Emirates Boeing B777 300ER three class seat review by Jeremy Little #26358

2013-04-03
3 of 5
0 Helpful votes
Seat 46K
From Washington, DC-Washington Dulles International (IAD)
To Dubai-Dubai (DXB)
Detailed ratings
Legroom 4 of 5
Seat width 2 of 5
Seat recline 2 of 5
Entertainment 4 of 5
Food & drink 3 of 5
Service 3 of 5
Flew IAD-DXB in 28A, and then DXB-IAD in 46K. The reviews you will read about the 2x4x2 section at the very rear of the aircraft are true. 46K had more legroom, space between the seat and the window, and an overall feeling of a bit more privacy. The cons to 46K are that the armrest between 46J and K is a permanent one that cannot be raised or lowered. This might have eaten into the already slim seat width a bit, but it did not bother me being 5'8" and average size. Another con to being at the very back of the plane is that it takes a long time to deplane, and they were out of the meal I wanted by the time they got to me.

28A was just fine, but only because there was no one in the middle seat next to me. Originally there was, and after the doors we closed, the FA came and found him an aisle seat to move to. Before he moved, however, I was already sore from leaning against the window just so our shoulders wouldn't touch. Had he stayed there the entire 13.5 hr flight, that would have been terrible.

The 3x4x3 layout overall is a bad idea for passenger comfort. Not only are the seats shoulder-touchingly narrow, but the other comments you've read about the aisle width are very true. I had to sidestep down the aisles to try and avoid bumping other passengers. And at meal/drink service time? Forget it.

I did not have a problem with the lack of a footrest as some have commented. Sure, it would have been nice to have, but my feet touched the floor just fine and I'm 5'8". If this is a problem for you, I'd suggest using your carry on or, as I read in a different forum, bring a beach ball with you. When not inflated, it takes up almost no room, it costs $1, and if you partially inflate it, it won't roll and makes a good makeshift footrest.
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