Emirates 777 planes are getting a makeover


The First Class cabin on some of the Emirates 777 services is about to get a whole lot, erm, classier.

Yes we know, we’re a few air miles short of the upgrade too. The particularly great news for everyone, including us card-carrying coach class customers, is that all of the cabin-classes are being enhanced in some way.

It’s the First Class changes that are the most eye-catching. Back in 2003, the airline was the first commercial outfit in the industry to introduce private suites in to a cabin of one if its aircraft types. This new announcement, sees the popular 777s being given the suite treatment.

The brand new Mercedes Benz-designed 40-square feet suites boast an impressive range of features. With ‘zero-gravity’ NASA-inspired lie-flat beds, ‘virtual windows’ giving views to passengers in the middle aisle a for the first time. Room-service comes via video conferencing software on the entertainment system.


So what is happening to our economy cabins? 

There’s been a comprehensive cosmetic face-lift to the galleys and washrooms, the already award-winning entertainment system has been given an update and the seats have adjustable leather head rests. Nice.

In an effort to overhaul your long and short haul experience, the lighting concept has been tweaked and the ceiling panels and wall texturing also improved.

What’s the Mercedes Benz tie-in? 

Simply put, subtle use of leather and lighting. There is also the fact that the complimentary chauffeur service to and from DXB is served by a fleet of Mercedes S Class.

Love the wide-body Dreamliner aircraft?

Good news, they’ve got more of those on order too. 40 to be exact. An order placed at the opening of the 2017 Dubai Airshow (12th November) has secured a new complement of the revolutionary aircraft to the Emirates fleet.

Now, about those air miles…

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