Old Aug 11, 2017, 11:04 am
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Ethiopian Long-Haul Aircraft with Flat Bed Seats
(UPDATED 05NOV23)

TOTAL : 59 aircraft - 49 with fully flat beds, 10 with 160-angled flat

At least 50+ aircraft with WiFi. WiFi has now been installed on almost all 787s in addition to the 777/350 fleet.

Boeing 777-200LRs
(Total 6 - with WiFi)

ET-ANN - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANO - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANP - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANQ - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANR - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-AQL - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite

Boeing 777-300ERs
(Total 4 - with WiFi)

ET-APX - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-APY - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ASK - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ASL - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite

Boeing 787-8s
(Total 19 - most - if not all - now fitted with WiFi)

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ET-AOO - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOP - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOQ - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOR - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOS - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOT - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOU - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOV - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-ARE - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-ARF - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-ASG - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ASH - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ASI - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATG - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATH - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATI - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATJ - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATK - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATL - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel

NOTE : All B787-8 flights are loaded with the flat bed seatmap until between 48-72 hours prior to the flight. Check back within 48 hours when the actual aircraft is allocated and the seatmap may change. If row 11 shows seats ABC-DEF-JKL, then you have the old configuration. If it shows only seats JKL for row 11, then it is the new configuration.

Boeing 787-9s
(Total 10 - all equipped with WiFi)

ET-AUO - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUP - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUQ - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUR - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AXK - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AXL - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AXS - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AYC - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AYD - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AXT - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)

Airbus 350-900s
(Total 20 - all equipped with Wifi)

ET-ATQ - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATR - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATY - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUA - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUB - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUC - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVB - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVC - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVD - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVE - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWM - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWN - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWO - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWP - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AYA - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AYB - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AYM - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AYN - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AZI - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AZN - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)








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Ethiopian Best Business Class Seats?

Old Feb 6, 2018, 3:55 pm
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It's my understanding that all 773s now have fully flat beds in business class, correct?

Does anyone happen to have a photo? (I only seem to be able to find photos of the old layout)

Thanks!
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Old Feb 7, 2018, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009
It's my understanding that all 773s now have fully flat beds in business class, correct?

Does anyone happen to have a photo? (I only seem to be able to find photos of the old layout)

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/co...ase/detail/534

That's the layout on APX/APY. The seats are the same on ASK/ASL but the IFE screens are different.

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Old Feb 7, 2018, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by MasterGeek
The ADD-CDG route will have the 787-9 starting sometime in summer. Google flights says that it is lie-flat seat. What's the chance that it will indeed be the case ?
Slim/it is highly uncertain. OSL was scheduled to have 787-9 from Dec but so far for most days 77L and 788 turn up.
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Old Feb 7, 2018, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by SK AAR
Slim/it is highly uncertain. OSL was scheduled to have 787-9 from Dec but so far for most days 77L and 788 turn up.
The 787-9s are allegedly going to be deployed on the YYZ route this summer as they are able to operate nonstop ADD-YYZ both ways unlike the 787-8s. If that goes ahead, then CDG will almost certainly not be a 787-9.
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 3:06 pm
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Hi y'all, great thread.

I'm flying business class on ETH 501, but it appears they switch out the plane between the 777 and the 787-8. Can anyone tell me what type of seat they have on the 787-8 on that route? It appears the day I fly that will be the plane I'm on, even though United says I'll be on the 777.

I'm hoping the fact it is a 13 hour flight and DC has a strong Ethiopian presence makes them put the better product on that route.

Thanks,
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Teddy Ruxpin
Hi y'all, great thread.

I'm flying business class on ETH 501, but it appears they switch out the plane between the 777 and the 787-8. Can anyone tell me what type of seat they have on the 787-8 on that route? It appears the day I fly that will be the plane I'm on, even though United says I'll be on the 777.

I'm hoping the fact it is a 13 hour flight and DC has a strong Ethiopian presence makes them put the better product on that route.

Thanks,
It's a lottery, it looks like ET keeps switching on the route between 777-200LRs and 787-8s with the occasional 787-9s - see below for past history and compare with the info in the Wiki above...

https://planefinder.net/data/flight/ET501
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 3:40 pm
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Thanks Marco,

Looks like if I get the 787 I'm likely to get an angled seat. What a bummer. Here's hoping the 777 shows up.
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Old Mar 19, 2018, 8:20 am
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Just to update everyone. I lucked out and on the March 9th, 2018 IAD-ADD flight, they sent 787 ET-ASI to pick us up! What a great surprise.
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Old Mar 25, 2018, 3:08 pm
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I have award tix in J on ET 510/511 in August, the new routes from ORD. The ticket shows the aircraft will be a 787-8 Dreamliner. What is the likelihood of that happening?
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Old Mar 25, 2018, 7:47 pm
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I have award tix in J on ET 510/511 in August, the new routes from ORD. The ticket shows the aircraft will be a 787-8 Dreamliner. What is the likelihood of that happening?
My wife and I will be booking an award on these flights after you. Hopefully you can post your experiences. We'll still fly on ET as it has the best connections to LUN. Just interested in hearing your opinion.
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Old Mar 25, 2018, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by susiesan
I have award tix in J on ET 510/511 in August, the new routes from ORD. The ticket shows the aircraft will be a 787-8 Dreamliner. What is the likelihood of that happening?
Chicago will almost certainly be a 787-800, but will use the ET-AO*/AR*/AS* aircraft of which only ASG/H/I are configured with flat beds. The AO*/AR* aircraft have the 160-angled seats. Therefore the chances of getting flat beds on that route are 3/13 = 23% approx. The AT* aircraft with the flat bed seats won't be used to North America except as very rare substitutions to LAX.
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Old Mar 26, 2018, 6:43 pm
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flying this route in July. Will report back.

Originally Posted by cheltzel
My wife and I will be booking an award on these flights after you. Hopefully you can post your experiences. We'll still fly on ET as it has the best connections to LUN. Just interested in hearing your opinion.
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by TimeToEarnMiles
flying this route in July. Will report back.
Were you able to get seat assignments? My flights on ET 510/511 are in late August, early September. I called ET and they will not give me seats until May or June.
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 12:43 pm
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Were you able to get seat assignments? My flights on ET 510/511 are in late August, early September. I called ET and they will not give me seats until May or June.
You can assign the seats yourself in the website MANAGE MY BOOKING function. Quick and easy, and if you are * Gold it will also block the seat next to you.
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Old Apr 1, 2018, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by susiesan
Were you able to get seat assignments? My flights on ET 510/511 are in late August, early September. I called ET and they will not give me seats until May or June.
Not for my long haul segments. I e-mailed them and they said to connect back in early May.
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