swissair4ever
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EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:33 am

Dear Friends

Could anyone please advise how to know for sure if an EK 77W operated flight will feature the "new" 180 degree flat seats, unveiled almost 2 years ago instead of the angled lie flat?

They have so many different configurations, but I know ULH fights use the 8/42/304 config.

Specifically looking at the EK221/222 DXB DFW DXB rotation

Have all 77W operating ULH flights been refitted and feature that "latest" J product.

Have searched and searched and have not come up with much. HELP!
 
TR
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Re: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:50 am

Unfortunately you cannot be sure - other than chances are very very small. Only the new factory fresh aircraft have the new full flat business seats and I believe Brussels is the only destination currently “guaranteed” the new F, J and Y. From memory no reconfig will be done to older 777s (77L or 77W) so chances are small to actually try the 77W product.

Since the new product 77Ws have the exact same number of J and Y seats, the only way to tell is if F is at only 6 seats. Changes to galley have found the few inches needed for the new J seats.

Cheers
 
migair54
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Re: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:54 am

swissair4ever wrote:
Dear Friends

Have all 77W operating ULH flights been refitted and feature that "latest" J product.

Have searched and searched and have not come up with much. HELP!


No, I don't think any plane will be refitted with the new product.

I think planes with registration A6-EP* and A6-EQ* all have the new business classs, and some of them they also have the new First class suites, currently I think GVA and BRU are the first two destinations with that service.
I am not sure if DFW always have this new planes, but I just check with Flight radar and it seems like most of the time is one of this new planes.

Actually the B77L will get a new 2 class configuration, but I don't know if that will be with the new seats or with the old ones already installed in the B77L fleet, It could be a good opportunity to introduce the new business, specially in planes that will be doing some very long flights like FLL, GRU-SCL.
 
Auchmithie
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Re: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 am

EK221/EK222 has operated with lie flats in J on all days in the past month. The lie flat configurations are 8F/42J/306Y (old First) and 6F/42J/306Y (new First).

08/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPW B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
09/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQE B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
10/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPV B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
11/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQG B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
12/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPY B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
13/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQF B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
14/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPY B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
15/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQF B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
16/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
17/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPV B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
18/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPZ B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
19/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
20/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPZ B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
21/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQC B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
22/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQD B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
23/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
24/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQG B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
25/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPV B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
26/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
27/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQF B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
28/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQD B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
29/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQA B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
30/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQF B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
31/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
01/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQD B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
02/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
03/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPV B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
04/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQD B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
05/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQG B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
06/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
07/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPX B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
08/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQB B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y
09/02/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPY B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y

Courtesy http://theeksource.com
 
swissair4ever
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Re: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:04 pm

Thanks everyone.
To clarify, when I meant the full lie flat J seats, I meant the ones that are still in 2-3-2 configuration, but are NOT angled lie-flat.
Specifically, I was looking to find out about this seat: https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... eat-at-atm , which was launched in 2016, and hoping it is used on all ULH 77W missions.

Could anyone clarify that? Thanks!!

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