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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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2/10

"the worst flight I've ever flown"

(United States)

Dubai to Kuala Lumpur and had never seen a B777 with 3x4x3 configuration in economy class. It was without a doubt the worst flight I've ever flown as far as comfort. The flight was about 6 hours long. I thought Emirates was a top class airline. I was disappointed that they preferred to pack people in rather than aim for the comfort of its passengers. I requested an aisle seat and even the trolleys could hardly manage to make it through the aisles. Everyone had to walk sideways. I was hit and jostled constantly by people coming through (they could not help it). I am 1m73 and felt the seat already on my knees. When the person reclined it was even more uncomfortable. I spent most of the flight standing up rather than sitting in that uncomfortable seat. To make matters worse there was the video for the row in front of me on the floor where I should have been able to put my feet (the row in front was the exit row) so I could not even fully extend my legs! This was the first time and I hope the last time to fly Emirates.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"unimpressed with the width"

(Australia)

We deliberately chose seats at the rear of the plane (47A/B) so we had more aisle space but we were unimpressed with the width of the seat the unforgivable lack of a footrest and the hardness of the seat. We are not seasoned travellers by any means but we expect a lot better than we got. We won't be using Emirates again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"seat was comfortable enough"

(Indonesia)

The seat was comfortable enough at least more comfortable than that of Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
8/10

"A380 is not perfect"

(United Kingdom)

I prefer seats in the 777-300ER as I find them to be softer than the A380 and don't require the extra width offered on the bigger plane. A380 is not perfect but sitting anywhere for 14 hours isn't going to be a great experience. The best seats are at the back of A380 ideally the row ahead of the crew sleeping section as they can be reclined without inconveniencing those behind you close proximity to the single rear toilet - if you're bored the crew often congregate at the rear and up for a chat.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380-800
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
8/10

"found seats on A380 comfortable"

(Slovakia)

I am 186 cm tall and found seats on A380 comfortable. Leg room is bigger compared to other Emirates aircraft and seat width is ok.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
8/10

"seats are wider better legroom"

(United Kingdom)

Although seating is still 3-4-3 in the new A380’s the seats are wider better legroom and superior than B777-300ER aircraft in their fleet.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
2/10

"seats were horrible"

(Australia)

The seats were horrible because when you recline the seats rises up and leave your feet dangling without a footrest. I complained to the flight-attendant and she told me yes she also finds it very uncomfortable as they took out all the footrests. For long haul flights you will get cramp and leg soreness without footrest. I will never fly Emirates again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"the most uncomfortable seat"

(United Kingdom)

This was the most uncomfortable seat I have ever encountered on an aircraft the seat itself was ok but as there was no footrest my feet did not touch the ground so I had to plie up cushions and wrap them in the blanket to put under my feet this was not ideal as the pains in my legs and feet spoiled the first few days of our holiday.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA340-500
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"felt cramped like sardines"

(United Kingdom)

Appalled at the 3x4x3 configuration in Economy class flying from Dubai to Perth. Felt cramped like sardines and claustrophobic and one of the most uncomfortable flights I've ever taken. Other passengers commented on poor conditions. I will not fly them again. Most other airlines would only have a 3x3x3 config in Economy on this type of aircraft or similar.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-200
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"10 abreast seating in Y class"

(Saudi Arabia)

I think it's pretty poor for a non-charter airline to have 10 abreast seating in Y class on a 777. Even Saudia has now taken the cheap move of adding an extra seat in the 777 Y cabin!
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no