We have reviewed a number of flights on the Emirates Boeing 777 in Business Class. Emirates’ Boeing 777 Business Class is excellent but its 2-3-2 layout is inferior to Business Class on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet. Business Class on the A380 features direct aisle access for all passengers and brilliant bar on the upper deck. Read my latest review of Emirates’ A380 Business Class to see more.
Emirates Chauffeur Service
If you flying Business (or First) Class with Emirates you get complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers. This has value into the hundreds of pounds so make sure you take the transfers into account when you calculate the cost of the flight. Emirates will drive you to and from the airport at both ends of your journey. Chauffeur-drive must be requested online, up to 48 hours prior to your flight.
If the Chauffeur-drive service requested exceeds the mileage limits specified for that city, passengers must pay for the excess mileage at locally applicable rates. For London Heathrow and London Gatwick, the mileage limit is 70m. I am located 93 miles from Heathrow so always have to pay excess mileage.
Of note: Effective 1 March 2019, new Chauffeur-drive service reservations are not available in conjunction with Skywards Business and First Class Classic Rewards and Economy to Business Class Upgrades. It is also NOT available on reward tickets booked via Emirates Skywards airline partners for travel on Emirates.
Emirates has the largest Boeing 777 & Airbus A380 fleet in the world. Emirates has 165 Boeing 777s in its fleet, one of the most popular and advanced wide-bodied aircraft in commercial operation today. It also has a further 164 B777s on firm order, including 150 of the next generation Boeing 777x aircraft. Emirates is the only airline that operates all the variants of the B777 aircraft. Today, Emirates operates the Boeing 777 to over 140 cities on six continents from its hub in Dubai.
The layout of Emirates’ new B777-300ER Business Class cabin is identical to the carrier’s old Business Class product. The seats are still arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration, which means that not everyone has direct aisle access. Passengers in the centre and window seats will have to climb over their neighbour’s legs to reach the aisle.
If you are travelling with a group of friends or family this layout isn’t too bad as you won’t mind being close to and climbing over your friends. In comparison: Emirates’ A380 aircraft feature a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, which is much better for solo travellers and overall a much better design.
Refurbished Boeing 777 Planes
Of note, Emirates is also in the process of refurbishing its B777-200LR aircraft (used for its longest B777 routes) with a 2-2-2 layout (instead of 2-3-2 abreast). Privacy, personalised service and glamour tipify Emirates’ cabins and Emirates recently upgraded the onboard Lounge/Bar on its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft where you can stretch your legs and mingle with other fliers.
If you travel through the Emirates hub in Dubai airport you will be given access to their Business Class lounge. I have reviewed and shared pictures of the Emirates Business Class Lounge at Dubai Airport. I have also reviewed the Emirates First Class suites.
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Below you will find my most recent flight reviews on Emirates Boeing 777 in Business Class:
In October 2018, I flew Emirates Boeing 777-300ER featuring the carrier’s newest Business Class seats from Brussels (BRU) to Dubai (DXB). Read More.
On Friday, December 1st 2017, the Luxury Travel Expert was invited to experience the new and insane First Class Suites on Emirates. If you can’t quite stretch to this Business Class seat, you might want to consider flying away with… Read More.
In October 2016 I flew Emirates business class from London Heathrow to Cape Town via Dubai. The first leg of the journey from London Heathrow to Dubai was on an A380 and the second leg from Dubai to Cape Town… Read More.
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… Read More.