Airplane Airbus A380-800 (388) Three Class v1 Emirates has 3 classes on board with total of 489 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||86 - 78||23||1 - 4||14|
|business||48 - 70||18.5||6 - 26||76|
|economy||32 - 34||18||43 - 88||399|
This is a great seat in the business section. Far enough forward of the bar area that I didn't hear any noise at all. It is behind a bulkhead which houses a coat closet. A little busy during boarding, but no one uses the closet once airborne. This bulkhead, combined with a divider between the seat and the aisle, makes for a very private area. Overall, seat was comfortable, with a great selection of entertainment. There are two windows at this seat. You're seated just behind the wing, so your view is about half wing and half ground.
The seat has a double window
My son and I just flew round trip between JFK and Dubai, both times in 23E and F, and we were extremely happy with these seats. They are in the smaller rear business class section, which is both quieter and nearer the lavs so less of a hike. At the same time, they are in the front of this cabin, so noise from the bar does not really carry. This row also has the storage areas towards the aisle, so there is no bother from flight attendants or passengers in the front business section passing through on their way to the bar or lavs. I especially recommend these seats for a pair traveling together, but the privacy screen between E and F is high enough that I personally wouldn't be bothered as a single either if A and K seats were not available.
I have chosen to sit in 65D now 3 times. I like having close access to the toilet which is not bothersome. Chair still has a good incline, is a disabled seat so arm rest goes up. Temperature/noise comfortable enough to sleep. Im 5ft 7, size UK22, this is one of the most comfortable economy seats I have tried so far.
On the A380, for my family of 4 this is the 'best' most comfortable seats available with great pitch, entertainment and then food (in that order). 3 of us over 6ft so ideal seats. Everything worked as it should from the seats.
Good seat overall. The screen worked fine, though the headphone jack was a bit fiddly. This seat is nice for long flights as it is just far enough from the toilets that you can stretch your legs a bit. Great amount of room for a 5'7 woman of medium build. Nothing too fancy, but was comfortable enough to get me a little bit of sleep between London and Dubai.
The trip was from Brisbane Australia to Dubai in a nutshell A380 Economy seats are the best.
On EK9 Dubai to Gatwick. Not convinced about the seating style, you feel cramped due to excess stuff, but the service and food is fabulous.
Has a very nice view of the engines while still being able to see what's on the ground. The noise from the engines could become quite bothersome. The seat is quite close to the galley which didn't bother me particularly but it could bother some people.
Dont ever sit in 6D. High traffic and not a lot of space like the other seats. Good if you have a baby though
First time travel I(travelled business class) in in A380. I found the plane very well appointed with excellent facilities provided for the pax at the seats. The entertaiment system was very nice with large tv screen. The bar at the end of the plane was a great feature and was a unique feature.
It was very clean and confortable, for me because I have 115 kilograms and my high is 190cm.The staff was very nice.
People travelling with babies are usually seated next to 53C because the cribs can be used. This means you are seated next to crying babies. Also the serving area is just in front so if the curtain is not closed properly you will get the light in your eyes most of the flight.
Standard seat with good recline, fairly comfortable and reasonable space surrounding.
This row is a little bit decentered from the others in front (just a couple of centimeters). This means that every time a flight attendant pass in the corridor, it may hit the seat.
Emirates charge extra to pre-book seats, don't bother as the bulk head seats etc are not avaiable for pre-booking and allocated on need so you might score one. Our seats were one of the worst ever - adjacent to galley, behind parents with noisy kids, subject to heavy passing traffic.
I sat in this seat for 14 hours from Sydney to Dubai. I paid extra for it (about $150 US dollars more). The pros: The legroom is great. We were able to bring out bags down from the overhead (after takeoff) and setup a little campsite in the space. Its nice to be able to standup and stretch and walk around whenever you feel like it. Despite what others said, we didnt notice the cold at all. The cons: Its true what they say, the galley is LOUD. It doubles as a staff room so I frequently had off-duty crew standing at my feet chatting to the staff inside. This got annoying after a while and I had to ask them to move inside so I could try and sleep But you cant sleep. From the noise, to the people constantly bumping you. This will drive you mad by the 9th hour (why people? WHY? Can you not see me??!!). Hint: I finally figured out if you raise your TV it acts as a barrier so your blind and clumsy co-passengers will hit that instead of you and you can keep sleeping. My wife in 80B didn't have this problem and her sleep was better than mine. Your overhead light is always on because of the galley. So when the rest of the plane is bathed in soothing darkness for sleep, you get the glaring lamp above you 24/7. The narrow seat is a little uncomfortable. Im an average size guy but I got a case of bum-cramp by the end of the 14 hours because I couldnt shift my position enough. VERDICT: The cons even out the pros in my opinion, so dont pay more for this seat. The worst part for me was that flight was only 1/3 full, so I got to look at every other aisle with passengers spread out on 3 seats, sleeping in the quiet dark while I returned to by fluro-lit position next to the gossiping staffroom. Its only worth the money if you know the flight is going to be full or if you're not planning to sleep, otherwise Id take my chances in another seat.
I agree with prior comments about the business class seats being quite comfortable and am only adding some comments about this seat (21A) and (21J) being for travel with an infant. These 2 seats are bassinet seats and I traveled in both with my 8 month old daughter recently. The bassinet is attached to the panel next to the video screen (which is essentially the back of the seat in front of you). The bassinet then sits above all the seats so your baby is quite close to the overhead bin. You have to strap your baby in, else it's quite dangerous as they could roll out and fall several feet onto the floor. The other challenge is that because the baby is so high-up, they're quite close to the lights. My little girl didn't end up sleeping in her bassinet because it was too light - but it did keep her entertained for a bit as she laid there playing with her toys and looking at the lights. So if you want to use a bassinet for sleeping, I'd recommend considering one of the bulkhead bassinet seats first. There is one plus about these seats and that's that there is space behind seats 21D&G (center aisle) and the bulkhead so if you need to stand-up and bounce your baby, there's a convenient spot to stand that doesn't get in the way of other passengers moving around the aisles. The other option is to go to the bar area which also works well as a change of scenery and room to walk around. @Admin - I'm not sure how traveler photos are submitted but I have a photo that shows how the bassinet looks in relation to the seat. Please let me know if there's a way to submit it. Thank you.
The seat was within hearing distance of the kitchen where one of the staff was roughly handling cutlery. However the noise cancelling headsets was fantastic.
Extra leg room is good but be warned, this seat and adjoining 67J is considerably narrower than the standard economy seating making them very uncomfortable and in my opinion not worth the trade-off of extra leg room. Rigid side panels on the chairs may contribute to this problem.