Emirates for a long time has insisted on putting 2-3-2/Seven across (two seats on the left, three seats in the middle and two seats on the right) in it Business Class product.
Well things are changing aboard their Boeing 777-200LR fleet, with the introduction of 2-2-2 seating – six across seating.
The refit – which affects ten aircraft, will change the seat counts on the plane, converting it to a two-class plane with 38 Business Class Seats and 264 Economy Class seats (vs 8 First Suites, 42 Business Class seats and 216 Economy Class seats).
The business class seats are 2″ wider than the newest version of the Emirates Business Class product, pitched a 72″ to allow a full-flat bed.
The seats also feature a 23″ IFE System screen, touchscreen controls for the seat,, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest and a personal mini-bar.
The cabin itself will feel wider with the removal of the centre overhead bins.
A new feature for the 777-200LR will be the installation of a social area/mini lounge – which allows passengers to help themselves to snacks and drinks in-flight – very much a talking point for the new configuration.
For those in economy, there’s a spring clean with the latest colour palette applied. The refresh will still feature a tight 3-4-3 product in the back of the plane, with usual IFE screen Emirates use on their planes
The refitted plane will see service initially between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale – with it flying from tomorrow (6th March 2018)
For those up the front of the plane, a wider seat is always welcome. For some of the missions this plane will do, the comfort will be welcome up front.
Down in back… keep comfy – it’s going to be as tight as ever.
Meanwhile, the bulk of the Emirates Boeing fleet – the 777-300ER will still maintain the annoying middle seat in business class…
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