Review of Emirates 777 Business Class

Enjoy the privacy and luxury of business class on the Emirates 777.

This overview of business class on the Emirates 777 explores all of the features and perks you can expect from the lounge to the cuisine to the seating. We’ll also compare how it compares to other Emirates business class services to help you weigh up if this is the right business class experience for you.

Pre-flight privileges

Chauffeur service

Start your holiday right with Emirates’ complimentary chauffeur service. Available to Emirates customers flying in first or business class, you can book your own chauffeur to pick you up and drop you off at the airport, taking some of the stress out of going to the airport.

The service is available in over 70 cities, including Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. There are kilometre restrictions placed on some destinations, so it’s important to check this before getting too excited.

Airport lounges

Once your chauffeur has dropped you off, the pre-flight luxury continues with access to Emirates business class lounges. The features will vary depending on which lounge you’re visiting, but most boast complimentary fine cuisine, a range of spirits and wines as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Some lounges also boast shower facilities in case you want to freshen up before you board. You’ll also get a fast track card, which will speed up the immigration process and ensure you board your flight with ease.

Emirates has more than 35 international lounge locations, including lounges in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Emirates business class flyers can also enjoy lounges with partner airlines including Qantas, Air France and Turkish Airlines.

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Frequent flyer perks

In order to earn points with Emirates, you must be part of Emirates Skywards. With this, you are able to earn up to 175% more points by travelling through business class, which will be handy when hoarding points for your next getaway.

Space and seating

The Emirates 777 business class cabin boasts 28 seats which are arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration. Unlike many other business class cabins that offer a 1-2-1 layout, this means that a few passengers don’t have direct access to the aisle seat.

The seats within business class are 198cm long and 52cm wide with finishes reminiscent of what you’d expect in a luxury sports car. Thanks to a shield between seats, you’re guaranteed a little privacy whether you want to get some shut eye, do some work or relax with a movie.

You can also use your touchscreen controller to turn your seat into an angled flat bed. Unlike the business class seats on the Emirates A380, these seats aren’t fully flat beds. However, they still offer enough comfort that you should have no trouble having a comfortable sleep in the air.

Upgrades to Emirates business class cabin

Emirates rolled out new seats in its 777 business class in December 2017, offering a new colour palette of soft greys and blues, full leather headrests and flexible side panels which you can adjust vertically for more support. The seats also move into a fully flat position, come with a personal minibar and have a pitch of 182cm.

Amenities

As you’d expect from business class, you’ll receive an amenity kit when you board the flight. You’ll get a blanket, pillow and set of headphones. You’ll also receive stylish kits that are charcoal grey for men and silver for women. The new indulgence kits include Bvlgari fragrance and skincare essentials such as hand lotion as well as a dental kit, tissues, hairbrush and a mirror. The men’s kit also comes with a shaving kit and deodorant.

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Entertainment

You won’t be strapped for entertainment options when flying in business class on the 777. You can choose from a range of movies, shows and music across 2,500 channels. Each seat is equipped with a 32-inch full-HD LCD touch screen, which also comes with audio descriptions and closed captioning.

If you’re not quite ready to log off, you can also take advantage of in-flight Wi-Fi with 20MB of data for free. You can also use the in-seat satellite phone to stay in touch with family members and take advantage of the onscreen email and SMS services that are available.

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Dining and refreshments

The exact dining options will vary depending on your flight and route, but you’re bound to be satisfied with the dining when you fly business class. The meal menus are updated every month and often take inspiration from the local flavours of your destination.

If you know your flight number and the date you’re flying, you can take a peek at the menu on the Emirates website before you travel. For example, at the time of writing, the EK419 from Sydney to Bangkok is serving meals including tomato soup, smoked salmon served with green gazpacho and Japanese seven-spiced beef. If you’re only after a light bite, you can choose from small snacks including Tandoori tofu kebabs and pan-fried chicken gyoza. Of course, there are plenty of dessert options for travellers with a sweet tooth, including cookies, cream cheesecake, seasonal fruit and carefully designed cheese boards.

There are also plenty of beverages available. You can wet your whistle with everything from juice and soft drinks to tea and coffee. There is also an extensive cocktail menu boasting Bloody Marys and martinis as well as a wide selection of spirits, liqueurs, beers and wines.

Meals are served on Royal Doulton bone china plates, complete with exclusive Robert Welch cutlery, which adds a taste of sophistication to your dining.

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Where can I fly?

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Emirates travels to a variety of countries from Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. There are a variety of destinations to choose from, such as Cairo, Spain and more.

Flight pathFlight Code
Perth - CairoEK425 / EK923
Sydney - BangkokEK419/ EK418
Adelaide - CopenhagenEK411 / EK151
Brisbane - ViennaEK433/ EK125
Melbourne - BudapestEK405 / EK111

Get to your destination in style and comfort with access to a variety of entertainment, inflight Wi-Fi and comfort. Flying with Emirates business class ensures you’ll arrive at your destination full, comfortable and satisfied.

Pictures: Emirates and Shutterstock

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