, however they upgraded me few times to their First class. Anyway, the comfort, space and aircraft itself – you are far behind the A380