Member since 13 Feb 2016
Total posts 40
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?
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.
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 196
Nobody is going to suggest EK over QF in this instance. Why would anyone want an angled flat over a fully flat?
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
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 11 Mar 2015
Total posts 9
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
Member since 14 Aug 2015
Total posts 14
QF definitely, flat bed and PJ's which EK don't have in business
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.
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.)
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!
Member since 06 Jan 2017
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
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Emirates 777 business class vs QF A380 to Europe.....
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox