Class rating 6.9
- Boarding 6.8
- Seat for sitting 6.5
- Seat for sleeping 4.9
- Service 6.1
- Entertainment 8.1
- Food & drink 6.8
- Punctuality 7.5
- Baggage 7.7
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
- A340-500 - 7.1
- A340-300 - 8.2
- B777-200 (three-class) - 7.2
- A330-200 (two-class) - 7.3
- B777-300ER (three-class) - 8.3
- B777-300ER (two-class) - 7.6
- B777-200LR (three-class) - 7.0
- A380 (Config. 1) - 8.0
- A330-200 (three-class) - 7.0
- B777-200 (two-class) - 8.1
- B777-300 (three-class) - 7.2
- A380 (Config. 2) - 7.1
- B777-300ER (three-class with suites) - 6.7
Emirates has several different economy products in its fleet with differing seat pitch, width and configurations. All have individual seat back TVs and phones. Newer aircraft offer 10.6" video screens with a USB connection so that you can view pictures and videos from your laptop.
Airbus A330 aircraft have the least amount of legroom, with 31 inches. Airbus A340-300s offer just under 32 inches, while the long-range A340-500, used on Australia services, is mainly just under 32 inches but with some seats offering 33.8 inches. The A380 ranges from just under 32 inches to 33 inches.
The Boeing fleet also varies. Boeing 777-200s offer 33 inches, but, inexplicably, the LR or Long Range version of this aircraft gives only just under 32 inches as do 777-300s that have recently joined the fleet, while older 777-300s offer 33 inches.
Confusingly, Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft have a pitch of just under 32 inches to just under 34 inches as do the 777-300ULR (Ultra Long Range) fleet.
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NBO to DXB Slow check in at Nairobi - took 15 mins to get into the terminal through the X-ray. Checked in and it took another 20 mins through passport control. The airport has recently automated the departure system (using fingerprints instead of paper forms) but this takes about 3 times as long (not the fault of EK perhaps but they didn't seem to be doing much to... more
DXB - LGW return flight. Check in - few people in the check in area at 2pm and I was checked in and through immigration to the lounge in about 20mins. Lounge - the EK lounges are excellent. The kitchens are all glass so you can see the cleanliness levels. Great food. Good selection of papers but few magazines. Boarding - bit of a shambles. Told in lounge that... more