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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:35 am
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New 777-300ER Chicago ORD to Dubai launch date?

Hi all,
i am dying to try out the new 777 first class cabin. At the time of release of the new aircraft Emirates has mentioned starting Service to and from ORD Chicago at some point in 2018. Has anyone heard any rumors as to when this will be? I am hoping to book a first class rewards ticket on the old 777 in hopes that I will be upgraded to the new plane.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:03 am
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Hi all,
i am dying to try out the new 777 first class cabin. At the time of release of the new aircraft Emirates has mentioned starting Service to and from ORD Chicago at some point in 2018. Has anyone heard any rumors as to when this will be? I am hoping to book a first class rewards ticket on the old 777 in hopes that I will be upgraded to the new plane.
Appreviate any feedback.
Expect to not fly the new plane, chances are infinitesimal
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by Infinite95 View Post
Hi all,
i am dying to try out the new 777 first class cabin. At the time of release of the new aircraft Emirates has mentioned starting Service to and from ORD Chicago at some point in 2018. Has anyone heard any rumors as to when this will be? I am hoping to book a first class rewards ticket on the old 777 in hopes that I will be upgraded to the new plane.
Appreviate any feedback.
No total reward seats available for the new F I'm afraid. Not sure if you can upgrade J to F though.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:13 am
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No total reward seats available for the new F I'm afraid. Not sure if you can upgrade J to F though.
If I book a confirmed first class reward ticket now for March or April 2018 and they decide to switch to the new 777 on that route then are you saying it’s possible that they would cancel my ticket? I would assume with their good customer service they would have to honor my first class booking on the new 777 if it is launched by then.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:25 am
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If I book a confirmed first class reward ticket now for March or April 2018 and they decide to switch to the new 777 on that route then are you saying it’s possible that they would cancel my ticket? I would assume with their good customer service they would have to honor my first class booking on the new 777 if it is launched by then.
They will honour it, but the chance of the flight being switched to one of the 6 or 7 new 777s that will exist by then is close to 0%
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:44 am
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They will honour it, but the chance of the flight being switched to one of the 6 or 7 new 777s that will exist by then is close to 0%
I understand the number of planes if very limited. Multiple articles (at least 3) after launch of new 777 quoted the following... (Forbes) “Travelers hoping to take the new seats in any class of service out for a spin do not have long to wait. The airline will put them into use December 1 on its routes from Dubai to Brussels and Geneva. It has been suggested that further destinations such as Chicago and Perth might follow, though no details are currently available.”

I was just curious if any members here had any further details regarding upcoming destinations.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:48 am
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I started this thread based on the fact that at least 3 articles I have seen since the launch of the new 777 have mentioned that Chicago may be one of the next destinations.

See the Forbes quote here: “Travelers hoping to take the new seats in any class of service out for a spin do not have long to wait. The airline will put them into use December 1 on its routes from Dubai to Brussels and Geneva. It has been suggested that further destinations such as Chicago and Perth might follow, though no details are currently available.”

I was hoping some members on this forum may have some details if one of the next few planes will start Service on that route.

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Old Dec 7, 17, 8:23 am
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Stab in the dark - they wouldn’t cancel the award you’d have to be lucky! What I’m saying is for the routes that have the new f you can’t get an award seat.
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