Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Feb 2014
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Lufthansa - Miles & More
Member since 06 Jan 2018
Total posts 1
Currently the new EK 777-300ER business class is only available on select routes to Europe (I believe Brussels and Geneva at this point in time).
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
Brussels and Geneva at this point. Potentially Chicago/Perth in the future. BNE will not get the refurbished J class at this time, instead the not-so-good J class (compared to A380).
Thanks for the reply guys!
Member since 10 Aug 2015
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I don’t know where you got that from. Emirates have said that’s Perth and Brisbane will likely be given the new business class in the next year.
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 91
I've flown Emirates Business class many times to many destinations and they have never disappointed. Sure some planes were older than others but with the service, food and drink always enjoyable. I'm sure you will too.
Member since 30 Jul 2015
Total posts 9
I'm sure you will be fine, otherwise its nothing to just hop down to SYD and take EK from there.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 186
Why on earth would you bother flying J class with EK when SQ have a far superior J class in every respect.
Definitely would of booked SQ If there was award space available, really miss flying onboard that particular airline. Haven't flown them since 2013 as I have been keeping my loyalty between O.W. partners.
Fair enough. Recently flew HKG-YVR with CX J class on their A350 and it was truly fantastic. So quiet and spacious. Apart from SQ it's the best I have ever had, can't wait to try the SQ A350.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,115
A few notes here: Emirates has had its 'newer' business class on a number of Boeing 777s since early last year. You don't need to be on a plane with the new first class to have the new business class.(Emirates made a couple of cosmetic tweaks to its newest Boeing 777s which also have the new first class cabin, but there are still other 777s in Emirates' fleet with the newer style fully-flat 2-3-2 seats.)Re: Brisbane and the newest Boeing 777s (new first and new business), Emirates President Sir Tim Clark told me personally in an interview (which is what often gets quoted) that both Brisbane and Perth were possibilities when I asked about Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide (so, you can read that as Adelaide not being a priority, sorry Adelaide!), with Chicago a possibility too. :)
Member since 13 Jan 2015
Total posts 80
Having just tried SQ A350 in row 11 I found the seat noticeably more comfortable than row 11 in their 77Ws. The A350 has a increased recline vs the 77W and also I found the padding slightly better. The seat in the A350 is slightly narrower but the pitch is slightly increased as I was able to stretch out a bit further.
Member since 17 Aug 2017
Total posts 4
Looking at the planes flying the BNE-DXB route, it seems plenty have the new Business - A6-EPV and newer 777-300ER. None with the new F, but definitely plenty with the updated J.
Edit - I know OP is referring to BNE-SIN, but it does seem that BNE is getting them in some respects.
Member since 18 Jul 2017
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Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus
Member since 17 Sep 2017
Total posts 26
Its weird because since Emirates launched a new 777 business class product at ITB Berlin back in 2016, I haven't heard of many planes having it. Its also a shame that only new planes will feature the updated product and those will be about a few more than 10 by the end of 2019. I think Emirates' 777 business class is underrated though. I know many travelers don't appreciate the layout of 2-3-2 but there are many advantages to this. Firstly, the pitch is amazing. There are no footrest/ottoman restrictions. You can move your feet and bend your knees any which way unobstructed. And the seats look EXTREMELY soft and comfy. So personal space may be limited, and you may find yourself climbing over someones legs or having the same done to you to reach the aisle, but at the end of the day it only happens 3-4 times during a long haul flight, when one might need to visit the lavatory. So, I would say Emirates' current 777 business can compete with the likes of US carriers, Qatar, ANA, Etihad and even Singapore Airlines.
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