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ADVICE : 22 best seats on Emirates B777

No matter, if the next flight is your first, or just the latest. Flying isn’t splendid experience anymore and economy class flying can be a very tense experience.

It’s important to plan ahead and get the best seat to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Nearly 45 million of us were flying on-board of Emirates aircrafts in the past year. You can visit more than 150 destinations in 80 countries with an easy transfer via DXB airport.

In this post, we will be having a closer look at Boeing 777.

As a frequent flyer, I have “tested & verified” all different aircrafts and seats to help you choose the most suitable seat on your next journey.

Note, that the perfect economy seat doesn’t exist and I am just trying to suggest the best seat possible and describe the good/bad for each selection.


Emirates has 3 different types of passenger airplanes in it’s fleet :

  • A330 -18 aircrafts ( up to 278 passengers )
  • B777  -135 aircrafts ( up to 442 passengers )
  • A380 – 67 aircrafts ( up to 617 passengers )

The best seats on the Emirates B777 aircraft.

Configuration 3-4-3 gives doesn’t give much choice for a good seat, but the rear of the aircraft offers some surprisingly good options.

Why is this aircraft good : 

  • backbone of Emirates fleet
  • well serviced, efficient and safe
  • good “ICE” entertainment system with touch screen + “nose” camera
  • Wi-Fi on most of B777-300 ER (ER=extended range )

Not so good : 

  • crammed feeling
  • seats aren’t too comfortable
  • seat pitch 32″ of is not enough for flights over 6 hours.

The Best seats : 

Last Rows ±35-50 A/B & J/K  last 3-4 rows / 6-8 seats are the only “twosome” seats on both sides.

  • NOTE that there is 6 types of Emirates B777’s but all of them have 2 seats at the rear so check once you book you flight.

Why ? :

  • row 35 (777-200) or 46 (777-300) are the BEST from all double seats.
  • only double seats on the airplane ( no middle seat )
  • privacy feel
  • sense of space
  • close to the back galley for refreshments
  • great for couples
  • no TV box under seat in front of you
  • usually less passengers in rear of the aircraft
  • unobstructed views

Not so good  :

  • last one to disembark ( not good if you have tight connection )
  • more turbulence at the back of the plane
  • engine noise
  • difficult to lean against the wall due the gap

2nd Option :

Row 26  ( 6 Emergency Exit Seats on left / right side – row vary by aircraft, so CHECK ! )

Why ?:

  • unlimited leg room
  • window or aisle seat
  • sense of space
  • one of the first to disembark

Not so good :

  • TV must be stowed during take off / landing
  • close to bathroom and bassinet area ( noise )
  • gets cold due to emergency door proximity
  • seats are narrower due to folding table in the armrest
  • no pocket for personal belongings
  • you cannot book them in advance and only available at the check-in, so get there early !

Business class :

It’s worth to upgrade for a flights over 8 hours, especially during “red eye” flights.


First Class :

If you like to spoil yourself 🙂


Don’t forget :

  • adapter for earphones
  • lower back cushion for more comfortable journey
  • get on the plane early to assure space in the overhead bin as they get full very quick
  • ear plugs or invest into a good pair of noise cancelling earphones. Bose are the best.
  • scarf and eye mask
  • select your seat during booking and check-in as soon as you can to assure your desired seat. Emirates now offers check-in 48 hours prior the scheduled departure !
  • check few days before departure if your seat wasn’t swapped due to change of the aircraft !
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