Emirates

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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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3/10

"no footrests makes it even worse"

(Canada)

Terrible experience flying from DXB into JFK. They need to re-work their seating configuration or their seating dimensions. No footrests makes it even worse.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-200ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"seats are far too cramped"

(Saudi Arabia)

The seats are far too cramped for my liking and seat configuration on long-haul flights is terrible.. Like most other reviewers I would say they should put the foot rest back! Also the seats could be a little softer!
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
7/10

"the seat cushions are quite firm"

(United Kingdom)

Economy seat at back of cabin where layout is 2x4x2. I am over 1.9m tall and had no problem on the flight from LHR to DXB. If there was a criticism it was that the seat cushions are quite firm.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
8/10

"wide and comfortable seat"

(Sweden)

Wide and comfortable seat. For a 1.86 tall person like me it's usually a must to get exit or bulkhead seat but on the A380 it felt good even on a normal seat.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"the most uncomfortable seat"

(New Zealand)

Has to be the most uncomfortable seat I have ever sat in on a plane. Looking at other reviews it appears that the removal of foot rests is the cause of the problem. Inflight entertainment system was excellent.
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
2/10

"terribly uncomfortable seat"

(United Kingdom)

Terribly uncomfortable seat. The airline has taken out the footrests for which the seat was designed. The result is that your feet hang in mid air in any position except bolt upright. Trying to doze is rewarded by pain in the backs of your thighs from the pressure from the seat. Avoid at all costs
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA340
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"the most uncomfortable of any airline"

(New Zealand)

I've flown Emirates for many years now and I'm just about to switch allegiances. My work demands I travel extensively on long haul every year (last year 13 return flights from NZ to the Middle East Asia and the US) and the recent decision by Emirates to remove the seat rests has now made the seats the most uncomfortable of any airline I travel with. I can't over-emphasize how uncomfortable these seats are (I'm 5'10").
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
4/10

"reduces a lot of seat comfort"

(Greece)

The problem starts with the 3-4-3 seat configuration in all B777's by adding an extra seat to the normal 3-3-3 configuration. That reduces a lot of seat comfort and legroom. If the flight is 7 or 8 hours then you have a big problem. By the end of the flight you feel so tired and your feet pain for at least two days.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no