Emirates 777 business class vs QF A380 to Europe.....

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AGoldring

QFF

Member since 13 Feb 2016

Total posts 40

Hi, 

I've been booked on an Emirates flight to Europe in Business Class on their 777 - 300er. I've not travelled with EK, but when booking I was advised that the seats were lie flat. After reading reviews, I've discovered this is not the case. I find the 777 a noisy aircraft, and can change to QF A380 but wanted to see if the angled seats on EK are worth suffering through? 

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ajstubbs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

They're angled lie flat, although this is changing with their new fit-outs, and they're in a 2-3-2 configuration. A380 every time. If you get a QF bed that sags a bit, a cabin bag under the end of it will fix it.

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

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Nobody is going to suggest EK over QF in this instance. Why would anyone want an angled flat over a fully flat? 

RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

Total posts 92

Alright Russell, I'll bite!


Emirates does have angled lie flat beds on the 777s, but they're not the same type of angles lie flat as say, the old Skybed 1s.  Instead, the emirates seat does not go 100% flat in the upper body seat, while the seat/ legs are pretty much 180.  Compare this to the sagging QF seats which are in essence the opposite, and the Emirates ones may actually be preferable.


EK has a slight edge on food in my opinion as well.  Not saying it's definitely better, but if switching is going to cost a great deal of cash and you can't switch to one of the million better options to Europe (I highly rate Qatar), you may as well stay on EK.


Plus there's always the chance you get the new fully flat seat anyway, which would definitely be better than QF I think

Last editedby RealKid at Apr 23, 2017, 03:14 PM.

bl812

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 11 Mar 2015

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how can you even contemplate to compare these 2 product?like apple to a pear-should compare the 380-s for both .The EK business class on 380 is superior to QF 

if they upgrade all 777 EK will beat QF too

gsx

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Aug 2015

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QF definitely, flat bed and PJ's which EK don't have in business

AGoldring

QFF

Member since 13 Feb 2016

Total posts 40

In reality, I wasn't very clear on my question to the group. The option to change to a QF A380 via LHR will add 5 hours to the journey and cost another $800. I didn't mind the money, but really wanted to sense check my 'very 1st world problem' with the group. The other thing is that my travelling partner is on EK in 1st...no real problem here as we will both arrive into BCN within an hour of each other. 


QF is known and trusted for me, EK is both unknown and a little concerning re the cramped nature of the cabin. I'm sure I will manage with either option. The second leg Dubai to Barcelona is on a EK A380 so that flight will be fine. 

Thanks for the responses guys....appreciate the effort.

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 219

So to change to QF will cost you an extra $800 and add 5 hours to the trip? No way is that a good deal. Stick with EK and just pick a good seat. (The window seats behind the bulkheads give direct aisle access and are VERY private.)

Greg84

Member since 03 Nov 2014

Total posts 127

The Emirates business product it fine - certainly wouldn't pay $800 extra to fly Qantas A380 as per John. Enjoy your trip!

gapmatt

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Jan 2017

Total posts 14

Would suggest the A380 over the 777, but when you mention $800, I wouldn't pay the extra difference. The Emirates product is still comfortable

gapmatt

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Member since 06 Jan 2017

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Plus there's always the chance you get the new fully flat seat anyway, which would definitely be better than QF I think

Last edited by RealKid at Apr 23, 2017, 03.14 PM.

I was under the knowledge that the the new fully flat business class seats are only coming on the new boeing 777x and won't be retrofitted onto existing flights. 777X is due 2020.

are there new biz class seats coming prior that I don't know of?

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