When it comes to Emirates A380 vs. Emirates Boeing 777 in Business Class, I always chose the A380, and here’s why.
A380 Seats Have Direct Aisle Access, B777 Don’t
Only the seats on the Emirates A380 in Business Class have direct aisle access. The Business Class seats on the older Boeing 777’s are only angled seats, not even flat! Brand new 777 planes will get a brand new lie-flat Business Class seat with a pitch of 72 inches in a seven across, 2-3-2 arrangement. Lie-flat is great. The lack of direct aisle access remains a problem, plus the seats are thin.
Do not be fooled by the positive publicity which has resulted from their impressive First Class Suite & seats. Business Class is not First Class, and Emirates has not been concentrating on improving their Business Class product. The bottom line, their Boeing 777 Business Class seats don’t have direct aisle access. Unfortunately, Emirates has more Boeing 777s than A380s, so you are more likely to fly on one of these!
The Emirates Business Class seat is not as good as all of American Airlines Business Class products (with the exception of the international Boeing 757) or United Polaris (with the new seat). Air France’s Boeing 777 seat is also better, as is Business Class on Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, and Etihad.
The Snack Bar On The New 777
A snack bar is good, right? Not if you are sitting anywhere near it! Any seats near their self-service snack bar (pictured above) are definitely the worst ones to choose as passengers may stand about here rustling and talking. This means that you won’t get sleep and that there will be a lot of “bad” seat choices on this aircraft. The best seats are those far away from the bar.
The best seats are the middle seats, as they avoid having to climb over anyone, and you will not have anyone climb over you. It is worth reading all my Emirates Business Class flight reviews to compare what you will experience on each airline and plane type.
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