It’s not a silly claim as I’ve seen the seat plan and the photos. Plus what other explanation is there for having a business class seat that is, by Emirates own admission, only the same width as a standard A380 economy seat?
The fact that they squeeze in 8 across in the same cabin width that other airlines only put 7, 6 or even just 4 seats across, means that the seat can be longer and have direct aisle access. When I get the chance I will be trying Emirates business to prove to my own eyes what clearly seems to be evident.
BA needs to introduce a completely new business seat, all forward facing and direct aisle access. I think we can all agree on that, apart from VK.