FAQ 3 - Flying With Emirates

Old Dec 20, 10, 5:23 am
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IFEA6-EBB Refurbished and re-enters service

After just over 7 weeks in the hangar, A6-EBB a B777-300ER has been refurbished and re-entered service today, 20 December operating EK045/046 DXB-FRA-DXB.

The aircraft now sports Suites in F, lie-flat seats in J and new Weber seats in Y. Note, the IFE on this aircraft remains ICE not ICE digital widescreen.

This is the 1st of the 10 B77W sub-fleet that have SkyCruisers in F, deep reclining in J and old economy seats in Y. Although the configuration and layout is similar to the other Suites equipped 3-class B77Ws this sub-fleet of 10 aircraft were in the first wave of B77W deliveries hence do not have over-head crew rest areas installed. As a result these aircraft will not be dispatched alongside those aircraft. As a reminder this sub-fleet of aircraft are registered A6-EBB/EBC/EBE/EBG/EBI/EBJ/EBK/EBM/EBN/EBO. The refurbishment of this sub-fleet will continue during 2011 with at least 5 frames expected to completed by the end of 2011.

Although there is unlikely to be a dedicated route for this frame, it is expected to operate the EK380/381 DXB-HKG-DXB frequently.

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Old Dec 20, 10, 5:23 am
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Seating plans Y/J/F

Aircraft Overview (courtesy Emirates777)
- What aircraft have what seats?
- Which aircraft operate which routes
- Which aircraft have been re-furbished?

What are the best seats

Route network

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Old Dec 20, 10, 5:36 am
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I’ve listed below updated information regarding the Emirates passenger fleet. I will endeavour to update the list whenever i can.

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Emirates Passenger Fleet Information

*Disclaimer: All info provided below is subject to change and not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Refurbishments are taking place across the fleet, new aircraft are being delivered while older aircraft are being phased out. The information presentation below is not official company data and compiled from various sources.

Fleet info as of 31 July 2011


Total Passenger fleet: 147 aircraft

83% LD configured i.e. 3-class, [122 aircraft]
17% HD configured i.e. 2-class, [25 aircraft]

Lie-flat seating in J
-59% of total fleet [86 aircraft]
-82% of total Boeing 777 fleet [71 aircraft]

Suites seating in F
-57% of total 3-class fleet [70 aircraft]
-64% of total 3-class Boeing 777 fleet [45 aircraft]

IFE
-76% ICE (including ICE digital widescreen) of total fleet [112 aircraft]
-24% TV & Radio/ICE on-demand of total fleet [35 aircraft]

Detailed Fleet breakdown

AIRBUS

A330-200 2-Class – 8 aircraft
Sleeperettes in J, Old economy in Y, TV & Radio/ICE on-demand (in F & J)
A6-EKQ, A6-EKR, A6-EKZ, A6-EAA, A6-EAK, A6-EAL, A6-EAQ, A6-EAS
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 33H

A330-200, 3-Class – 19 aircraft
Sleeperettes in F & J, Old economy in Y, TV & Radio/ICE on-demand (in F & J)
A6-EKS through A6-EKY, A6-EAD through A6-EAJ, A6-EAM through A6-EAP, A6-EAR
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 33L

A340-300, 3-Class – 8 aircraft
Sleeperettes in F & J, New Weber seats in Y, TV & Radio/ICE on-demand (in F & J)
A6-ERM through A6-ERT
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 340

A340-500, 3-class – 10 aircraft
Suites in F, Sleeperettes in J, Old economy in Y, ICE
A6-ERA through A6-ERJ
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 345

A380-800 ULR version, 3-class – 8 aircraft
Suites in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE digital widescreen
A6-EDA through A6-EDE, A6-EDM through A6-EDO
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 38L

A380-800 Non-ULR version, 3-class – 7 aircraft
Suites in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE digital widescreen
A6-EDF through A6-EDL
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 38M


BOEING

B777-200, 2-class – 3 aircraft
Deep reclining in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE
A6-EMD through A6-EMF
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 77H

B777-200ER, 3-class – 6 aircraft
SkyCruiser in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE
A6-EMG through A6-EML
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 72E

B777-300, 3-class – 12 aircraft
SkyCruiser in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE
A6-EMM through A6-EMX
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 773

B777-300ER, 2-class – 1 aircraft
Deep reclining in J, Old economy in Y, ICE
A6-EBL
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73Y

B777-300ER, 2-class – 5 aircraft
Deep reclining in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE
A6-EBT, A6-EBV, A6-EBX, A6-EBZ, A6-ECB*
* IFE is ICE digital widescreen
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73R

B777-300ER, 2-class – 8 aircraft
Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE
A6-EBA, A6-EBD, A6-EBF, A6-EBH, A6-EBP, A6-EBS, A6-ECY*, A6-ECZ*
* IFE is ICE digital widescreen
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73J

B777-300ER, 3-class – 7 aircraft
SkyCruiser in F, Deep reclining in J, Old economy in Y, ICE
A6-EBC, A6-EBE, A6-EBG, A6-EBJ, A6-EBM, A6-EBN, A6-EBO
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73X

B777-300ER, 3-class – 4 aircraft
Suites in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE
A6-EBB, A6-EBI, A6-EBK, A6-EGD*
Note: although the specification is similar to the sub-fleet below, these aircraft do not have the crew rest area and thus will not be dispatched alongside that sub-fleet.
* IFE is ICE digital widescreen not ICE
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73W

B777-300ER, 3-class – 31 aircraft
Suites in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE digital widescreen
A6-EBQ*, A6-EBR*, A6-EBU*, A6-EBW*, A6-EBY*, A6-ECA, A6-ECC through A6-ECX, A6-EGA through A6-EGC
* IFE is ICE not ICE digital widescreen
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73M
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 73N (for A6-EBQ/EBR/EBU/EBW/EBY only)

B777-200LR, 3-class – 10 aircraft
Suites in F, Lie-flats in J, New Weber seats in Y, ICE digital widescreen
A6-EWA through A6-EWJ
ExpertFlyer aircraft code: 77L

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Old Dec 20, 10, 11:47 pm
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Hi, do you know what is the replacment for the A332?? You said in another thread that the A332 will be phased out starting early2011, so what will replace them?

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Seating Plans - Y/J/F

There are multiple websites we use here to check seat-map configuration. One of the most popular is www.seatguru.com

You can also access a full aircraft seat-map via www.expertflyer.com, which is handy if you are already checking flight/upgrade award availability at the same time.

If you know the aircraft type you will be flying on, simply navigate your way to the EK section of SeatGuru, either enter the flight no. or look down at the aircraft listing.

Below is a sample. The clickable navigation does't work as these are images.

ECONOMY CLASS



BUSINESS CLASS



FIRST CLASS


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What Aircraft Have What Seats?

777-Fleet

Economy Class

Business Class
This is the current generation J-class seat fitted to the 777 fleet.





First Class

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What Are The Best Seats?

This is subjective.

For example, many of us who fly in coach prefer the exit rows on the 777, or rows 68 or 81 on the Airbus. Some avoid the bulkheads due to the fact that this is where the bassinets are fitted and is typically taken/requested by families travelling with kids.

One of the gripes I personally have is that Skywards Silver and Gold Members cannot pre-select exit rows. They are allocated on a first come/first served basis.

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Originally Posted by eightblack View Post
There are multiple websites we use here to check seat-map configuration. One of the most popular is www.seatguru.com

You can also access a full aircraft seat-map via www.expertflyer.com, which is handy if you are already checking flight/upgrade award availability at the same time.

If you know the aircraft type you will be flying on, simply navigate your way to the EK section of SeatGuru, either enter the flight no. or look down at the aircraft listing.

Below is a sample. The clickable navigation does't work as these are images.
I don't think that's the way to go about seat plans as a lot of that information is outdated. I wonder if anyone has accurate measurements, or if we could get these directly from EK for the different types of seats, and put those along with photos of each type of seat.
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What are the best seats in First?

On aircrafts with Suites (1-2-1) such as the 380, 345 and 777, window seats are best for solo travelers and center pairs are best for couples. Avoid row 1.

On aircrafts with SkySuites (2-2-2) such as the 777 and 343, window and aisle pair are best for couples and center aisle seats are best for solo travelers.
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What are the best seats in Business?

On the main fleet (2-3-2), the forward cabin (rows 6,7 on a three class 777) has a more private feeling, though row 6 is less desirable. Row 8 is the last to be served (?), and row 11 has windows missing and noise from Economy.

On the A380 (1-2-1 staggered), the window seats (A, K) are the most private, while center pairs (E, F) are ideal for couples but not recommended for solo travelers due to the proximity of your neighbor. Aisle seats (B, D, G, J) have less legroom and form a shorter bed than the inside seats. They have privacy from the seats beside them, but not from the aisle. Rows 24, 25 are close to the bar at the rear, and it can get noisy there.
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What are the best seats in Economy?

On the main fleet, exit row seats and bulkhead seats have additional leg space, however seat width is slightly reduced. The tray table and IFE screen are in the armrest, and there is no underseat storage. Bulkheads are also designated bassinet locations, so crying babies may be in the vicinity. On the 777 fleet, there are pairs of two seats towards the rear which are ideal for couples.

On the A380, 45 DEFG are behind the staircase and have additional legroom. Seats 68 A, 68 K, 81 A and 81 K have extra leg room and a window, but can be prebooked because they are not exit row seats. 67 B,C,H,J and 80 B,C,H,J are exit row seats with extra leg room and ideal for couples.
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Old Jan 17, 11, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by ung1 View Post
On the main fleet, exit row seats and bulkhead seats have additional leg space, however seat width is slightly reduced. The tray table and IFE screen are in the armrest, and there is no underseat storage. Bulkheads are also designated bassinet locations, so crying babies may be in the vicinity. On the 777 fleet, there are pairs of two seats towards the rear which are ideal for couples.

On the A380, 45 DEFG are behind the staircase and have additional legroom. Seats 68 A, 68 K, 81 A and 81 K have extra leg room and a window, but can be prebooked because they are not exit row seats. 67 B,C,H,J and 80 B,C,H,J are exit row seats with extra leg room and ideal for couples.
Do 68AK or 81AK have armrests that are moveable? My wife and I will be flying JFK-DXB on the A380 in economy and were trying to figure out which seats to book. If the flight isn't packed, we'd like a whole row by the window to our selves and be able to lift the armrests up to do a makeshift bed. Thanks!
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