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  • BPP
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    I note that Emirates have EK384 and EK376 DOH-BKK with only 30 minutes between them.
    Any body tell me if there is any difference in the Business Class seat and layout?
    I have a trip in March with the option of either.
    Thanks in advance.
    BPP


    Swissdiver
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    I note that Emirates have EK384 and EK376 DOH-BKK with only 30 minutes between them.
    Any body tell me if there is any difference in the Business Class seat and layout?
    I have a trip in March with the option of either.
    Thanks in advance.
    BPP

    EK flies up to 7 lorries per day to BKK… The three classes ones offer the same crappy business class seat. If you are alone, choose window (A or J) or you’ll will end up on the very narrow aisle. I did fly on the two classes, thankfully (as it carries over 600 pax!) so can’t talk about it.


    TominScotland
    Participant

    If EK are now flying DOH-BKK, then I have missed a major shift in regional political antagonisms…… I think you mean DXB, BPP

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    BPP
    Participant

    Sorry that was a typo, I did mean Dubai. I’ve got so used to Doha with Qatar.
    BPP


    mkcol74
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    I note that Emirates have EK384 and EK376 DOH-BKK with only 30 minutes between them.
    Any body tell me if there is any difference in the Business Class seat and layout?
    I have a trip in March with the option of either.
    Thanks in advance.
    BPP

    A quick Google would have taken you to this site where you can do the research for yourself. Or just used the airline’s own site.


    SimonS1
    Participant

    Seat Guru is notoriously unreliable.

    But EK website has a good section.

    https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/experience/seating-charts/?aircraft=388lfjy-lower-deck


    BPP
    Participant

    The issue is that I understand that there are two types of seat in J on the Emirates A380.
    It is chance which one is on any particular service or can I assume that the latest seat is now across the fleet?
    BPP


    EU_Flyer
    Participant

    The issue is that I understand that there are two types of seat in J on the Emirates A380.

    The EK A380 J seats are the same more or less. Some newer than others.

    The 777s have different J configs. Some are 2-2-2, others 2-3-2.

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    sailandfly
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    Hi BPP,

    article is from Jan 2019 and somewhere in the middle there is a business seats review:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.luxurytraveldiary.com/2019/01/business-class-on-emirates-a380-reviews-the-best-seats/amp/

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    BPP

    traveldoc1
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    All EK A380s have the same (v good) seat (and go for Rows A or K – not J as one contributor wrote).A and K rows have a slightly longer seat when reclined. The numbering system reveals whether it’s a two class or a three class. Three class start at Row 7 A+K (though have 6D+G); Two Class start at Rows 6A and K

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    Suitdude77
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    Boggles the mind why anybody would waste their $$ on the hopelessly outdated EK 777 Biz Class. EK markets itself as a premium carrier, but even with its refurbished Biz on 777 aircraft, its 2-2-2 configuration is antiquated. Lost opportunity to provide a true benchmark Biz product, especially when so many of its competitors offer reverse herringbone, etc with direct aisle access. Even crappy BA has upped its game with the new Club suite on its A350 planes.

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    SimonS1
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    Let’s see now. Would I choose BA which has two or three aircraft with the new configuration, or EK where all seats apart from the middle one on the old 777s have direct aisle access.

    Returning to the topic of the thread, the seating on the A380 is light years ahead of anything you will get on BA, as is the bar, priority baggage, chauffeur to/from the airport etc etc.

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    Swissdiver
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    Let’s see now. Would I choose BA which has two or three aircraft with the new configuration, or EK where all seats apart from the middle one on the old 777s have direct aisle access.

    Returning to the topic of the thread, the seating on the A380 is light years ahead of anything you will get on BA, as is the bar, priority baggage, chauffeur to/from the airport etc etc.

    Excepted the EK business class seat can be as narrow as WTP’s on BA: 18″5. BA old CW is 20″ wide while the new one is 27″. I don’t care paying for a driver if I can have a decent seat, something EK certainly doesn’t provide!


    SimonS1
    Participant

    Let’s see now. Would I choose BA which has two or three aircraft with the new configuration, or EK where all seats apart from the middle one on the old 777s have direct aisle access.

    Returning to the topic of the thread, the seating on the A380 is light years ahead of anything you will get on BA, as is the bar, priority baggage, chauffeur to/from the airport etc etc.

    Excepted the EK business class seat can be as narrow as WTP’s on BA: 18″5. BA old CW is 20″ wide while the new one is 27″. I don’t care paying for a driver if I can have a decent seat, something EK certainly doesn’t provide!

    Each to their own then. 18.5 inches is fine for me on the A380 configuration..I much prefer the 1-2-1 to the BA stepover class.

    By the way most reviews have the new BA seat as 21 wide….not 27.

    Suite Escape: A Review of British Airways’ Club Suite on the A350 From London to Dubai

    British Airways Reveals Stunning New Business Class Suites


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6821605/British-Airways-unveils-new-business-class-club-suite-roll-Airbus-A350.html

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