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For what it counts, with emirates, their average fleet age across their 777s is 6.5 Years, their oldest being delivered in '99.
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They also operate their flagship A380 on this route, so you can't really say that they're neglecting Melbourne.
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FYI, from April: Emirates goes all-A380 on Melbourne-Dubai flights
I know, unfortunately I'm travelling in August. Poor me sorry, but the 777s they use seem to be their oldest. Not happy about the seats in J but its a very 1st world problem
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777 is a good craft but very noisy compared to the 380
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I recently flew from Perth to Dubai and the Emirates 777 in Business and found the seat to be perfectly comfortable. You are right that it is not completely flat but there was plenty of space around the seat and I found the angle to be minimal. I had a really good sleep on the flight.
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I've flown on both the 777 and A380 in business class on Emirates.
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It's worth noting that all of EK's 777-300ERs have angle-flat beds in business class until they start introducing their new business class product (later this year I think??)There's also a few 777-300s (non ER) in the EK fleet although I don't believe that they fly to Australia (I've got one booked between Cairo and Dubai later this year).
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