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Emirates has unveiled the new first class cabin for their 777s at the Dubai Air Show on November 12th, 2017.

Notably, the new F cabin is fully enclosed from floor to ceiling, has a reduction from 8 seats to 6 total, had virtual windows for the center cabins and features video-based room service ordering.

Business and Economy cabins have also been refreshed, but not completely overhauled.

Dedicated 777 refresh page
Emirates Press Release (includes PDF downloads of fact sheet with more details)
Youtube Promo video of new 777F

Current known routes flown with new F:

GVA - EK83 / EK84
BRU - EK181 / EK182
FRA - EK43 / EK44
HND - EK312 / EK313
STN - EK33 / EK34
VIE - EK125 / EK126
SIN - EK352/353 (unscheduled)
MUC - EK53/54
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Old Apr 19, 19, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by flying_pig View Post
I had it on a DXB-DUB sector a few weeks ago, so yes new F is making some appearances on the DUB route. It's usually operating one rotation per week; if you look at seat maps the following seem to be the upcoming ones:
- EK163 and EK164 on April 19th
- EK163 and EK164 on April 26th
- EK163 and EK164 on May 2nd
- EK161 and EK162 on May 11th

I haven't flown EK long enough to determine how firm their plans are and how often they sub aircrafts, so cannot comment as to whether the above is reliable or subject to swaps.
Looks like AQP will operate EK163/164 today.

From flightradar24 it has flown between DXB and RUH, KWI, DUB, STN, BRU and GVA over the last week.
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Old Apr 21, 19, 2:15 am
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Well. What do I do now?

I do on average 2 trips a year to some combination of PVG/SIN/HKG/SYD and usually manage to end up in F for at least 50% of the legs.

Not being able to move my seat from side to side (!) and not being able to set the temperature to ice-box (my preference) is going to be tough... The injustice.

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Old May 3, 19, 7:43 am
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I had the pleasure of experiencing the new first class seat on the 777 recently and it was fantastic.
IMHO this is the best first class product in the market.
Too bad Europe-Dubai is too short (very very short) to fully enjoy the first class product.
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Old May 3, 19, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by agjil View Post
I had the pleasure of experiencing the new first class seat on the 777 recently and it was fantastic.
IMHO this is the best first class product in the market.
Too bad Europe-Dubai is too short (very very short) to fully enjoy the first class product.
i want to fly to HND on it,;STN and GVA were quick!
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Old May 9, 19, 5:39 am
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Sorry to sound stupid, but where can you view the seat maps for specific flights - you used to be able find this on Expedia before putting in payment details - not not anymore. Thanks!
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Old May 9, 19, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by russellrst View Post
Sorry to sound stupid, but where can you view the seat maps for specific flights - you used to be able find this on Expedia before putting in payment details - not not anymore. Thanks!
ExpertFlyer is what most people use.
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Old May 9, 19, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
ExpertFlyer is what most people use.
Yes, and the free EF subscription shows the seat maps (and nothing else). Up to a certain number of queries per month (day, week, not sure about that?).
So if you just want to look at the seat map for five or so options, this is a good way to do it.
And if you need more functionality, a PRO subscription is U$9.99 per month and can very easily be 'stop / started' as and when you need it. In spite of some inaccuracies every now and then (not as far as seat maps are concerned by the way), totally worth it in my book.
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Old May 9, 19, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by russellrst View Post
Sorry to sound stupid, but where can you view the seat maps for specific flights - you used to be able find this on Expedia before putting in payment details - not not anymore. Thanks!
For Economy bookings you can see it on the EK website before you get to the payment page.
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Old May 10, 19, 3:25 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
For Economy bookings you can see it on the EK website before you get to the payment page.

Expedia.com used to show it when you priced out a flight and went to the booking page. It let you pick a seat. Not sure now as I use EF.
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Old May 10, 19, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by onlysuites View Post
Expedia.com used to show it when you priced out a flight and went to the booking page. It let you pick a seat. Not sure now as I use EF.
Haven't been seeing EK flight maps on expedia last few weeks so have been using EF
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Old May 10, 19, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by onlysuites View Post
Expedia.com used to show it when you priced out a flight and went to the booking page. It let you pick a seat. Not sure now as I use EF.
Yes, Expedia lost it (not only for EK but many other airlines too) at about the same time EK introduced it a month or two ago. You could preview availability by selecting "Flight Details" from the first listing page. Unfortunately EK have only introduced it for Economy bookings so far.
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Old May 19, 19, 1:29 am
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I'm using ExpertFlyer to look at seat award availability for these enclosed suites. I can't seem to find any between HND, BRU, GVA, etc and DXB. I can find empty of first class seats available on the old A380 though.

This plane is so new that they're not releasing them for award travel I guess.
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Old May 19, 19, 3:11 am
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Originally Posted by zurich123 View Post
I'm using ExpertFlyer to look at seat award availability for these enclosed suites. I can't seem to find any between HND, BRU, GVA, etc and DXB. I can find empty of first class seats available on the old A380 though.

This plane is so new that they're not releasing them for award travel I guess.
There are reports of people being able to get award seats / upgrades on these new planes, but they indeed seem to be few and far between.
I suppose the desirability and the small number of seats available make EK believe they can sell them instead of releasing them for award travel. I have read a few reviews where people comment that F was not full, so I wonder how often there is 'on board - space available' upgrade availability.
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Old May 19, 19, 8:50 pm
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Try around a week before travel dates
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Old May 21, 19, 10:44 pm
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I've read the reviews and the videos from ThePointsGuy and Sam Chui, but I can't seem to find this information. Anybody know if the doors on the new enclosed suites can be locked? Or there's some sort of "Do not disturb" light outside the doors?

If I'm sleeping inside I don't want the flight attendants to be knocking the door asking me if I want a towel or drinks (Unless it's during takeoff and landing when they have to do this for safety).

Thanks.
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