EK017 now 2 class?

Old Aug 23, 19, 1:43 pm
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Unhappy EK017 now 2 class?

Had my 14J/K booked on EK017 for a while now.
Went to check tonight and we have been moved to 15J/K as its now a 2 class rather than the usual 3 class.
Think there are bassinet seats in row 16 which is why I have always avoided booking 15 or in a 3 class I avoid row 20.
Oh well!
I feel sorry for those who were booked into First.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by daisymay2 View Post
Had my 14J/K booked on EK017 for a while now.
Went to check tonight and we have been moved to 15J/K as its now a 2 class rather than the usual 3 class.
Think there are bassinet seats in row 16 which is why I have always avoided booking 15 or in a 3 class I avoid row 20.
Oh well!
I feel sorry for those who were booked into First.
It would be sort of helpful if you told us the origin and destination instead of just the flight number.
And also which date ‘now’ refers to.

Having a quick look on EF (just out of interest as I don’t fly into MAN), it would appear that in the next month or so, EK17 is only served by a 2 class frame on 17/09. So the answer to the question in the title of your post is ‘no’.

(EK19 and EK21 appear to be consistently 2 class)
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Old Aug 23, 19, 5:07 pm
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Thanks for the reply.
Date of travel is 15/9/2019 DXB-MAN and its definitely 2 class.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 6:58 pm
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There's something wrong with this. EK17 is an A380 so doesn't have J and K seats in the same row and it's still bookable in First on 17/9/19.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by daisymay2 View Post
Thanks for the reply.
Date of travel is 15/9/2019 DXB-MAN and its definitely 2 class.
loads are crazy with school holidays.

Im booked in F in Dec so Iím sure itís a temporary ďoperational reasonsĒ change
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Old Aug 24, 19, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by daisymay2 View Post
Thanks for the reply.
Date of travel is 15/9/2019 DXB-MAN and its definitely 2 class.
Apologies, 15/9 is 2 class. 17/9 is 3 class. All other EK17ís between 12/9 and 19/9 are also 3 class.
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Old Aug 24, 19, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
There's something wrong with this. EK17 is an A380 so doesn't have J and K seats in the same row and it's still bookable in First on 17/9/19.

Of course - dont know why I put JK - E and F!
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Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post


Apologies, 15/9 is 2 class. 17/9 is 3 class. All other EK17ís between 12/9 and 19/9 are also 3 class.
Thank you!
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Old Sep 1, 19, 7:25 am
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EK017 DXB to MAN Sunday 15 Sept Change of aircraft

Normally this flight is three class. I'm booked on 15 September and the plane is now two class which is disappointing, for me at least!

The other two daily flights to Manchester are two class.

It looks to be a one off occurrence. Let's hope so.
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Ask for a change to the flight day before or after if you're flexible on dates
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Originally Posted by Longton View Post
Normally this flight is three class. I'm booked on 15 September and the plane is now two class which is disappointing, for me at least!

The other two daily flights to Manchester are two class.

It looks to be a one off occurrence. Let's hope so.
There seems to be a couple of aircraft changes around that date.
I got a notification today that my DXB-CMB on the 16th Sept has been switched to a 2-Class - annoying as I'd been booked in F.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 9:22 am
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I wonder if It's because economy is heavily overbooked and hardly any first class passengers? That would make sense.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 11:36 am
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There's already a thread about this particular flight!

EK017 now 2 class?

Sounds like it's a one-off for that day.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 2:54 pm
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Not surprised.
Flew back into MAN on EK19 yesterday.
Completely full and overbooked in Y. No chance of upgrading. Same story outbound the previous week.
They really could do with introducing a 23.59 departure ex MAN to spread the days load out better and so allow F to remain a fixture on 1 or hopefully 2 of the flights.
Whilst connectivity would be weak, it would be ideal for leisure travellers. Land in DXB at 10.15 ish, be at a hotel for midday to check in. Leave a hotel at 2pm for a 5pm ish flight back to MAN. Would surely do well enough on a 777 3/4 times a week??
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