Emirates announces Dubai-Auckland flights

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wilsoni Banned

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SeatGuru says the J seats are fully lie flat.

eminere

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Unless EK has specifically refurbished the B77Ls used for this route all business seats on their fleet of B777s are angled lie-flat. I would take what SeatGuru says with a large pinch of salt.

eminere

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Addendum: Their business seats on long-haul configured B777s are angled lie-flat.

aklrunway

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Curious to know why Aus BT don't report on this for their readers across the ditch but report on Swiss potentially introducing phone calls...

Chris Chamberlin

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That'd be because this, for whatever reason, was announced by Emirates at around 1am Sydney time (and 4am Auckland time) when we and most Australians are asleep. At 10am we published a story after speaking with Emirates: Emirates to fly Auckland-Dubai non-stop

Re: Swiss: the airline is a Star Alliance member, a Singapore Airlines joint venture partner for flights to Australia and is launching something relatively new and somewhat controversial, the combination of which makes it also newsworthy.

sgb

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Shame it's on a 777

SteveCF

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This order isn't a done deal, 10% of the manufacturing/parts are from the U.S.A. And further trade negotiations are required, and you'll see a similar order on Boeing as well.

 

But really, who would want to fly Iran air? That will require one serious marketing campaign!

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Oops, commented on the wrong thread!

TomGoddardd

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ME3 taking over the world... Might be an ME4 after IR order with Airbus and Possibly with Boeing!!!

TheRealBabushka

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Iran (Persia) has clout, history and culture without having to go out of its way to make a name for itself. It doesn't need to enter this stupid race.

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Update: as at August 2015 EK 772LR business seats were definitely "old business" angled. Probably still are, in which case SeatGuru is wrong and eminere is right. 

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