Ethiopian Best Business Class Seats?

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Ethiopian Long-Haul Aircraft with Flat Bed Seats
(UPDATED 07NOV20)

TOTAL : 56 aircraft (45 with flat beds (of which 4 are reverse herringbone config), 10 with 160-angled, 1 with recliners)

Boeing 777-200LRs
(Total 6)

ET-ANN - Yes
ET-ANO - Yes
ET-ANP - Yes
ET-ANQ - Yes
ET-ANR - Yes
ET-AQL - Yes

Boeing 777-300ERs
(Total 4)

ET-APX - Yes
ET-APY - Yes
ET-ASK - Yes
ET-ASL - Yes

Boeing 787-8s
(Total 19)

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ET-AOO - No (angled)
ET-AOP - No (angled)
ET-AOQ - No (angled)
ET-AOR - No (angled)
ET-AOS - No (angled)
ET-AOT - No (angled)
ET-AOU - No (angled)
ET-AOV - No (angled)
ET-ARE - No (angled)
ET-ARF - No (angled)

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ET-ASG - Yes
ET-ASH - Yes
ET-ASI - Yes
ET-ATG - Yes
ET-ATH - Yes
ET-ATI - Yes
ET-ATJ - Yes
ET-ATK - Yes
ET-ATL - Yes

NOTE : All B787-800 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.

Boeing 787-9s
(Total 8)

ET-AUO - Yes
ET-AUP - Yes
ET-AUQ - Yes
ET-AUR - Yes
ET-AXK - Yes
ET-AXL - Yes
ET-AXS - Yes (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AYB - Yes (Reverse Herringbone)

Boeing 767-300ERs
(Total 2+1)

ET-ALO - No
ET-ALP - Yes

NOTE : ET-ALJ presently assigned to UN work - not counted here

Airbus 350-900s
(Total 16 - all equipped with Wifi)

ET-ATQ - Yes
ET-ATR - Yes
ET-ATY - Yes
ET-AUA - Yes
ET-AUB - Yes
ET-AUC - Yes
ET-AVB - Yes
ET-AVC - Yes
ET-AVD - Yes
ET-AVE - Yes
ET-AWM - Yes
ET-AWN - Yes
ET-AWO - Yes
ET-AWP - Yes
ET-AYA - Yes (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AYB - Yes (Reverse Herringbone)

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Old Aug 20, 16, 12:42 pm
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Ethiopian Best Business Class Seats?

Does anyone know if there are any issues (galley noise or light) for Row 1 seats on ET's 787?

Are the monitors for Row 1 seats mounted on the bulkhead, or do they have to be raised from the armrest?

I am trying to determine if Row 1 would be preferable to a mid-cabin row, say Row 2 or 3.

Thanks for any input.
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Originally Posted by RJ1 View Post
Does anyone know if there are any issues (galley noise or light) for Row 1 seats on ET's 787?

Are the monitors for Row 1 seats mounted on the bulkhead, or do they have to be raised from the armrest?

I am trying to determine if Row 1 would be preferable to a mid-cabin row, say Row 2 or 3.

Thanks for any input.
1) Gallery Noise or light is not greatly affected;

2) Monitors: It depends on the old or new seat configuration;
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Old Aug 22, 16, 10:35 am
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2) Monitors: It depends on the old or new seat configuration;
Surely there is only one "seat configuration" used on Ethiopian's 8 787s?

As regards the monitor - given that Row 1 is a bassinet row (as marked on the seat map), I don't see how they could also have monitors mounted on the bulkhead.
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they have bulkhead monitors for general view, and your personal monitor in the seat-rest.
Best seats are row 2 and 3.
Row 4 has no windows, row 1 has smaller monitors.
gallery noise is negligible.
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Old Aug 22, 16, 2:41 pm
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Thanks for the responses. We are currently in Row 3... think we will stick with that.
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Surely there is only one "seat configuration" used on Ethiopian's 8 787s?
Ethiopian has 15 787s now.

ET-AOO/AOP/AOQ/AOR/AOS/AOT/AOU/AOV/ARE/ARF have the old "angled flat" seats. The seat map you link refers to this configuration.

ET-ASG/ASH/ASI have the new "flat bed" seats and an entirely different configuration (galleys, lavs, etc.. are all located differently).

ET-ATK/ATL are brand new deliveries (although older line numbers that were white-tailed) from the last few weeks so I am not sure what seats they have, but presumably the new configuration as well.
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Old Aug 23, 16, 5:11 am
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I'm guessing the A350s have full flatbeds. Is it the same seat and layout (2-2-2) as ET-ASG/ASH/ASI?
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Old Aug 23, 16, 7:32 am
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I'm guessing the A350s have full flatbeds. Is it the same seat and layout (2-2-2) as ET-ASG/ASH/ASI?
No, there are new seats. Been trying to find more pictures online, but difficult. Here are some from another thread.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2165
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Old Aug 23, 16, 9:24 am
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I flew on the A350 a few weeks ago. The seat is indeed different, and honestly not very comfortable. It is offset at a weird angle and gets very narrow at the foot. I couldn't even fit both feet into the space without taking off my shoes.

https://goo.gl/photos/XQsmiGb63rpHXTcS8
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Old Aug 24, 16, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Surely there is only one "seat configuration" used on Ethiopian's 8 787s?

As regards the monitor - given that Row 1 is a bassinet row (as marked on the seat map), I don't see how they could also have monitors mounted on the bulkhead.
In 787, there are 2 types. Although both are 24 seats with 2-2-2 per row, the newer seat configuration is B/E Aerospace Diamond (http://beaerospace.com/products/seat...amond-minipod/). For this type of newer seat, the monitor in row 1 is bulkhead.
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Allegedly the retro-fit of the flat beds has now been completed on all 15 aircraft.

I flew on ET-ATL this morning and she had flat beds, but the new generation B/E seats with the slight offset (same as on the A350s).

Keep in mind that ET-ASG/ASH/ASI/ATK/ATL have a different LOPA to the others with the galley, etc... locations as well. Notably in Economy Class, the extra legroom seats are 11JKL/13ABC/15DFH (rather than row 11 on the original config) and then row 30 for the exit row (rather than row 29 on the original config).
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Old Sep 5, 16, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by B747-437B View Post
Allegedly the retro-fit of the flat beds has now been completed on all 15 aircraft.

I flew on ET-ATL this morning and she had flat beds, but the new generation B/E seats with the slight offset (same as on the A350s).

Keep in mind that ET-ASG/ASH/ASI/ATK/ATL have a different LOPA to the others with the galley, etc... locations as well. Notably in Economy Class, the extra legroom seats are 11JKL/13ABC/15DFH (rather than row 11 on the original config) and then row 30 for the exit row (rather than row 29 on the original config).
Do you maybe know which are the extra legroom seats in Economy on 787 on ADD-FCO/JNB/HKG?
Can I ask for them as *G?

Thank you
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Old Sep 5, 16, 9:20 am
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Do you maybe know which are the extra legroom seats in Economy on 787 on ADD-FCO/JNB/HKG?
Can I ask for them as *G?
The only seats that are extra legroom on ALL variants of ET 787 are 11JKL. Which aircraft will actually operate a flight is subject to change until the absolute last moment.

The call center is able to assign these seats to *G if you ask nicely. There is one lady there who never does though, so if you get her just HUACA.
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Old Sep 6, 16, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by B747-437B View Post
Allegedly the retro-fit of the flat beds has now been completed on all 15 aircraft.

I flew on ET-ATL this morning and she had flat beds, but the new generation B/E seats with the slight offset (same as on the A350s).

Keep in mind that ET-ASG/ASH/ASI/ATK/ATL have a different LOPA to the others with the galley, etc... locations as well. Notably in Economy Class, the extra legroom seats are 11JKL/13ABC/15DFH (rather than row 11 on the original config) and then row 30 for the exit row (rather than row 29 on the original config).
Good to hear. Been watching what aircraft they've been using on the ADD-DUB-LAX-DUB-ADD run, and lately it's been a toss-up as to whether it would be one of the original lie flat configurations or not.
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Old Apr 6, 17, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by B747-437B View Post
Ethiopian has 15 787s now.

ET-AOO/AOP/AOQ/AOR/AOS/AOT/AOU/AOV/ARE/ARF have the old "angled flat" seats. The seat map you link refers to this configuration.

ET-ASG/ASH/ASI have the new "flat bed" seats and an entirely different configuration (galleys, lavs, etc.. are all located differently).

ET-ATK/ATL are brand new deliveries (although older line numbers that were white-tailed) from the last few weeks so I am not sure what seats they have, but presumably the new configuration as well.
Does anyone have an update on which 787s have been updated with the 180 seats?
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