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I reviewed Business Class on the Emirates Boeing 777-200LR flying from a trip from Brussels to Dubai. The Business Class on this flight extends through two cabins, a small cabin containing two rows of fourteen seats and a second and larger cabin contains 28 seats spread over 4 rows. A galley kitchen, the Business Class toilets and the main exit doors are located between these two cabins.

The layout is 2-3-2 so not all passengers have aisle access This means the seats to avoid on the Emirates B777-200LR.  This luxury cabin is decorated in walnut veneer with gold trim. with mood lighting during the flight. The stars on the ceiling at night is a lovely feature and fun when lying in your bed.

Business Class Seat Review On Emirates B777-200LR
All Business Class seats on the 777-200LR are the same length (60 inch 150 cm) and width (20.5 inch/52 cm). Storage is in the overhead and a small box in front of the seat.  All seats have an in-seat power supply. Each window Business Class seat has 3 windows that come with 2 electronically controlled shades: one paper-type shade and then a black-out shade. A privacy divider or wall can be raised which turns your seat into a private pod. All seats can be reclined to a flat-bed: well, an angled lie flat-bed, that is very comfy. A duvet is supplied during the flight.

There isn’t a huge amount to choose between the Business Class seats on this flight. All Business Class seats on the 777-200LR are the same length (150 cm) and width (52 cm). Storage is in the overhead bulkheads and there is only a tiny additional storage box in front of the seat. All seats have an power supply. Each window Business Class seat actually looks overas 3 windows that come with 2 electronically controlled shades: one paper-type shade plus a black-out shade. The privacy wall can be raised when you like which transforms your seat into a private area. All seats can be reclined to an angled lie flat-bed which is comfy. A duvet can be requested.

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What Are The Worst Business Class Seats On Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR?
In my opinion, the worst Business Class seats on Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR are the seats in row 6, at the front of the small first cabin. These bulkhead seats are directly behind First Class have a little extra legroom or view in terms of watching what is going on inside the plane. However, the smaller cabin is quieter and further away from the noise of Economy Class, so these are at least quiet seats. The seats in row 8: at the front of the larger second cabin also have the same lack of legroom. These are also bassinet crib seats, so business travellers are slightly more likely to be moved for a passenger with an infant.

I think What are the worst Business Class seats on Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR are seats 7A & 7K: these window seats are missing a window, so if you lean back you’re just looking at a wall. Row 11 at the back of Business Class is separated from Economy by only a thin wall and curtain, these are right in front of the Economy Class bassinet crib spots, so could be noisy.

Amenity Kit Review In Business Class On Emirates B777-200LR
Each seat comes with a thin but comfortable blanket, a large pillow, a lovely duvet, noise cancelling headphones, flight socks and earplugs. No amenity kits (like during my A380 flight) nor pyjamas (like on Qatar Airways) were offered.

Food Review In Business Class On Emirates B777-200LR
At boarding, I was offered a glass of water or orange juice or Veuve Cliquot. Forty minutes after take-off, lunch was served. As an appetizer, I choose the Gravadlax center-cut cured salmon fillet, served with potato salad flavoured with sweet mustard, accompanied by a horseradish creme fraiche and lime. It tasted excellent. The main course was delicious: roast lamb rack served with creamy chive mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, green beans, sautéed fresh spinach, roasted shallots and a rich lamb jus lié. For dessert, I choose the passion fruit terrine: a smooth passion fruit mousse with a tangy mirror glaze on a soft coconut base, served with a raspberry confit: excellent!

Entertainment System Review In Business Class On Emirates B777-200LR
Emirates entertainment system, ICE (information, communications, entertainment) is impressive. ICE has a huge range of new-release and classic films, television shows, box sets and audio options to choose from. You can also watch the outside camera on your screen. The Emirates 777 has one facing forward and once facing straight down (but no tail camera like on the A380). WiFi was not available during this flight.

When flying Business (or First) Class with Emirates, you also get complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers.

The 3 major Middle Eastern carriers (Etihad airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways) are known for their excellent Business Class. However, there are some differences that distinguish one from another. The noteworthy differences include the complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers offered by Etihad and Emirates offer but not by Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways offers pyjamas on overnight medium- and long-haul flights, while Etihad and Emirates only offer them in First Class. Qatar Airways and Emirates offer duvets on medium-haul flights (to increase sleeping comfort), while Etihad only offers them on longhaul flights.

You can read more of my Emirates Business Class and Emirates First Class flight reviews and my comparison between Emirates vs Etihad vs Qatar Airways: the best airline in the Middle East.

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